Ukraine.

Polish Post-Punk, Estonian Electro And Czechpop: One Night In Budapest

Tim Thornton | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

In 1994, the rock band dEUS released Suds & Soda, a debut single suggesting a drunken fantasy jam between the Beastie Boys and The Pogues after a Fait...

Is Putin Preparing an August Surprise?

Robin Lustig | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

This year, while we're marvelling at the record-breaking feats of gymnasts, divers, cyclists and others in Rio, it's troops in Ukraine who have been put on high alert in response to a military build-up on the Russian side of the border...

Russia May Be Threatening Ukraine Again, But Any Further Escalation for Them Would Be Counterproductive

Michael Day | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Day

Whether this is another case of sabre-rattling by the Russians or something more sinister, it remains the truth that an invasion of Ukraine would be so complex and costly it would tie up Russia for years, making any interference in the Baltic States by Putin to be quixotic to the extent that along with his involvement in Ukraine and Syria, it may prove instantly fatal to his regime.

Eastern Ukraine: Conflicting Interpretations of the Conflict

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

During a visit to a summer camp for children affected by the conflict in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, I met a boy close to the frontline who had made a drawing of a tree, on top of which he drew a house with a family. When asked why the house was in the tree top and wouldn't it fall down in the wind, the boy confidently assured me 'no', the house is strong and secure. I later found out that this boy's dog had been killed by a landmine.

Ukraine's Eurovision Win and the Energies of Conflict

The London Magazine | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

The Eurovision Song Contest, a flashy, riotous and at times absurd jamboree, has ceased to be about talent and the enjoyment of friendly competition. ...

In the Face of Conflict Build Bridges, Not Walls

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

At the recent 'International Peace Summit' held at Regent's University London in partnership with the Tutu Foundation UK, Nontombi Tutu, daughter of t...

360 Degree Chernobyl Photos Show A Ghost Town Untouched For 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

Haunting 360 degree photos show the abandoned homes, schools and hospitals inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, thirty years after the catastrophic nu...

Peacebuilding in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When discussing International Alert's work in conflict regions with colleagues, associates, donors, etc., I sometimes feel that we understand each oth...

The EU's Status as Europe's Peacekeeper Is an Insulting Myth

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Achieving ever-closer-union, as it foreshadowed, has been the driving force behind the gradual (and often forceful) assimilation of law, currency and culture across the European continent. To many, it seemed a wonderful way of enhancing international cooperation, and promoting both peace and unity.

Russian PM Blames West For Causing 'New Cold War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

The West is pushing Russia towards "a new Cold War" because of "unfriendly" policies, the country's prime minister has said. Tensions rose between ...

The EU Is Fostering Progress in Tackling Corruption

Juan Garcia | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Juan Garcia

Romania's fight against corruption is showing encouraging signs of progress, but the bitter medicine of reform marks a traumatic period for the countr...

The Syria Vote Aftermath Has Shown the Worst of the 'New Politics'

David Browne | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In the aftermath of the vote on whether to bomb ISIS in Syria, the new Labour Party will have to face some uncomfortable questions about the new direction in which Corbyn wants to take, spurred on both by Corbyn's supporters, and by the group that now seems to take pride of place in Corbyn's foreign policy: Stop the War Coalition.

As Conflict Takes Its Toll in Ukraine, Young Minds Must Thrive Again

Toby Fricker | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Toby Fricker

As long as the conflict remains unsolved, many young Ukrainian lives are on hold. I recall what Dasha told me in the village. "I will remember this year for the rest of my life. I feel like I've lived 10-years in one because it was so tense." Her experiences will clearly never be forgotten. But with the right support, Dasha and young Ukrainians affected by the conflict can thrive once again.

Emperor Palpatine Elected To The City Council In Odessa

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

A man calling himself Emperor Palpatine has been elected to the city council in the Ukrainian seaport of Odessa. The 25 year-old tabled more than half...

'Chewbacca' Makes Wookiee Error After Arrest In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine on Sunday after he broke legislation that forbids campaigning on Election Day. The Wookiee was alle...

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

Ghostly Images Show Gnarled Wreckage Of MH17 Bolted Back Together

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane was unveiled on Tuesday, as investigators delivered their final report on the fate of the f...

MH17 Was Downed By A Russian-Made Buk Missile

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile, the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board has confirmed. Tjibbe Joustra ...

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Become A Safe Haven For Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

Humans are more damaging to wildlife than the aftermath radiation from a nuclear disaster, a leading study into Chernobyl has found. When an explos...

Astonishing Video Shows Teen Miraculously Escaping Being Run Over By Just Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Just a few seconds more loitering by that railing and this young man would have surely been seriously injured if not killed. The schoolboy was caug...

Why Is Syria's Bashir Al-Assad Still In Power?

James Coe | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
James Coe

In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred speech and instead spok...

Train Surfing Ukrainian Teen Posts Remarkable (And Stupid) Video

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

A train surfing Ukrainian teen posted a remarkable video on YouTube over the weekend showing him travelling atop moving carriages between local Metro ...

US F-22 Raptors Deployed To Europe To Counter ‘Russia's Military Activity'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The US Air Force is to dispatch a pair of lethal fighter jets to Europe in a show of solidarity with its NATO allies following Russian encroachment in...

Syrian Boat People: A global crisis needs global solutions

Mary Creagh | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

The world is confronted by an unprecedented number of crises. Over 58 million people are affected by conflict. We receive daily reminders of the horrors in Syria and Libya. But there are also the forgotten conflicts in Central African Republic, Sudan, Burundi and even Ukraine.