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.
UkraineAlertMay 3, 2020
Zelenskyy fails to deliver on promise of a new beginning
By David Clark
Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency in spring 2019 as a political outsider promising an end to decades of corrupt government. One year on, Ukrainians are still waiting for evidence of this fight against corruption.
In the NewsApr 10, 2020
Should the European Left take on the populists at their own game?
By Atlantic Council
For Medium World, Alistair Somerville and Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler go head to head on whether European center-left and left wing parties should take on the right wing populists at their own game.
Inflection PointsMar 7, 2020
Coronavirus is already changing the world
By Frederick Kempe
The first returns are in regarding how the coronavirus episode might change the world. No doubt the virus is a curse, but it also could be a blessing if politicians and voters heed its lessons. As Winston Churchill said on the cusp of World War II, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”