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Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Reintegration and reconciliation in the Donbas

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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

What Poland wants when it comes to US troops

It's not a place the Polish government wants to be: caught between its crucial transatlantic ally the United States and its neighbor, Europe's most powerful country, Germany.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Defense Policy Germany

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

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with European Commission Vice President Věra Jourová

Vice-President for Values and Transparency for the European Commission Věra Jourová speaks with DFRLab Senior Fellow, Jakub Kalensky about the Commission’s latest Joint Communication.

Interview

Digital Policy Disinformation

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

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Tallinn hosts first meeting of Three Seas Foreign Ministers

Top officials from the US, Germany and EU participate

Press Release

Central Europe Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Global value chain disruptions: Challenges and opportunities

As one of its immediate impacts, the pandemic disrupted global supply chains and suppressed economic activities across the world, rekindling discussions about deglobalization. While these discussions do have some merits, declaring the end of globalization would be too naïve—there are still opportunities in competitive countries, like Turkey, for maintaining the globalized economy.

TURKEYSource by Necmettin Kaymaz

Economy & Business International Markets

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

LGBTI leaders speak out on COVID, US-Europe relations, and the fight for equality

As the world marks Pride Month, three prominent out LGBTI European leaders discussed their countries’ fight against coronavirus, ongoing disagreements between Europe and the United States, and the continuing fight for LGBTI equality.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Economy & Business

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

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

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Challenging convention: Charting a course for the New American Engagement Initiative

ONLINE EVENT — Which of the assumptions guiding US foreign policy are no longer fit for purpose? How can the United States learn from past mistakes and develop more productive and responsible modes of engagement?

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Reports Launch: Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together

ONLINE EVENT - What scenarios await us in the post-COVID-19 world? How can the international community, and the United States, find a way forward and act jointly to manage the fallout from the pandemic?

2:30pm ONLINE EVENT