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Thu, Oct 24, 2019

The 10 percent margin: Understanding Bolivia’s contested presidential election

With tensions running high on the streets of Bolivia and the inside the Palacio Quemado, the next few days will be critical for the democratic institutions of Bolivia.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Tsars and pharaohs: Leadership in the next era of great power competition

The first Russia-Africa Summit will be cohosted by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi; a strategic choice by Putin that should concern advocates for democratic values around the world. Putin’s gesture to Sisi is his attempt to reinstate this alignment and show support for Sisi’s style of leadership.

New Atlanticist by Will O'Brien

Democratic Transitions Middle East

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity

A number of global heavyweights have recently adopted the Ukrainian-language derived “Kyiv” as their official spelling for the country’s capital city, replacing the Russian-rooted “Kiev.”

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Poland, America, and a new West

To keep the “good times” in Poland, and the good times in US-Polish relations which helped lead the good times generally, Americans and Poles alike need to make efforts and show wisdom.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Democratic Transitions Nationalism

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Passing the baton in Turkmenistan

The capital, Ashgabat, is whispering that the president plans to place his son Serdar in a leadership role, while he takes on the mantle of sage advisor, becoming the power behind the throne (rather than on it). In essence, Berdimuhamedow is securing hereditary succession for his son, while retaining power.

New Atlanticist by Victoria Clement

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Nawaz in The Indian Express on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Nawaz in India Today on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Real talk on Kyiv’s talks with Moscow

Ukraine must devise its bargaining position, and anticipate Russia’s, or it will be devoured in upcoming talks, left to the mercy of Putin as well as of France and Germany, both co-opted by Putin.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Mission possible

The government wants to liberalize the economy and proceed with radical and swift changes.

UkraineAlert by Basil Kalymon

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Early warning signs in Ukraine

The recent resignation of Oleksandr Danyliuk is a blow to all those who have expected better from the new Ukrainian president and his team.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Democratic Transitions Political Reform