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Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The Azov Regiment has not depoliticized

The Azov Regiment began life in 2014 as part of Ukraine’s makeshift volunteer army and soon earned a reputation for far-right ties. The regiment has since been incorporated into the National Guard, but has it really cut its political associations?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Kuzmenko

Nationalism Ukraine

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Living next door to a superpower: How Canada’s experience can help Ukraine

As Ukraine struggles to find a route towards peaceful coexistence with its powerful Russian neighbor, Kyiv politicians could learn from Canada’s own experience of living next door to a global superpower.

UkraineAlert by Roman Waschuk

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Cruz vows to thwart Russian bid to save Putin’s pipeline

Russia is attempting to sidestep American sanctions designed to block the completion of an important new energy pipeline that bypasses Ukraine, but US Senator Ted Cruz has said he remains committed to stopping the project permanently.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Ukraine’s horrible, no good, very bad month just got worse

Ukraine is having a bad month, and it only seems to be getting worse.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Rule of Law

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Ukraine’s pro-Russian MPs plot new front with Putin

Ukraine’s pro-Russian political forces have been in retreat since 2014, but as the world focuses on the coronavirus crisis, Kremlin-friendly Ukrainian MPs are planning new initiatives with their Moscow colleagues.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Russia

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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