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Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Ukraine agrees to dialogue with Russian-led republics

Ukrainian officials this week agreed to begin talks with representatives of Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine, marking a significant policy departure following six years of refusals to enter into direct dialogue with the breakaway regions.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Six years of war fail to cure Putin’s Ukraine delusions

How do you make peace with an adversary who openly questions your right to exist? This is the challenge facing Ukraine as it seeks to end a war with Russia while confronting old imperial prejudices that continue to influence Russian policy-making.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Nationalism

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Diaspora deputies: Should Ukraine’s global community have a voice in parliament?

Ukraine's multi-million strong global diaspora has long been a vocal voice of support for the motherland - is it now time to offer the diaspora a greater role in the development of Ukraine through parliamentary representation?

UkraineAlert by Andrej Lushnycky

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Russian assassinations send chilling message of impunity

Kremlin-linked assassinations are being exposed on a regular basis across Europe. Is this a sign of Russian sloppiness, or does Moscow want the world to now that it acts with impunity on the global stage?

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Non-Traditional Threats Russia

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

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Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Ukraine needs IMF support not political purges

President Zelenskyy's sudden purge of his reformist cabinet has shaken confidence in the Ukrainian economy at a time when global markets are facing a mounting coronavirus crisis - could an IMF deal be the solution?

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Water for peace: Ukraine tests public opinion on a very dangerous deal

A number of politicians from President Zelenskyy's ruling party have recently spoken out in support of renewing water supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea. Is Zelenskyy preparing public opinion for a grand bargain to secure peace in eastern Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Conflict Energy & Environment

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

MH17 court case: Putin’s Ukraine war goes on trial

This week a court in the Netherlands begins hearing the case against three Russians and one Ukrainian charged with involvement in the 2014 downing of flight MH17. In reality, Putin's entire Ukraine war is on trial.

UkraineAlert by Yaroslav Dovgopol

Conflict Russia

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: OPEC+ talks collapse sending crude prices to 2017 lows

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment International Markets

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Haring breaks down Ukrainian government reshuffle on Hromadske

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Political Reform

Events

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

How Russia is handling coronavirus

ONLINE EVENT - As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold across the globe, questions are increasingly being asked about the veracity of official Russian infection statistics and response. What will the pandemic mean for Putin's policies at home and abroad?

10:00am

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Spheres of influence: Outdated relic or renewed reality?

ONLINE EVENT - Are spheres of influence a geopolitical force, and if so, how should US policymakers respond?

2:15pm