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Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Putin’s fear of democracy is fueling the crisis in Belarus

The leaders of pro-democracy protests in Belarus have repeatedly denied any anti-Russian agenda but this has failed to prevent Moscow from offering its full backing to beleaguered dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Sun, Oct 4, 2020

Belarus protest crackdown sparks IT industry exodus

The Lukashenka regime's hard line response to unprecedented pro-democracy protests in Belarus is sparking an alarming exodus within the country's vibrant and economically important IT industry.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

EU-Ukraine tensions mount ahead of annual summit

The EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels on October 6 is likely to be dominated by concerns that President Zelenskyy is no longer committed to maintaining Ukraine's post-2014 path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Peter Dickinson is the editor of the UkraineAlert blog at the Eurasia Center and the publisher of Business Ukraine and Lviv Today magazines.

Born in the United Kingdom and a permanent resident of Ukraine for nearly twenty years, Peter has worked to develop awareness of Ukrainian current affairs and issues in English-speaking countries. In 1997, he served as the British Council’s information manager in West Ukraine, where he worked to facilitate dialogue between Ukrainian NGOs and academic sectors and promote UK government outreach in the region. 

Following this, Peter established himself as a journalist and media manager in Kyiv, helping to launch and manage a range of media products in Ukraine over the past fifteen years. He served as Chief Editor of What’s On Kyiv magazine for six years before departing to serve as the General Producer of Jewish News One TV, the world’s first international Jewish 24-hour TV news channel. Following this, he worked for Ukraine Today TV and UATVas chief editor, facilitating the launch of both channels and overseeing editorial development. He previously served as editor-at-large at The Odessa Review.

In his independent pieces, Peter has focused on everything from politics and international relations to culture and entertainment in Ukraine. He has been published by Newsweek and World Affairs Journal and referenced as an expert by publications like the Washington Post, the Telegraph, and the Columbia Journalism Review. Peter is fluent in Russian and proficient in Ukrainian. He received his BA in history from Liverpool University.