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The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

UkraineAlert

Regular news and analysis from Ukraine

UkraineAlert sources insight and commentary from a wide-array of thought-leaders, politicians, experts, and activists from Ukraine and the global community.

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Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Three months left to kill Nord Stream 2

Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act has received overwhelming bipartisan support and proposes targeted sanctions to halt completion of Nord Stream 2, Russia President Vladimir Putin’s natural gas pipeline designed to control Europe. But there has been a procedural delay and time is running out. The act targets sanctions against one company, Allseas, which is providing […]

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Ukraine got its ships back but at what cost?

The press forgot something significant in its coverage. Yes, Ukraine has been calling for the return of these ships for months, and yes their status would have been a serious obstacle to peace talks, but the ships were illegally fired upon and seized while legally traveling in what should have been safe waters.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

It’s counterintuitive but Trump impeachment inquiry may help Ukraine

The press frenzy surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry presents Ukraine with an unparalleled international stage upon which to share its side of the story.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Political Reform

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The Normandy Summit is finally on

A critical moment has arrived for the long-stalled negotiations over the future of eastern Ukraine. Frustrated with lack of progress, Ukraine’s representatives have pledged to give the moribund Normandy Four format one last chance. On the surface, there has finally been a breakthrough permitting the resumption of negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, […]

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Finally some progress in Ukraine

In October, Ukraine made real progress on the anti-corruption fight.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Corruption

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Eight obstacles to Ukraine achieving peace with Russia

The bottom line is anybody who believes Kyiv can negotiate anything with a foreign power that has no respect for Ukraine as a sovereign country and Ukrainians as a separate people is deluding themselves.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Bitter harvest

Moscow is not eager to deal in the Normandy Four format with a Ukrainian president who has turned out to be a stronger defender of Ukraine’s interests than it anticipated.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

What Nord Stream 2 means for Europe

The EU has enough pipelines and LNG terminals to import all the gas it needs without Nord Stream 2.

UkraineAlert by Maik Günther

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Why Andriy Bohdan is the wrong man for the time

Despite his age, Bohdan has shown himself to be yesterday’s man. His personal profile is not indicative of the values that the public expects from its new generation of political leaders.

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Is Nord Stream 2 a done deal?

The controversial natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany—Nord Stream 2—cleared its last obstacle this week.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security