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Tue, Sep 7, 2021

Could Vladimir Putin repeat his Crimean conquest in southwestern Ukraine?

The Bessarabia region in southwestern Ukraine shares many of the same characteristics that helped facilitate the 2014 Kremlin takeover of Crimea and should be a national security priority for the Ukrainian authorities.

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

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Tue, Aug 17, 2021

Biden and Merkel must confront Putin’s imperial ambitions in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent essay "On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians" argued that Russians and Ukrainians are "one people," but an overwhelming majority of Ukrainians do not agree.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

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Thu, Aug 12, 2021

Ukraine must do more to protect civilians living close to the conflict contact line

With little hope of a breakthrough towards peace in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian authorities must focus their attention on protecting civilians caught up in the ongoing conflict.

UkraineAlert by Beatrice Godefroy, Suleiman Mamutov

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Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Time to remind Russia that Crimea is Ukraine

The inaugural meeting of Ukraine's new Crimean Platform initiative will take place in Kyiv later this month as efforts continue to end the seven-year Russian occupation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Aug 5, 2021

How Ukraine can push back against Vladimir Putin’s twisted history

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent article on Ukrainian history has been interpreted by many as a declaration of war against Ukrainian national identity. How should Ukraine respond to this ominous essay?

UkraineAlert by Tom Warner

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Fri, Jul 30, 2021

FAST THINKING: Will Facebook’s anti-extremism efforts actually work?

Following the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, social-media platforms are under pressure to address the extremist content circulating on their sites. But what exactly should social media's role be in intervening against extremism?

Fast Thinking by Rose Jackson, Jared Holt


Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Putin’s new Ukraine essay reveals imperial ambitions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined the historical basis for his claims against Ukraine in a controversial new essay that has been likened in some quarters to a declaration of war.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

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Tue, Jul 13, 2021

The world cannot ignore Putin’s Ukraine obsession

Russian President Vladimir Putin has published a new essay on the "historical unity" of Russians and Ukrainians that illustrates the imperial thinking behind his ongoing seven-year war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

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Wed, Jun 30, 2021

For Ukrainians, Euro 2020 resonates beyond football

Ukraine's success at the Euro 2020 European championship is about much more than football as the country struggles to defend itself against Russian imperial aggression and assert an independent identity.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

US Rep. Tom Malinowski: The evolution of big tech and social media places strain on democracies worldwide

"If the United States is going to do its part to win this contest [between democracy and authoritarianism], we’ve got to be aligned with others around the world who share our values. One country alone, even as powerful as America, can’t do this by ourselves," Malinowski told the DFRLab's 360/Open Summit.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

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