Thu, Feb 20, 2020
Russia was once Ukraine’s all-dominant trading partner but six years of undeclared war between the two countries has dramatically reduced bilateral trade while forcing Ukrainian exporters to broaden their horizons.
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
President Zelenskyy has called for a digital revolution to transform Ukraine into a “country in a smart phone” but is greater e-government the answer to Ukraine’s long struggle against corruption and dysfunction within state institutions?
Thu, Feb 13, 2020
Vladimir Putin’s plans to change the Russian Constitution offer a strong indication that he intends to remain in charge of the country for the rest of his life. For Ukraine, this means coming to terms with the reality of endless imperial aggression.
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Resilience in the face of adversity
Ukraine has moved tentatively toward an open society and market economy since independence. The country has held several democratic elections but largely failed to address state control and corruption in its economy. Since the 2014 Maidan Revolution, Ukraine has undertaken significant economic reform and moved decisively toward a Europe-focused foreign policy.
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
1991 Mariupol is a new startup hub located a stone’s throw away from the frontlines of Ukraine’s undeclared war with Russia. Can tech innovation create opportunities for young Ukrainians facing an uncertain future due to Kremlin aggression?
Thu, Oct 3, 2019
Five years after Kramatorsk, our volunteer initiative has become the largest volunteer movement in Ukraine with a network of more than 2,500 volunteers. Together, we have restored housing for 220 families and helped 17 cities create their own youth centers.
Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Many Western experts avoid the Donbas because it’s a knotty problem without an easy solution, and there’s plenty in Kyiv to keep one busy. I was one of those experts until a few weeks ago, when I finally jumped into a car and sped to Kramatorsk.
UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring
Politics & Diplomacy
Thu, Jan 9, 2020
Moscow’s insistence on the inclusion of figures with no apparent relationship to the conflict in eastern Ukraine during a recent prisoner exchange has exposed the nationwide scale of Russia’s hybrid hostilities against Ukraine.
UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky
Sat, Jan 4, 2020
The path to peace in eastern Ukraine remains unclear, but localized troop withdrawals in recent months have led to renewed hopes of a reduction in the bloodshed. Can further disengegement pave the way for a lasting ceasefire?
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Economy & business
Mon, Jan 6, 2020
Ukraine’s economy is currently in far better shape than many people realise. In order to build on the firm foundations laid by recent years of structural reforms, the process must now continue to include a comprehensive cleansing of the country’s law enforcement architecture
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
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.
Tue, Dec 24, 2019
88% of Ukraine’s American Chamber of Commerce member companies reported increased revenues in 2019. However, concerns remain that the Ukrainian authorities could yet spoil this positive picture during the coming year.
Resilience & society
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
A number of global heavyweights have recently adopted the Ukrainian-language derived “Kyiv” as their official spelling for the country’s capital city, replacing the Russian-rooted “Kiev.”
Wed, Oct 9, 2019
In the non-government controlled territories of Ukraine, 57 percent of children were born without proper birth registration by the Ukrainian authorities and may be unable to qualify for a Ukrainian passport at age 14.
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