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UkraineAlert

Jul 15, 2022

EU candidate status is an historic opportunity to transform Ukraine

By Kira Rudik

The decision to grant Ukraine official EU candidate status does not guarantee the country's future membership but the process of further integration can dramatically boost Ukraine's domestic reform momentum, writes Kira Rudik.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jul 13, 2022

Building a better Ukraine: Rule of law is essential for post-war prosperity

By Bohdan Vitvitsky

Few would argue that the rule of law is essential for Ukraine’s post-war prosperity. However, previous efforts to implement judicial reforms have fallen short. What is required to make sure next time is different?

Civil Society Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jul 12, 2022

The Arab World and the Ukraine conflict: The quest for nonalignment

By Maha Yahya

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine serves as a reminder that employing military means to alter political realities is not a thing of the past. For countries in the MENA region, this truth is something with which they have lived for decades. Their response to the war in Ukraine has generally been to remain neutral and nonaligned.

Crisis Management Human Rights

UkraineAlert

Jun 24, 2022

Ukraine edges closer to EU dream despite horrors of Putin’s war

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine has this week secured official EU candidate status as the country seeks to advance its European integration ambitions while also defending itself against an ongoing Russian invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Jun 23, 2022

FAST THINKING: The EU gives Ukraine a shot at membership. What’s next for Kyiv?

By Atlantic Council

While candidacy is an important symbolic gesture when Ukraine is under attack from Russia, EU membership is far from a done deal for Kyiv.

Democratic Transitions European Union

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Is Biden’s approach to Latin America a problem?

By Atlantic Council

On June 23, Christopher Preble co-hosted a new iteration of the Net Assessment podcast in the War on the Rocks network about the Summit of the Americas. By all accounts, the Summit was poorly organized, and attending leaders were unimpressed with the lack of consultation before the event and with the initiatives set forth by […]

Americas Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Jun 21, 2022

“Historic victory for women’s rights”: Ukraine ratifies Istanbul Convention

By Iryna Slavinska

Ukraine has this week ratified the Istanbul Convention in a major step toward greater protections against domestic and gender-based violence as the country seeks to make further progress in its European integration bid.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 21, 2022

What would EU candidate status mean for Ukraine?

By Peter Dickinson

Ukrainians expect the country to be granted official EU candidate nation status at this week's summit of European leaders but what would this mean for Ukraine's broader ambitions for greater Euro-Atlantic integration?

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 20, 2022

Time for EU leaders to honor Ukraine’s long fight for a European future

By Mark Temnycky

Ukraine hopes to receive official EU candidate nation status this week as the country's long struggle for a European future enters a new phase while Ukrainian forces continue to defend against Russian invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Jun 19, 2022

Croatia’s remarkable national journey is a source of hope for Ukraine

By Vladyslav Rashkovan

Croatia's journey from war and partial occupation by a more powerful neighbor to membership of the European Union is a source of inspiration for Ukrainians as they fight against Russia's ongoing invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

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