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Tue, Feb 4, 2020

US-Ukraine ties after the impeachment drama

The Trump impeachment drama has placed enormous strain on US-Ukraine ties but Kyiv continues to rely on American support in its struggle against Russian aggression. How will the US-Ukraine partnership now evolve?

UkraineAlert by Volodymyr Dubovyk

Conflict Ukraine

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Bryza joins Al Jazeera to talk about the Syrian government’s military attack on Turkish troops in northern Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Middle East

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

US targets al-Qaeda leader: What it means for Yemen and the US counterterrorism mission

"When the United States is able to identify a terrorist abroad who threatens Americans, in the vast majority of cases the solution is relatively simple," William Wechsler says. "Simply reach out through law enforcement or intelligence channels and ask the local government to arrest them. Unfortunately, there remain a few places in the world in which the host governments have no practical ability to do so—indeed, in some of these places legitimate government authorities face a high risk of being killed if they tried. Yemen is one of these places."

New Atlanticist by Masoud Mostajabi

Conflict Terrorism

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Сегодня Крым, Россия завтра?

С аннексии Крыма весной 2014 года, Россия изменяла Украинский полуостров на темную дырку человеческих прав и огромная военную базу. Эта худшая ситуация может быть переменены в других местах в России и дальше, предупреждает Мелинда Харинг.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Pressuring Putin is the only way to end Ukraine’s pain

Many observers believe the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine has already become a de facto frozen conflict - but Paul Niland argues the only way to secure a lasting peace is to focus on increasing the cost of Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Paul Niland

Conflict Russia

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The uncounted: Life after war for Syria’s living martyrs

For all Syrians, honoring the men who died fighting for their side’s cause is a central social event. But while martyrs are immortalized in life-sized posters on every street corner, wounded fighters, known as “living martyrs,” risk becoming outcasts in their communities.

SyriaSource by Gregory Waters

Conflict Syria

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “Life Under Occupation: The State of Human Rights in Crimea”

Melinda Haring, deputy director at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, testifies before an Helsinki Commission hearing on Kremlin's human rights violations on the Crimean Peninsula since its illegal annexation in 2014.

Congressional Relations by Atlantic Council

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Ukraine’s fate will shape global security – and Americans should care

During a January 24 post-interview exchange, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly asked a radio host, "Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?" This has sparked a lively debate about US-Ukrainian ties and the threat posed by Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Is Putin preparing a new Ukraine strategy?

The departure of Vladimir Putin's gray cardinal Vladislav Surkov and his replacement as Ukraine policy curator by Dmitry Kozak has led to speculation that Russia could be planning a change in its Ukraine strategy.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Slavin joins Phoenix TV (Chinese) to discuss Iran’s retaliation strategy against the United States

In the News by Atlantic Council

Chinese Conflict