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Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Ukraine’s slippery slope to progress

Zelenskyy shocked observers by firing his government. Is Kyiv now stacked with obedient loyalists, or is there still hope to put Ukraine on the right path?

Borscht Belt by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Democratic Transitions Political Reform
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Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Breadbasket Ukraine must not prohibit grain exports

Ukrainian policymakers are reportedly discussing the prohibition of grain exports. This could have a disastrous impact on the economy while also damaging ties with Ukraine's international partners.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

International Financial Institutions Trade

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Beyond east versus west: Ukraine must go global

The coronavirus crisis is a globally disruptive event that gives Ukraine an opportunity to rethink the country's geopolitical trajectory and move beyond the traditional foreign policy of east versus west.

UkraineAlert by Viktor Karvatskyy

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine is a ticking coronavirus time bomb

With poor medical facilities, limited quarantine measures, and a large pension-age population, Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine has the potential to become a major coronavirus hotspot.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Coronavirus Russia

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Ukraine lacks leadership as coronavirus crisis escalates

Ukraine is ill-prepared for a major coronavirus outbreak but the country has wasted precious weeks engaging in political drama as the scale of the pandemic threat become increasingly apparent.

UkraineAlert by Volodymyr Dubovyk

Coronavirus Political Reform

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

Ukraine adds political drama to coronavirus crisis

Ukraine experienced a month of political turbulence in March 2020 as the country grappled with cabinet reshuffles amid an escalating coronavirus crisis. Who emerged as the political winners and losers?

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

Coronavirus crisis could spark authoritarian revival

The Western world has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis while non-democratic regimes claim to have acted more decisively. Will the pandemic lead to greater support for authoritarian approaches?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Ukraine’s slippery slope to progress

Zelenskyy shocked observers by firing his government. Is Kyiv now stacked with obedient loyalists, or is there still hope to put Ukraine on the right path?

Borscht Belt by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Ukrainian local authorities move online to beat coronavirus lockdown

With Ukraine under coronavirus lockdown, legislation has been rushed through allowing local authorities to operate online. The move is being greeted as another step in the right direction for Ukraine's fledgling democracy.

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Will coronavirus cuts kill off Ukraine’s post-Maidan cultural renaissance?

Ukraine is preparing major budget cuts to cultural institutions as part of efforts to fund the fight against coronavirus. This threatens to reverse the progress in the cultural sphere achieved since 2014.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Zelenskyy resurrects his reformist credentials as coronavirus crisis looms

March 30 was a big day for Ukraine with major changes in parliament that reversed the anti-reform backlash underway in the country since March 4 and provided President Zelenskyy with fresh political momentum as the coronavirus crisis escalates.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

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Thu, Apr 16, 2020

What does Moscow really want?

ONLINE EVENT - For the last six years, Moscow has been pursuing a multidimensional destabilization campaign against Ukraine. What is the Kremlin's foreign policy, and what does Moscow really want in Ukraine?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT