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Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Putin’s new constitution spells out modern Russia’s imperial ambitions

The constitutional amendments adopted by Russia in summer 2020 have far-reaching implications for the Russian population, but the potential repercussions are also causing considerable unease in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.

UkraineAlert by Pavlo Klimkin, Volodymyr Ivanov and Andreas Umland

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Ukraine’s education sector reforms are under threat

Education sector reform is widely seen as one of the more successful transformations in Ukraine since the country’s 2014 Revolution of Dignity but this progress is now under threat amid a changing political climate.

UkraineAlert by Liliia Hrynevych and Ivanna Kobernyk

Education Ukraine

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Will Belarus follow Ukraine out of the Russian orbit?

By intervening in Belarus to prop up his fellow post-Soviet dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Vladimir Putin risks repeating the mistakes made in Ukraine and fueling anti-Russian sentiment among Belarusians.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Ukraine quietly launches a gas market revolution

A gas market revolution has just taken place in Ukraine. This significant development has occurred without much fanfare, but it comes following five long years of intense political battles.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Kharchenko

Energy Markets & Governance Oil and Gas

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Pro-Kremlin MPs and oligarchs wage lawfare on Ukraine’s reform agenda

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared the 2015 appointment of Artem Sytnyk as director of the country’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) unconstitutional, placing the country's reform agenda in doubt.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Shevchuk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Top Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy faces growing international legal troubles

Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy is facing growing international legal troubles as a range of investigations into alleged corrupt practices at his former bank PrivatBank continue to gain momentum.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Financial Regulation

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Lukashenka is wrong to use Ukraine as a cautionary tale

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has warned that pro-democracy protests will turn Belarus into another Ukraine - but Ukaine's woes are due to Russian aggression not the country's 2014 revolution.

UkraineAlert by Paul Niland

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Vladimir Putin’s forever war against Ukraine continues

While geopolitical attention focuses on Belarus, Putin’s hybrid war in neighboring Ukraine continues. It has already sparked the outbreak of a new Cold War, and there is currently no end in sight to the conflict.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Alarm bells in Ukraine as Lukashenka calls on Putin to rescue his crumbling regime

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is on the verge of being swept out of office by a wave of pro-democracy protests. He has called on Putin to save his regime, sparking alarm in neighboring Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Belarus Conflict

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Front line communities and Ukraine’s local elections

Ukraine plans to hold nationwide local elections in October 2020, but areas close to the front lines of the conflict with Russia in the east of the country will not participate. How can these regions be best managed?

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Democratic Transitions