Brian Mefford

Russian Orthodox Church declares “Holy War” against Ukraine and West

The original post can be found by following this link - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/russian-orthodox-church-declares-holy-war-against-ukraine-and-west/ The Russian Orthodox Church has approved a remarkable new document that spells out the Kremlin’s intention to destroy Ukraine while also making the ideological argument for a broader confrontation with the … [Read More...] about Russian Orthodox Church declares “Holy War” against Ukraine and West

The case for a new Ukrainian Constitution

The original article can be found here – https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/the-case-for-a-new-ukrainian-constitution/ No one expected the upstart American colonies to win a war of independence against the British Empire. However, after eight years of sacrifice, the underdog nation emerged victorious. The young country’s leaders then analyzed their weaknesses and realized that … [Read More...] about The case for a new Ukrainian Constitution

Ukraine must not forget fight against corruption while battling Russia

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-must-not-forget-fight-against-corruption-while-battling-russia/ With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now in its eighteenth month, the courage of the Ukrainian army and the resilience of the Ukrainian people have inspired the world, generating enormous amounts of international sympathy and goodwill. … [Read More...] about Ukraine must not forget fight against corruption while battling Russia

Eight reasons for Ukrainian optimism in 2023

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/eight-reasons-for-ukrainian-optimism-in-2023/ Ukrainians have experienced an incredibly traumatic year but the country enters 2023 with reason for cautious optimism. While the war is still far from over, a number of domestic and international trends emerged during the first ten months of the Russian … [Read More...] about Eight reasons for Ukrainian optimism in 2023

Ukraine fails vaccine test

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-fails-vaccine-test/ As Ukraine entered April 2021, the country was in its third lockdown phase since the Covid 19 pandemic began in spring 2020, and its second lockdown in the space of just three months. To date, at least 35,000 Ukrainians have died as a result of the pandemic. In comparison, the … [Read More...] about Ukraine fails vaccine test

Young Ukrainian mayor offers hope of a new politics

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/young-ukrainian-mayor-offers-hope-of-a-new-politics/ In November 2020, Rivne residents voted for a dramatic change in the local status quo by electing 34-year-old Oleksandr Tretyak as their new mayor. Despite polls showing him starting the election campaign in September with support levels of just 1.2%, … [Read More...] about Young Ukrainian mayor offers hope of a new politics