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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

Biden and Ukraine: A strategy for the new administration

The United States has been an essential partner for Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion in 2014. Now that Joe Biden has taken office, he has a real chance to move past the difficult detour that US-Ukraine relations took under his predecessor.

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund, Daniel Fried, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, William B. Taylor, Alexander Vershbow

Conflict Corruption

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.



Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Is Putin’s next big chance to take Ukraine now?

With the world distracted by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is anyone paying attention to Ukraine's East? Distractions favor Putin, and he's taken advantage of nearly every major sporting event of the last 14 years to stun the world.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

More backsliding in Kyiv

President Zelenskyy's exemption of infrastructure projects from standard tender procedures and oversight is a setback for reform. Yet the move has sparked necessary conversations on how to improve public procurement in Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Corruption Economy & Business
President Biden and Chancellor Merkel at a press conference at the White House.

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Why is Biden letting Putin win?

Russia and Germany, enabled by a distracted and increasingly isolationist United States, trample Europe and ignore the wishes of Central and Eastern European and Baltic nation-states. What does the White House think it’s doing?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Nord Stream 2 gets the green light

How will the United States and Germany balance business needs with security? And what price will Kyiv be forced to pay? We drilled down with our experts for answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Germany

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

UKRAINE AT 30: Andriy Shevchenko’s three decades as unofficial ambassador

No Ukrainian has done more to raise the country's international profile that footballer Andriy Shevchenko, who has been quite simply the most famous Ukrainian in the world since the early years of independence.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine takes a big step towards judicial reform

Ukraine took a big step towards judicial reform on July 13 when MPs adopted laws that establish credible foundations for the reboot of the country’s deeply compromised legal system.

UkraineAlert by Olena Halushka and Tetiana Shevchuk

Civil Society Corruption

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine’s faltering efforts to privatize state-owned banks

The Ukrainian government is committed to reducing its estimated 55% stake in the country's banking system by overseeing the privatization of state-owned banks, but progress remains painfully slow.

UkraineAlert by Mark Savchuk

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Naftogaz corporate governance is a national priority for Ukraine

In recent months, developments at Ukraine’s national energy company, Naftogaz, have raised concerns over the country's broader post-Maidan drive to reform corporate governance at state-owned enterprises

UkraineAlert by Andriy Boytsun

Corruption Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Putin’s new Ukraine essay reveals imperial ambitions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined the historical basis for his claims against Ukraine in a controversial new essay that has been likened in some quarters to a declaration of war.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jul 13, 2021

The world cannot ignore Putin’s Ukraine obsession

Russian President Vladimir Putin has published a new essay on the "historical unity" of Russians and Ukrainians that illustrates the imperial thinking behind his ongoing seven-year war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation