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UkraineAlert

May 16, 2022

Ukraine War Diary: Everyday life is slowly returning to Fortress Kyiv

By Vitaly Sych

Ukraine War Diary: A semblance of normality is returning to life in the capital but Kyiv remains a fortress city where a strong military presence and an absence of children serve as constant reminders that the country is at war.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

May 16, 2022

Binnendijk and Vershbow in Defense News: A prolonged ceasefire may be the likely endgame in Ukraine

By Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow

Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow write that the West must provide Ukraine with the ability to thrive in a post-war environment.

Conflict Eastern Europe

UkraineAlert

May 15, 2022

Will Putin use chemical weapons in Ukraine?

By Ben Connable

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin may seek to save his failing Ukraine invasion by deploying chemical weapons, but there are reasons to believe that the Russian army is not capable of biological warfare.

Arms Control Conflict

Inflection Points

May 15, 2022

Five ways Ukraine’s partners can defeat Putin and shape the future

By Frederick Kempe

It's time for Kyiv and its allies to seize the momentum. Here's how they can do it.

Conflict International Norms

UkraineAlert

May 15, 2022

Western advocates of appeasement need a crash course in Putinology

By Anders Åslund

The war in Ukraine has exposed the fundamental failure of international audiences to appreciate the true nature of modern Russia. Western advocates of appeasement clearly need a crash course in Putinology.

Conflict Disinformation

UkraineAlert

May 14, 2022

Ukraine wins Eurovision as European voters show song contest solidarity

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine's Eurovision victory is a soft power success story that underlines the country's dominance over Russia on the information front while highlighting the strength of international solidary and support for Ukraine.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia
Using drone footage supplied by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the DFRLab confirmed the incident took place near the Russian town of Belohorivka. (Source: @DefenceU/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 13, 2022

Russian War Report: Drone footage confirms failed Russian military pontoon crossing 

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The DFRLab geolocated drone footage that showed the obliteration of the Russian unit that tried to cross the Siversky Donets in the Donbas region.

Disinformation Eastern Europe

Trackers and Data Visualizations

May 13, 2022

Ukraine Aid Tracker: Mapping the West’s support to counter Russia’s invasion

By Emma Nix, Akshat Dhankher, Nancy Messieh

The West has shown a common understanding of the need to support Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid. Our interactive maps track the aid that Western countries are sending.

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 13, 2022

Mohseni-Cheraghlou interviewed by CBC News on Russia halting of gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria, and what it could mean for EU economies

Watch the full interview here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

UkraineAlert

May 12, 2022

Independent Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk dies aged 88

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine’s first post-Soviet president Leonid Kravchuk passed away on May 10. He is best remembered for his leading role in the 1991 Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

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