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Living with insecurity: Ukrainians at times of armed conflict and the pandemic

Ukrainians suffer from quite high levels of human insecurity, especially regarding health, economic, and personal security.

Does Zelenskyy have a strategy for managing the Donbas conflict?

The road to peace in Donbas has not appeared smooth and straightforward, as had been expected by President Zelenskyy and his team. The emphasis on humanitarian issues cannot neglect the security situation on the ground nor the unchanged role of the Kremlin.

In Between vs Belonging, or Why Ukraine Matters

The EU should recognise Ukraine as a European country.

“The Great Reset” by the World Economic Forum

It has become casual to call the COVID-19 pandemic nothing short of world war against invisible enemy and thus to declare war both to its cause and the consequences. And while the rush to find a vaccine is gaining traction, “the brightest minds” are coming together to re-imagine the world that ought to emerge in […]

Eastern European Futures: Four Scenarios for the Eastern Partnership 2030

In 2009, the European Union and six of its Eastern neighbours launched the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with the stated aim of “building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, stability and increased cooperation.” A decade on, however, progress has been mixed.

Security: Eastern Partnership Trends

Despite three decades of independence, the Eastern Partnership countries are still plagued by insecurity, driven by political weakness due to authoritarian rule or incomplete democracy, external pressure, largely from Russia, and due to unresolved or frozen conflicts.

What’s Putin up to? With Balkan Devlen and Hanna Shelest

In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen was joined by Dr. Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-Chief of Ukraine Analytica and one of Ukraine’s sharpest analysts of international affairs. The two discuss last week’s announcement of sweeping changes to Russia’s constitution and their potential implications. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Shelest weighs in […]

Donbas Settlement and New Trends in Conflict Resolution

After the 2019 presidential elections in Ukraine, new efforts to reset negotiations regarding Donbas conflict resolution have been taking place. The main problem of the current state of affairs lies in the field of different approaches towards the negotiations demonstrated by Russia, on the one hand, and Ukraine, on the other. Intensification of attempts to […]

New leadership of Ukraine: challenges and opportunities

Hanna Shelest reflects on the opportunities and challenges facing the new leadership of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s place in the geopolitical puzzle is shifting. That was the point.

Euphoria surrounding the recent prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is all but unjustified. Ukraine managed to bring home the most well-known among its citizens detained in Russia and Crimea, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Moreover, the swap has brought hope that the conflict might finally end. But the jubilation should not eclipse the […]

Supporting United Kingdom: Responses to Chemical Attack

NATO has expelled 7 diplomats from Russia’s mission to the alliance and block the appointment of 3 others earlier in March 2018. Ivan Us, an associate expert in the field of international economy at Ukrainian Prism Foreign Policy Council, joined UATV to discuss it in more detail.

V4+Ukraine security cooperation: limits of possible

Despite the differences in the positions on foreign policy priorities among the countries of the Visegrad Group the experience of the last three
years clearly shows solidarity in the issue of assistance to Ukraine

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