Political Analysis

How Zelenskyy can improve the US-Ukraine relationship

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/how-zelenskyy-can-improve-the-us-ukraine-relationship/ Following a sometimes rocky relationship during the four years of the Trump administration, the Ukrainian government is seeking to begin the Biden presidency with US-Ukrainian ties on a more stable footing. Since President Biden’s inauguration, … [Read More...] about How Zelenskyy can improve the US-Ukraine relationship

Rethinking Yushchenko

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/rethinking-yushchenko/ “He plants trees which will be of use to another age,” said the Roman poet Caecilius Statius. This phrase captures the idea of a far-sighted leader who is focused on the distant future beyond their own lifetime. As Viktor Yushchenko celebrates his sixty-seventh birthday this week, … [Read More...] about Rethinking Yushchenko

Ukraine embraces openness with new report on Russian hybrid warfare challenges

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-embraces-openness-with-new-report-on-russian-hybrid-warfare-challenges/ Ukraine’s security and intelligence services have struggled with reputational issues ever since independence. During the early post-Soviet period, the Security Services and Foreign Intelligence Service operated with much the … [Read More...] about Ukraine embraces openness with new report on Russian hybrid warfare challenges

Death of Kharkiv mayor Kernes marks end of era

The original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/death-of-kharkiv-mayor-kernes-marks-end-of-era/ On December 17, 2020, Kharkiv’s controversial and influential mayor Hennadiy Kernes died in Berlin from Covid-19 complications following months of treatment. The death of 61-year-old Kernes marks the end of a political era in Ukraine’s second largest city. … [Read More...] about Death of Kharkiv mayor Kernes marks end of era

National parties lose out to local candidates in Ukraine’s 2020 municipal elections

Original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/national-parties-lose-out-to-local-candidates-in-ukraines-2020-municipal-elections/ Early December saw most of Ukraine’s remaining local election runoff votes take place, giving us a more or less complete picture of the situation across the country. It is now clear that the most striking feature of this … [Read More...] about National parties lose out to local candidates in Ukraine’s 2020 municipal elections

Mayoral races in Ukraine: City-by-city runoff preview

Original article can be found here - https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/mayoral-races-in-ukraine-city-by-city-runoff-preview/ Ukraine’s local election season continues in the second half of November with a series of second round runoff votes to elect mayors across the country. On November 15, incumbent mayors Trukhanov in Odesa and Motherland’s Lysenko in Sumy won their … [Read More...] about Mayoral races in Ukraine: City-by-city runoff preview