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Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Zelenskyy’s old new faces

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came to power in 2019 promising a new era in Ukrainian politics but the recent appointment of figures from the discredited past raises questions about this fresh start.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Bellingcat Lead Investigator Christo Grozev

Christo Grozev is Lead Russia investigator for Bellingcat focusing on security threats, extraterritorial clandestine operations, and the weaponization of information. He and Senior Fellow Jakub Kalensý discuss the incredible conspiracy and propaganda surrounding the downing of flight MH 17 over Ukraine in 2014 and its ongoing trial. The DFRLab Coffee Break is a video series […]

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Disinformation Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

Can new legislation revive Ukraine’s defense reforms?

Ukraine's defense industry has become a major source of state spending since the onset of hostilities with Russia in 2014, but corruption allegations have been a problem. Can new legislation revive reform efforts?

UkraineAlert by Serhiy Piontkovsky

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

From Russian war to European opportunity: Reinventing eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region

Putin has place eastern Ukraine's Donbas region at the heart of his "Russian World" mythology, but in reality the region has a cosmopolitan heritage that could help to inspire a new era of European investment.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Economy & Business

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

How to overcome Ukraine’s IT industry brain drain

Ukraine’s booming IT industry is fueling the country's economic growth. The future of the sector depends on creating a professional climate that will convince talented young Ukrainian IT professionals to stay.

UkraineAlert by Bill Brown

Entrepreneurship Internet

Mon, Aug 3, 2020

For Ukraine, endless Putin means endless hybrid war

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent constitutional amendments will allow him to extend his reign until 2036. This undermines faint hopes for an end to the six-year Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Conflict Defense Policy

Sat, Aug 1, 2020

Kyiv names street in honor of journalist who exposed Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide

Kyiv City Council has confirmed plans to name a street in the Ukrainian capital in honor of British journalist Gareth Jones, who first brought news of Stalin's 1933 Ukrainian genocide to international audiences.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Disinformation Ukraine

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis and statelessness in Ukraine

For the estimated 35,000 stateless people living in Ukraine, access to even the most basic resources like food, medicine, and hygienic products, has been all but cut off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Coronavirus Human Rights

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Hard political realities threaten Ukraine’s soft power ambitions

The Ukrainian Institute was established in 2018 in order to make the most of the country's untapped soft power potential, but this cultural diplomacy initiative faces numerous political and bureaucratic obstacles.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Civil Society Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Zelenskyy’s bad economics: Inflation and devaluation will not help Ukraine grow

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s policymakers are causing concern by flirting with the dangerous idea that high inflation and substantial currency devaluation can boost economic growth.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business