Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Culture wars, Odesa style

Roytburd’s case is important for many reasons, but first, it unites politicians from different camps. He is supported by both top Poroshenko and Zelenskyy people.

UkraineAlert by Konstantin Akinsha

Civil Society Human Rights

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Slow down already

Zelenskyy is consolidating power. Ukraine is rapidly switching to a presidential republic from the parliamentary-presidential system its constitution prescribes. And the worst part is that there’s little to stop him.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Political Reform

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

War and art: The graffiti movement in Syria

A local Syrian civil society organization, Kesh Malek, is focused on supplying humanitarian aid and services to Syrians throughout Syria. One of its successful media campaigns this year is the Syria Banksy project.

SyriaSource by Rana Riziq

Civil Society Syria

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

What Zelenskyy’s perfect picture is missing

The future of Ukraine’s key reform driver, its vibrant civil society, is missing and seriously threatened both by internal and external challenges.

UkraineAlert by Olena Prokopenko

Civil Society Elections

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Why an Iran-backed paramilitary group has rebuilt a shrine in a ruined Iraqi city

Construction of religious sites has a long history in both Iraq and Iran. The Imam Ali Brigades’ religious narrative justifies its presence in Sinjar, but their contribution to the patchwork of paramilitaries in a disputed area is a cause for concern.

IranSource by Lizzie Porter

Civil Society Conflict

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

An open letter to Mrs. Zelenskyy

When you come to Washington, we will welcome you with open arms.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Elections

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Many ills for Ukraine’s veterans but one place to look for a cure

When veterans return from eastern Ukraine, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and depression are common complaints.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Conflict

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Potter’s wheel spins anew in Ukrainian capital

Although the Crimean people continue to face occupation and dislocation, Rustem Skybin’s art reminds of the vibrant history and culture that they create.

UkraineAlert by Elina-Alem Kent

Civil Society Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

What is Ukraine? We finally have an answer

Ukraine has a strongly democratic society and government espousing diversity in ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and regional dimensions.

UkraineAlert by Oleh Havrylyshyn

Civil Society Elections

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Ukraine House Toronto highlights Ukraine’s renaissance

“Ukraine is having this renaissance, a boom; the closest thing I can compare it to is Berlin seventeen years ago, where the kids are just taking over," said Darko Skulsky, co-producer of HBO hit series Chernobyl.

UkraineAlert by Alexa Chopivsky and Paul Grod

Civil Society Ukraine