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All commentary & analysis

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why Ukraine sanctioned Putin’s ally Medvedchuk

Ukraine has introduced a number of measures during February 2021 to restrict the influence of Vladimir Putin’s closest Ukrainian ally, Viktor Medvedchuk.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

How to deploy economic tools against Putin’s aggression

Life doesn’t wait for any administration—and neither will Putin. Here’s how the US government can deploy sanctions and other tools of economic statecraft as part of a broader Russia policy.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Russia’s collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars is a war crime

As Ukraine seeks international justice over the Russian seizure and occupation of Crimea, Kyiv should consider holding the Kremlin to account for the collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko

Conflict Human Rights

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe”

By taking steps to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, US President Joe Biden has a real opportunity to build a new transatlantic security consensus while revitalizing the US-German relationship.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Ukrainians protest “political justice” over activist jailing

The jailing of a high-profile Ukrainian activist has sparked protests over fears that his conviction represents politicized justice and a victory for pro-Kremlin forces within the Ukrainian establishment.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Civil Society Conflict

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Questions remain after Putin hosts Lukashenka

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Sochi this week but it remains unclear exactly what was agreed during their summit meeting.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Experts react: What’s behind the crisis in Georgia?

On February 23, Georgian authorities arrested a top opposition leader, sparking a new political crisis for the country. Experts react to the latest developments and what it means for the young democracy’s future.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain and Shelby Magid

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Rethinking Yushchenko

Ukraine’s third president, Viktor Yushchenko, came to power on a tide of history but left office in humbling circumstances after a single term. Is it now time to reevaluate the transformative effect of his presidency?

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

US and EU must hold Russia accountable for enabling brutal Belarus crackdown

Belarus presents an opportunity for the US to partner with the EU in order to ensure that pressure is maintained not just on Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but on his enabler Vladimir Putin as well.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis

While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Economy & Business

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