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Experts

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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

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How fake news helped hide Soviet genocide in Ukraine

Stalin’s man-made famine in 1930s Ukraine ranks as one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century but it remains relatively unknown. The new movie "Mr. Jones" seeks to counter decades of disinformation.

UkraineAlert by Georgiy Kent

Disinformation Media

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How revelations of Russian bounties in Afghanistan could escalate the US-Russia feud

"The United States and its democratic allies have options," to push back against Moscow, but they must "think through the challenge with care and in context of the larger challenge Putin poses for us," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Russian bounties on US troops signify a dangerous new phase in relations

The United States and its allies must listen to the warnings of intelligence agencies and recognize this coordinated campaign of destabilization for what it is: a new and lethal threat shared by each country within which Putin’s agents are operating. The Hot Peace is heating up.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Russia is quietly occupying Ukraine’s information space

Viktor Medvedchuk is Ukraine's leading pro-Kremlin politician and a personal friend of Vladimir Putin. Medvedchuk's expanding media empire is sparking concerns over Russian influence in Ukraine's information space.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Ukraine Cannot Stand Up To Russia Without A Modern Electric Grid

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

How Russia weaponizes the language issue in Ukraine

Critics of Ukraine's 2019 Language Law claim that it goes too far in promoting the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian. Others claim attempts to politicize language policy will only help Putin.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Disinformation

Events

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Russia’s new Tsar? The aftermath of Putin’s constitutional referendum

ONLINE EVENT - Putin seems to close to achieving his goal, guaranteeing his chance to remain president until 2036. Now looking forward, what does the future hold in store for Putin and Russia?

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT