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Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Nation-building Ukraine marks a year of Orthodox independence

Ukraine has recently marked one year of Orthodox independence. The country's religious landscape has yet to change dramatically, but the significance for Ukraine's nation-building journey cannot be overstated.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Russia

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Una nueva frontera para la relación bilateral: Un plan moderno para la relación entre Colombia y Estados Unidos

Transmisión en vivo del lanzamiento del informe en Washington Video: Lanzamiento del grupo de expertos de Colombia y Estados Unidos del Atlantic Council Para compartir en redes sociales Ex presidente y CEO de OPIC David Bohigian hablando sobre la importancia de invertir en las personas Senator de Estados Unidos Ben Cardin hablando sobre la cooperación […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council's US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

A reason for skepticism with China’s coronavirus comms

As the novel coronavirus spreads across China and beyond its borders, the country’s government has struggled to maintain control over the flow of information to its citizens, who are increasingly showing their anger over the rapidly escalating situation. While presenting an image abroad of transparency and cooperation, China is simultaneously threatening journalists and detaining people who speak out on social media, the latest in its long history of attempting to maintain tight control over the facts to avoid domestic public scrutiny of a public health crisis.

Insights & Impact by Tessa Knight and Jacqueline Malaret

China Civil Society

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Wechsler quoted in VOA on Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Iran

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Iranians are protesting again: What does it mean?

So far, Iranian security personnel have remained loyal to the regime—again, unlike 1979 when the military and police defected in droves. As long as the repressive apparatus of the government is intact, it is likely that the latest protests will eventually fade as past ones have done, only to be followed by others.

New Atlanticist by Barbara Slavin

Civil Society Corruption

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Playing for the enemy: The Ukrainian footballers who sign for Russian clubs

Is it appropriate for Ukrainian footballers to play for Russian clubs at a time when the two countries are engaged in the sixth year of an undeclared war? This debate highlights the broader discussion over the nature of ties between the two historically and culturally intertwined post-Soviet nations.

UkraineAlert by Andrew Todos

Civil Society Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

Australia China

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

After Maduro’s latest ploy, what’s next for the Venezuelan opposition?

"The images of Juan Guaidó and other democratically-elected members of the National Assembly being physically barred from entering the assembly building was visible proof of how far Nicolás Maduro is willing to go to deny any semblance of democracy in Venezuela," Jason Marczak says.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Civil Society Corruption

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Kadhim quoted in Axios, Iraqi parliament forced to choose between the United States and Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Jan 2, 2020

Russia set to escalate fight against Ukrainian Orthodox independence in 2020

Moscow's refusal to accept the January 2019 decision to grant Ukraine Orthodox independence has split the entire Orthodox world. The schism is likely to worsen in 2020 as Russia fights to prevent the loss of a crucial foothold within Ukrainian society.

UkraineAlert by Khrystyna Karelska and Andreas Umland

Civil Society Russia