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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

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

The US is defending Europe by blocking Putin’s pipeline

Berlin has slammed US plans to impose harsh new sanctions on Vladimir Putin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but critics see the project as a direct threat to European security and energy independence.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Ukraine needs EU rules to avoid global gas imbalances

More than 50 European companies may be barred from exporting gas to Ukraine during the peak storage season if the Ukrainian and Slovak gas transmission system operators fail to reach a solution for an alternative transport route during an unplanned pipeline outage this summer.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Central Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

What John Bolton tells us about President Trump’s Ukraine policy

Former White House national security advisor John Bolton's new book “The Room Where It Happened” is an extraordinary read that portrays President Trump as being deeply hostile towards Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

What could the prosecution of Petro Poroshenko mean for Ukrainian democracy?

Escalating efforts to prosecute former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko are sparking concerns over the country's continued commitment to democracy under new president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Ukraine’s coronavirus cases are surging – can the media tackle public complacency?

Ukraine has relaxed coronavirus lockdown restrictions but the country is now reporting record infection rates. Can the media learn the lessons of the past three months and help prevent public complacency?

UkraineAlert by Nataliya Gumenyuk

Coronavirus Media

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Ukrainian educators find multimedia solution to coronavirus school closures

The Ukrainian Online School initiative was Ukraine's response to the closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. It featured both online lessons and TV broadcasts to make sure no child was left out.

UkraineAlert by Veronika Selega

Coronavirus Education

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

One million passports: Putin has weaponized citizenship in occupied eastern Ukraine

Moscow plans to issue one million Russian passports to residents of Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine by the end of 2020 in a bid to prolong the six-year conflict between Russia and Ukraine indefinitely.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Disproving the discourse of danger: Kazakhstan at thirty

Central Asian independence in the 1990s spawned enormous anxiety among observers who foresaw cascading threats of Islamic terrorism, internecine war, ethnic conflicts within or between these states, or violence between Russian settlers and their new governments. Thirty years on, Kazakhstan has steered past many of these potential flashpoints and avoided the "discourse of danger."

New Atlanticist by Stephen Blank

Central Asia Coronavirus

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

NATO upgrades Ukraine

NATO recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner on June 12 in a status upgrade that reflected deepening cooperation and boosted Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration ambitions.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Europe & Eurasia NATO

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 - For the sixth anniversary of this tragedy, we focus our attention on the trial, evaluate where matters stand, how the Kremlin has been held accountable thus far, and what political implications lie ahead.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT