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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
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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Belarus is the new front in Putin’s war against Ukraine

Fears are growing that the rapidly expanding Russian military presence in Belarus will help transform the country into a new front in the Kremlin's war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Russian passports: Putin’s secret weapon in the war against Ukraine

Since 2019, Moscow has distributed hundreds of thousands of Russian passports to Ukrainians living the occupied east of the country. Kremlin officials are now vowing to defend these Russian citizens if necessary.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

A pipeline deal could help end Putin’s Ukraine war

The Russian-led conflict in eastern Ukraine and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are the two most contentious issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda today. Linking the two could broaden the space for negotiation.

UkraineAlert by Colin Cleary

Conflict European Union

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Ukraine’s cultural revival faces political challenges

Efforts are underway in Ukraine to defend the independence and transparency of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund amid concerns in Ukrainian civil society that toxic political practices are making a comeback.

UkraineAlert by Kateryna Botanova

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Ukraine’s digital revolution continues with enhanced legal status for e-passports

On March 30, the Ukrainian parliament passed legislation that recognizes e-passports as official documents and provides them with the same legal status for domestic use as their more traditional paper cousins.

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Fedorov

Digital Policy Internet

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus

Ukraine has ruled out a return to peace talks in Minsk due to growing Russian influence over Belarus as the Kremlin capitalizes on the international isolation of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Ukraine fails vaccine test

Ukraine currently ranks among Europe's worst performers in terms of Covid vaccinations. The shortage of vaccines in the country is fueling mounting anger over the Ukrainian government's handling of the pandemic.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Coronavirus Ukraine

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

Reinforcing Ukraine's Air Force would be a powerful way to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine and indicate to Moscow that the Western world will no longer tolerate Russian military adventurism in Eastern Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

How to reform Ukrainian Railways

In order for Ukraine’s railway service to modernize, or even to survive in the long-term, the government needs to help reform UZ by changing tariffs, funding loss-making passenger operations, and cutting taxes.

UkraineAlert by Adomas Audickas

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Sun, Apr 4, 2021

Is Putin about to launch a new offensive in Ukraine?

Russia has sparked alarm in recent days by massing its armed forces close to the Ukrainian border. The military build-up has raised fears of a dramatic escalation in the simmering seven-year conflict between the two countries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia