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UkraineAlert is a comprehensive online publication that provides regular news and analysis on developments in Ukraine’s politics, economy, civil society, and culture.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

The trip from Donbas: Ukraine’s pressing need to defend its veterans

Ukraine’s veterans from the war in the Donbas are at the crossroads of major changes occurring within Ukrainian society today, but a lack of support for veterans creates a critical void in Ukraine’s national security and hobbles its transition to democracy.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Lauren Van Metre & John Boerstler

Security & Defense Ukraine

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Ukraine arrives at a new anti-corruption crossroads

With Ukraine’s anti-corruption measures finally beginning to produce results, the old elites have hit back via the Constitutional Court in a bid to derail the country's ambitious reform agenda.

UkraineAlert by Miriam Kosmehl

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ukraine must study the economic foundations of Azerbaijan’s military success

Ukraine must learn from Azerbaijan and look to create a strong economy built on modern technologies and broad international cooperation before seeking to regain Russian-occupied regions of the country.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Strengthening ties between NATO, Ukraine and Georgia

Ukraine and Georgia both feature among NATO's six Enhanced Opportunities Partners but the two former Soviet republics seek greater integration as they continue to push for eventual NATO membership.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk, Irakli Porchkhidze, Sergiy Solodkyy

NATO Partnerships Non-Traditional Threats

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

How Ukraine’s Orange Revolution shaped twenty-first century geopolitics

Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution is often overlooked but it is worthy of more attention as one of the great geopolitical turning points of the early twenty-first century that set the stage for today's Cold War climate.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Taming Ukraine’s oligarchs

Serhiy Verlanov argues that until Ukraine has the political will to take on the country's all-powerful oligarchs, there is little chance of realizing the potential that has remained untapped since 1991.

UkraineAlert by Serhiy Verlanov

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Ukraine’s new privatization faces array of old obstacles

Ukraine's State Property Fund has revamped the country's privatization process and hopes to sell off hundreds of state-owned enterprises but faces opposition from those benefiting from corruption.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Economy & Business

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Mayoral races in Ukraine: City-by-city runoff preview

Ukrainians will vote this weekend to elect mayors in a number of big cities across the country as the current local election cycle comes to a close with incumbents heavily favored to do well.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Elections Ukraine

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Ukraine can learn from Azerbaijan’s recent victory

Azerbaijan’s recent victory over Armenia offers some potentially important lessons for Ukraine, which is home to the most recent of the many little wars to erupt amid the ruins of the Soviet Empire.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Security & Defense

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Coronavirus crisis exposes Ukraine’s healthcare failures

The secondary phase of Ukraine's landmark healthcare reforms is being neglected by the government as the country suffers from faltering leadership in the fight against the coronavirus crisis.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Coronavirus Ukraine

Sat, Nov 14, 2020

What can Ukraine expect from a Biden presidency?

Joe Biden's US presidential election victory was welcomed by many Ukrainians who felt that bilateral ties had suffered during the Trump presidency despite continued bipartisan US support for Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Elections