Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Nia quoted in Al-Monitor: Personal cost of journalism, political activism in Iran remains high

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Human Rights Iran

Sun, Jun 9, 2019

Zelensky, Zelenskiy, Zelenskyy: spelling confusion doesn’t help Ukraine  

It would be unfair to expect Ukraine’s novice president to take over the reins of Europe’s largest country seamlessly. However, knowing how to spell his own name in English would seem a more realistic expectation. This did not appear to be the case during the first days of his administration, or at least that was […]

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Disinformation Media

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Zelenskiy’s golden opportunity to challenge the oligarchs and bring real news to Ukraine’s airwaves

Ukraine’s recent presidential election demonstrates that the country needs an effective independent public broadcaster more than ever. An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians get their news from TV, but all of the country’s biggest channels are owned by oligarchs. In its assessment of the Ukrainian election, the OSCE Election Observation Mission found that these privately-owned channels […]

UkraineAlert by Janek Lasocki

Democratic Transitions Elections

Fri, May 31, 2019

What Ukraine’s new president cannot afford to overlook

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s resounding victory in April underscored Ukrainians’ desire for change. Proclaiming his commitment to overhauling the entire system, the new president has announced five short-term priorities: change the electoral law, restore criminal liability for unlawful enrichment, and remove the parliamentary immunity of deputies, as well as reform the legal system and eradicate corruption. […]

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Human Rights

Mon, May 20, 2019

The Christchurch call and the failure of US leadership

The United States’ snubbing of the document represents a retreat from previous counterterrorism pledges. It also reveals a dangerous divide between the White House and US allies regarding the growing threat of white ethno-nationalist extremism.

New Atlanticist by Emerson T. Brooking

Disinformation English

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

US international broadcasting: recommendations from the Eurasian experience

Russian information operations are carefully curated for each country that Moscow targets. For their own citizens, Russian media describe their country as all-powerful, yet the victim of constant plots and slander. Moldovans are told a predatory European Union (EU) is impoverishing the country and tearing it from Moscow’s benevolent orbit. The message to Ukrainians is […]

Report by Thomas Kent

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

The Kremlin’s top eight lies about Ukraine’s presidential race

On March 31, Ukrainians go to the polls to elect their sixth president. An openly pro-Russian candidate is unlikely to win. However, Moscow is watching closely and cares about the outcome. What is it saying about the election? We analyzed the most widespread Kremlin manipulations about Ukraine’s presidential election on Russian state-controlled media in March. […]

UkraineAlert by Tetyana Matychak

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Use Brexit delay to investigate Russian money

If the British government gets an Article 50 extension, the months ahead should be used to finally get to the truth about the opaque sources of money spent in the 2016 referendum.

New Atlanticist by Josh Rudolph

Corruption Elections

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Their brand is crisis

Exactly five years ago, the country’s most important independent crisis communications center was set up in Kyiv in less than forty-eight hours. It started with a text message and a series of phone calls. Shortly after the protesters in the Maidan won and former Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovych fled on February 22, 2014, Russia’s “little […]

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Korea journalist fellowship Seoul trip

From April 1-5, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s eight US-based Korea Journalist Fellows traveled to Seoul for a trip to increase their understanding of the most critical security and economic issues on the Korean Peninsula. This trip was the highlight of their one-year fellowship, during which they engaged in back-to-back meetings with ministerial […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Korea