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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.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Zelenskyy puts Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic future at risk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised to end an era of corruption. Instead, he stands accused of reversing the limited progress of recent years and opening the door to Russian revenge.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Ukraine’s booming IT sector can drive positive change

As the international community seeks ways to strengthen Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, private sector investment in the country’s attractive IT industry could have a significant and positive role to play.

UkraineAlert by Yuliya Rimsky and Filip Sasic

Cybersecurity Entrepreneurship

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Desecration of genocide monument marks a new low in Ukraine’s memory wars

The recent desecration of an iconic Kyiv statue honoring the millions of Ukrainians killed in the 1930s Soviet genocide marks a new low in the memory wars over the country's troubled and traumatic past.

UkraineAlert by John Vsetecka

Disinformation Resilience & Society

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

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Kremlin control of Crimea and the occupied Donbas has been disastrous for many religious groups

On September 16, Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and former US ambassador to Ukraine, testified before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom on the alarming state of religious freedom in the Russian Federation. Written statement Chairwoman Manchin, Vice Chairman Perkins, Vice Chairwoman Bhargava, and Honorable Commissioners, thank you for […]

Testimony by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Why Ukraine needs a new approach to refugees

Refugees in Ukraine currently face an uphill battle, but if the Ukrainian authorities were to invest more in refugee resettlement programs, the country as a whole would inevitably benefit in the long run.

UkraineAlert by Eric Fritz

Human Rights Migration

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Belarus national awakening offers hope for Ukraine as Soviet collapse continues

Belarus has emerged from its post-Soviet slumber and has set out on the road to democracy. This is good news for the Belarusians themselves. It is also a welcome development for Ukraine but less so for Russia.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Five predictions for Ukraine’s local elections

Ukrainians go to the polls on October 25 to vote in local elections that promise to serve as the first major electoral test for President Zelenskyy since he and his party swept to power last year.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Elections Ukraine

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Ukraine’s reforms remain hostage to corrupt courts

In 2019, political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his party won historic election victories based largely on the appeal of promises to eradicate corruption. Just over one year later, these efforts are backsliding and in danger of ending entirely.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Football fairytale: Ukrainian village team Kolos prepares to join Europa League elite

Ukrainian village team Kolos Kovalivka are preparing to write a new chapter in what is one of the most romantic stories in modern football history when the club makes its Europa League debut in Greece.

UkraineAlert by Andrew Todos

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