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UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer

Sep 9, 2021

Why Ukraine must join NATO

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer

Given the Kremlin's hostile revisionism, Ukraine's membership in NATO is in the long-term interest of the US and its allies. As Moscow expands its hybrid war on the West, Ukraine is an asset.

Eastern Europe International Organizations

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Jul 27, 2021

Is Putin’s next big chance to take Ukraine now?

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

With the world distracted by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is anyone paying attention to Ukraine's East? Distractions favor Putin, and he's taken advantage of nearly every major sporting event of the last 14 years to stun the world.

Conflict Crisis Management

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Jul 27, 2021

More backsliding in Kyiv

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

President Zelenskyy's exemption of infrastructure projects from standard tender procedures and oversight is a setback for reform. Yet the move has sparked necessary conversations on how to improve public procurement in Ukraine.

Corruption Economy & Business
President Biden and Chancellor Merkel at a press conference at the White House.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Jul 27, 2021

Why is Biden letting Putin win?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Russia and Germany, enabled by a distracted and increasingly isolationist United States, trample Europe and ignore the wishes of Central and Eastern European and Baltic nation-states. What does the White House think it’s doing?

Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Jul 21, 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Belarus’ future and her place in it

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

“I’m not going to participate in new elections,” Tsikhanouskaya said at the Atlantic Council. Instead, she wants to see a new free and fair election and a self-sustaining democratic movement in Belarus.

Belarus Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid

Jun 24, 2021

Ukraine offers hope in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid

While Ukrainian attitudes towards the LGBTQI community are still far behind the levels of acceptance encountered elsewhere in the West, Ukraine’s modest progress offers hope in a region where intolerance is on the rise.

Civil Society Human Rights

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Jun 14, 2021

Geopolitical weapon: Putin’s pipeline nears completion

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

This week's summit meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may be one of the last opportunities for the US to take a stand against the Kremlin's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

Conflict NATO Partnerships

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine must do more to regain the West’s trust

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

The coming week will underline the shortcomings of President Zelenskyy’s foreign policy, with Ukraine left on the sidelines as a series of crucial international summits take place that will directly impact the country’s future.

Corruption Democratic Transitions