UkraineAlertOct 29, 2020
Kremlin memory wars and the search for a unifying Ukrainian national identity
By Olesya Khromeychuk
Ukraine's post-Soviet quest for an inclusive national identity capable of uniting the country has had to contend with memory wars fueled by domestic political rivalries and renewed Russian imperial ambitions.
UkraineAlertOct 5, 2020
The case for sanctioning Ukraine’s anti-Western MPs
By Daria Kaleniuk
Many of Ukraine's most prominent anti-Western figures also have considerable business interests in the West. Anti-corruption activists accuse them of hypocrisy and say sanctions are justified.
In the NewsAug 25, 2020
Ashford in the New York Times: Biden wants to return to a ‘normal’ foreign policy. That’s the problem.
By Atlantic Council
Emma Ashford writes about way forward for US leadership in the world. Even under a Biden administration, the US can not approach foreign policy as it once did. More about our expert
In the NewsAug 19, 2020
German politics heats up
By Atlantic Council
For the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler joins AICGS’ Jeff Rathke and Eric Langenbacher for a new episode of the Zeitgeist, to talk about German political dynamics, the Social Democratic Party, and Merkel's ending tenure.
UkraineAlertJul 15, 2020
Toppling Lenin: The lessons of Ukraine’s memory wars
By Peter Dickinson
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.
UkraineAlertMay 24, 2020
Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media
By Tetiana Gaiduk
Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country's discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.
UkraineAlertMay 21, 2020
Ukraine’s novice president may yet live up to the hype
By Tetiana Popova
Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has struggled to match the sky high expectations that accompanied his historic 2019 election win, but he has done enough during his first year to suggest he may yet live up to the hype, says Tetiana Popova.