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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Zelenskyy aims to end Ukraine’s oligarch era

As events in recent weeks have shown, President Zelenskyy is prepared to challenge the power of Ukraine’s oligarchs everywhere from the energy and banking sectors to politics and the media.

UkraineAlert by Iuliia Mendel

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Ukraine can feed the world

The launch of an agricultural land market will leave Ukraine well placed to assume an ever-greater role in global food security, says Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy Roman Leshchenko.

UkraineAlert by Roman Leshchenko

Economy & Business Ukraine

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Difficult neighbors: How the Belarus crisis has strained ties between Minsk and Kyiv

The democratic awakening that has taken place in Belarus since August 2020 has fractured and realigned the economic, military, diplomatic, and security relationship between Minsk and Kyiv.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Spring showdown looms in Belarus

Belarus faces a hot spring season in 2021. Pro-democracy protesters are seeking the end of a 26-year dictatorship. The geopolitical implications mean Russia and the West will also be very much engaged.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Ukrainian parliament finally moves to end multi-voting

Ukraine scored a small but significant victory in the battle against political corruption on March 2 with the launch of a new voting system in the country’s parliament that should put an end to the practice of MPs voting on behalf of absent colleagues.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Getting Ukraine’s security service reform right

Ukrainian MPs are currently preparing a long-awaited bill to reform the country’s security service. The initiative is encouraging but numerous measures are still required to distance Ukraine from the KGB past.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandra Ustinova and Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Intelligence

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why Ukraine sanctioned Putin’s ally Medvedchuk

Ukraine has introduced a number of measures during February 2021 to restrict the influence of Vladimir Putin’s closest Ukrainian ally, Viktor Medvedchuk.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Russia’s collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars is a war crime

As Ukraine seeks international justice over the Russian seizure and occupation of Crimea, Kyiv should consider holding the Kremlin to account for the collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko

Conflict Human Rights

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe”

By taking steps to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, US President Joe Biden has a real opportunity to build a new transatlantic security consensus while revitalizing the US-German relationship.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Ukrainians protest “political justice” over activist jailing

The jailing of a high-profile Ukrainian activist has sparked protests over fears that his conviction represents politicized justice and a victory for pro-Kremlin forces within the Ukrainian establishment.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Civil Society Conflict
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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Zelenskyy aims to end Ukraine’s oligarch era

As events in recent weeks have shown, President Zelenskyy is prepared to challenge the power of Ukraine’s oligarchs everywhere from the energy and banking sectors to politics and the media.

UkraineAlert by Iuliia Mendel

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Ukraine can feed the world

The launch of an agricultural land market will leave Ukraine well placed to assume an ever-greater role in global food security, says Ukraine's Minister of Agrarian Policy Roman Leshchenko.

UkraineAlert by Roman Leshchenko

Economy & Business Ukraine

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Difficult neighbors: How the Belarus crisis has strained ties between Minsk and Kyiv

The democratic awakening that has taken place in Belarus since August 2020 has fractured and realigned the economic, military, diplomatic, and security relationship between Minsk and Kyiv.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Spring showdown looms in Belarus

Belarus faces a hot spring season in 2021. Pro-democracy protesters are seeking the end of a 26-year dictatorship. The geopolitical implications mean Russia and the West will also be very much engaged.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Ukrainian parliament finally moves to end multi-voting

Ukraine scored a small but significant victory in the battle against political corruption on March 2 with the launch of a new voting system in the country’s parliament that should put an end to the practice of MPs voting on behalf of absent colleagues.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Getting Ukraine’s security service reform right

Ukrainian MPs are currently preparing a long-awaited bill to reform the country's security service. The initiative is encouraging but numerous measures are still required to distance Ukraine from the KGB past.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandra Ustinova and Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Intelligence

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Why Ukraine sanctioned Putin’s ally Medvedchuk

Ukraine has introduced a number of measures during February 2021 to restrict the influence of Vladimir Putin's closest Ukrainian ally, Viktor Medvedchuk.

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Russia’s collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars is a war crime

As Ukraine seeks international justice over the Russian seizure and occupation of Crimea, Kyiv should consider holding the Kremlin to account for the collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko

Conflict Human Rights

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe”

By taking steps to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, US President Joe Biden has a real opportunity to build a new transatlantic security consensus while revitalizing the US-German relationship.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Ukrainians protest “political justice” over activist jailing

The jailing of a high-profile Ukrainian activist has sparked protests over fears that his conviction represents politicized justice and a victory for pro-Kremlin forces within the Ukrainian establishment.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Civil Society Conflict
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