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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Ukraine’s fate will shape global security – and Americans should care

Speaking off the record last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly asked a radio host, “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?” This has sparked a lively debate about US-Ukrainian ties and the threat posed by Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PACE risks becoming a watchdog with no bite

Ukraine’s return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is in danger of being overshadowed by efforts to make it much more difficult to impose sanctions similar to the measures aimed at Russia over the 2014 invasion of Ukraine. Will Europe’s human rights watchdog lose its bite?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Europe & Eurasia International Organizations

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Is Putin preparing a new Ukraine strategy?

The departure of Vladimir Putin’s gray cardinal Vladislav Surkov and his replacement as Ukraine policy curator by Dmitry Kozak has led to speculation that Russia could be planning a change in its Ukraine strategy.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Russia

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Rumors of Ukraine’s death on Capitol Hill are greatly exaggerated

Ukraine’s role at the heart of the Trump impeachment process has raised concerns that bipartisan support for the country could suffer but John E. Herbst argues that US backing for Ukraine remains strong.

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Ukraine’s economic target: From stabilization to growth

Ukraine has staged a strong economic recovery over the past few years but the question in 2020 is whether the new Zelenskyy government can lead the country’s economy from stabilization to sustainable growth.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

The UK is Europe’s biggest food importer and Ukraine is one of the continent’s top agricultural producers. This makes a post-Brexit free trade deal a potentially big win for both countries.

UkraineAlert by Bate C. Toms

Trade Ukraine

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk as Republicans echo Kremlin

Republicans seeking to defend President Trump have taken to accusing Ukraine of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. This echoes Kremlin talking points and puts longstanding bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk, says former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine’s top five 2020 reform priorities

The Zelenskyy government has outlined an ambitious reform agenda for 2020 but will they live up to the expectations of an electorate hungry for change? These five key reform areas will give a good indication of the new government’s reformist credentials.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

A frozen conflict may be Ukraine’s best option

Many hoped President Zelenskyy’s April 2019 election could break the deadlock in peace talks with Russia. However, it now looks like the best Ukraine can expect is a transition from hot war to frozen conflict. That may not be such a bad outcome, argues James Brooke.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Conflict Russia

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin’s next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

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Wed, Dec 4, 2019

US legislators: Washington’s support for Ukraine is still strong

While Ukraine remains a primary feature of intense domestic political struggles, several US lawmakers assured on December 4 that support for Ukraine remains ironclad in Washington.

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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Ukraine’s fate will shape global security – and Americans should care

Speaking off the record last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly asked a radio host, "Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?" This has sparked a lively debate about US-Ukrainian ties and the threat posed by Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PACE risks becoming a watchdog with no bite

Ukraine's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is in danger of being overshadowed by efforts to make it much more difficult to impose sanctions similar to the measures aimed at Russia over the 2014 invasion of Ukraine. Will Europe's human rights watchdog lose its bite?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Europe & Eurasia International Organizations

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Is Putin preparing a new Ukraine strategy?

The departure of Vladimir Putin's gray cardinal Vladislav Surkov and his replacement as Ukraine policy curator by Dmitry Kozak has led to speculation that Russia could be planning a change in its Ukraine strategy.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Russia

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Rumors of Ukraine’s death on Capitol Hill are greatly exaggerated

Ukraine's role at the heart of the Trump impeachment process has raised concerns that bipartisan support for the country could suffer but John E. Herbst argues that US backing for Ukraine remains strong.

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Ukraine’s economic target: From stabilization to growth

Ukraine has staged a strong economic recovery over the past few years but the question in 2020 is whether the new Zelenskyy government can lead the country's economy from stabilization to sustainable growth.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

The UK is Europe's biggest food importer and Ukraine is one of the continent's top agricultural producers. This makes a post-Brexit free trade deal a potentially big win for both countries.

UkraineAlert by Bate C. Toms

Trade Ukraine

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk as Republicans echo Kremlin

Republicans seeking to defend President Trump have taken to accusing Ukraine of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. This echoes Kremlin talking points and puts longstanding bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk, says former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine’s top five 2020 reform priorities

The Zelenskyy government has outlined an ambitious reform agenda for 2020 but will they live up to the expectations of an electorate hungry for change? These five key reform areas will give a good indication of the new government's reformist credentials.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

A frozen conflict may be Ukraine’s best option

Many hoped President Zelenskyy's April 2019 election could break the deadlock in peace talks with Russia. However, it now looks like the best Ukraine can expect is a transition from hot war to frozen conflict. That may not be such a bad outcome, argues James Brooke.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Conflict Russia

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin's next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy