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Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Central bank chief’s political ouster discredits Ukraine

In June, Ukraine secured a vital new IMF program. Continued National Bank of Ukraine independence was a key condition. However, within weeks, NBU chief Yakiv Smolii resigned citing political pressure.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Coronavirus chaos reigns at front line checkpoints in Russian-occupied Ukraine

A climate of confusion over coronavirus-related checkpoint crossing procedures is creating havoc and adding to the hardships of civilians living close to the front lines of the Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Eric Fritz

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Containing the Kremlin: Why the West must rethink policy towards a revisionist Russia

After more than five years of deadlock in Russia-Ukraine peace talks, it is obvious that fresh approaches are needed in order to end the war on Europe’s eastern frontier and contain the Kremlin.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Ukrainian resorts see 30% growth as coronavirus crisis boosts domestic tourism

With international travel still heavily restricted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Ukraine's Black Sea holiday resorts are experiencing a major boost as Ukrainians spend their vacations closer to home.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Ukraine

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Ambassador Fried testifies to House Committee on Foreign Affairs on exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad

Exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad

Testimony

Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Czar Putin wants a new age of empires

In both word and deed, Putin has made it clear that he rejects today’s rules-based international order and seeks to reverse the verdict of 1991. His vision for a new age of empires represents an existential challenge to the West.

UkraineAlert by Nataliia Popovych and Danylo Lubkivsky

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Minsk Maidan? Belarus facing summer of discontent

Belarus has been an international backwater for much of the past 25 years, but it may soon find itself thrust into the geopolitical spotlight as tensions mount ahead of the country's August 9 presidential election.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Analysis: Ukraine’s central bank governor quits post citing “political pressure”

National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Yakiv Smolii submitted his resignation on July 1 in what was widely seen as a major blow to Ukraine’s reform agenda. What does this mean for the country’s future direction?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Economy & Business Ukraine

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns leaving Zelenskyy’s reform credentials in tatters

Ukraine’s reform agenda suffered a serious blow on July 1 when Yakiv Smolii, the highly respected governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), resigned due to what he called “systematic political pressure.”

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Financial Regulation Macroeconomics

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Ukraine’s powerful Interior Minister Avakov under fire over police reform failures

Ukraine's post-2014 police reforms were initially hailed as a success but have since unraveled alarmingly. Many now blame powerful Interior Minister Arsen Avakov for blocking genuine law enforcement reform.

UkraineAlert by Liliane Bivings

Political Reform Rule of Law

Events

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Priorities for investment and rebuilding the Donbas

ONLINE EVENT - How does a region known globally for conflict chart a new, constructive path forward? How can Ukraine convince foreign investors to invest in a war-torn region with dodgy courts?

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

MH17 and the elusive search for justice

ONLINE EVENT - After years of investigation, the MH17 trial in the Netherlands seeks to indict those responsible and hold them to account.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Is NATO still relevant?

ONLINE EVENT - Is NATO still a relevant force to manage the challenges to the international order of the 21st Century and the great powers testing its limits?

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT