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Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Lukashenka vs. democracy: Where is Belarus heading?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is facing the biggest crisis of his 26-year reign as protests erupt over attempts to falsify the country's August 9 presidential election. Can he cling on to power?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts go up in smoke

A July 23 arson attack on the home of leading Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin has sparked concerns over the country's continued commitment to reforms under President Zelenskyy.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Toppling Lenin: The lessons of Ukraine’s memory wars

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a flurry of monument removals across the US and elsewhere. Independent Ukraine's long history of memory wars offers a timely case study in the politics of the past.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Nationalism

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.