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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

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?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Ukraine’s new football shirt leaves Russia furious

Russia has reacted with fury to Ukraine's new national football team jersey featuring a map of Ukraine. Kremlin anger is focused on the inclusion of Crimea, which is internationally recognized as part of Ukraine but has been under Russian occupation since 2014.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Why Eurovision is Ukraine’s soft power secret weapon

Since the dawn of Ukrainian independence in 1991, no single event has done as much to promote Brand Ukraine internationally or showcase the country’s creativity as the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

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.