Public Concerns About Foreign Interference in Ukraine’s 2019 Presidential Election

This is the second survey aimed at assessing public opinion about possible outside influences on Ukraine’s 2019 presidential elections. The survey asked participants to say how strong that influence, if any, would be and of what quality: positive or negative. Comparing the two surveys conducted over a period of three months (the first before...

Round II: Kremlin’s Media Misrepresent International Observers

As we have reported many times already, Kremlin-controlled propaganda frequently manipulate reporting to create the impression that the Ukrainian presidential election on March 31 will be rigged and falsified. The disinformation machine uses the authority of respected international organizations to buttress its claims. Previously, it was the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;...

Cutting Edge Cyber War

Western attention and support for Ukraine’s cyber defenses from the United States and NATO seem to be an important focus currently. This support is especially relevant and necessary during this pivotal presidential election cycle. On January 23, 2019, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Economic...

Cyber in Perspective: Strategic Risk and Opportunity in the 2019 Ukrainian Elections

Once again, history is calling Ukraine to an extraordinary task. On Sunday, March 31 2019, Ukrainian voters will participate in a nationwide presidential poll at a time of historic technological, democratic, and geopolitical challenges—the convergence of which would make any strategist or nation tremble in fear. Despite these risks—or perhaps due to them—Ukraine also...