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UkraineAlert

Aug 16, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine genocide is rooted in Russian impunity for Soviet crimes

By Alexander Khara

Failure to hold anyone accountable for the crimes of the Soviet era has fostered a climate of impunity in modern Russia that has paved the way for the genocidal invasion of Ukraine, writes Alexander Khara.

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UkraineAlert

Aug 11, 2022

Generation UA: Young Ukrainians are driving the resistance to Russia’s war

By Mehri Druckman

Generation UA: From politics and the military to civil society and journalism, the post-independence generation of young Ukrainians is driving the country's remarkable fight back against Russia's invasion.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Aug 8, 2022

Putin has forced Ukrainians to view Russian culture as a weapon of war

By Kate Tsurkan

Efforts to reduce Russia's cultural footprint in Ukraine have sparked criticism but in reality it is Putin who has weaponized Russian culture and forced Ukrainians to view the likes of Pushkin and Dostoevsky as tools of empire.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jul 27, 2022

Ukraine’s tech excellence is playing a vital role in the war against Russia

By Valeriya Ionan

Ukraine's tech sector excellence is playing a key role in the war against Russia by providing rapid solutions to frontline challenges in ways that the more traditional top-down Russian military simply cannot match. 

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UkraineAlert

Jul 3, 2022

Investing in Ukraine’s brains is vital for the country’s post-war prosperity

By Gerson S. Sher

International support for the development of Ukraine's education and tech sectors could hold the key to a strong and sovereign Ukrainian state once the current war with Putin's Russia is over, writes Gerson S. Sher.

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UkraineAlert

Jun 10, 2022

Ukraine’s female soldiers reflect country’s strong feminist tradition

By Iryna Slavinska

The prominent role being played by Ukrainian women in the current war effort reflects longstanding traditions of feminism and notions of gender equality that have deep roots in Ukrainian society.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Burrows in New Security Beat: Youth disillusionment as a danger to democracy

By Atlantic Council

On June 7, an article co-authored by Mathew Burrows was published by the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, which discussed the dangers of a growing cohort of youth who feel disillusioned by political failures. “Failing to examine youth engagement trends may be a serious blind spot— and thus a threat to democracy. It is a question […]

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UkraineAlert

Jun 7, 2022

Only total defeat in Ukraine can cure Russia of its imperialism

By Dennis Soltys

Despite collapsing in 1917 and 1991, today's Russia remains an unapologetically imperialistic power. Unless Putin's invasion of Ukraine ends in unambiguous defeat, we will soon witness a new round on imperial aggression.

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In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Recognize the power of music

By Leila Cobo

Colombian musicians have become global leaders. They are the single-most recognized ambassadors of the country’s culture, folklore, and traditions. They are vocal agents of change, thanks to an ever-growing number of artistic collaborations and an increasingly solid business infrastructure.

Colombia Education

In-Depth Research & Reports

May 31, 2022

Share the Colombian American dream

By John Leguizamo

Colombian Americans are integral to the arts and culture in the United States. From an immigrant working-class family in Queens to a renowned artist in theater, film, and television, I share my story and aspiration for other Colombians to seize their dreams and follow in my path.

Colombia Education

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