Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Prisoner exchange lifts the veil on Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine

Moscow's insistence on the inclusion of figures with no apparent relationship to the conflict in eastern Ukraine during a recent prisoner exchange has exposed the nationwide scale of Russia's hybrid hostilities against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Khoury quoted in Al Jazeera on the Houthis’ capture of three Saudi brigades

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

An incomplete end to the MH17 tragedy

Aside from the blowback from Russia and its refusal to cooperate, there are a couple of storm clouds on the horizon for the resolution of the MH17 tragedy.

UkraineAlert by Michael Bociurkiw

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Seven dangers of engaging with the occupied Donbas—and opportunities for the new Ukrainian president

Ukraine’s new president says he wants to end the Russian-backed war in the country’s east. However, it won’t be easy. There are at least seven dangers of engaging with the occupied territories of the Donbas. The first danger is that a class of highly educated and trained leaders is completely absent. All key positions, whether […]

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Corruption

Wed, May 15, 2019

Foreign interference in Ukraine’s election

Ukraine conducted its presidential election in accordance with democratic standards, despite clear evidence of Russian interference. The interference, however, was not extensive enough to affect the election’s outcome or the actual voting process.

Report by Ukraine Election Task Force

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Fri, May 3, 2019

Children as a tool: how Russia militarizes kids in the Donbas and Crimea

With an eye to the future, officials in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine are waging a campaign of “patriotic education” aimed at reaching the hearts and minds of those most susceptible to ideological persuasion: children. Russia has always used the militarization of public life to indoctrinate local populations and continues that practice today. Currently, thousands […]

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Human Rights

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Here’s how 3D printers could become a global nonproliferation nightmare

Widespread 3D printing could enable nations that are the target of international sanctions to sidestep regulations and print restricted items. This would undermine the legitimacy and effectiveness of this vital foreign policy instrument.

New Atlanticist by Spandana Singh

Non-Traditional Threats Nuclear Nonproliferation

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Putin critic Litvinenko’s widow says Russia using disinformation to discredit Skripal poisoning

Russian authorities are now “trying to use a case of Alexander Litvinenko to destroy the future case of Yulia and Sergei Skripal,” Marina Litvinenko said.

New Atlanticist by David Wemer

Disinformation Non-Traditional Threats

Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The MADCOM future

Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) tools will provide propagandists radically enhanced capabilities to manipulate human minds. Human cognition is a complex system, and AI tools are very good at decoding complex systems. Interactions on social media, browsing the Internet, and even grocery shopping provide thousands of data points from which technologists can build psychological profiles on nearly […]

Report by Matt Chessen

Americas Civil Society

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Evaluating Western Sanctions on Russia

It has been more than two years since the European Union (EU) and the United States imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. For some of the measures that is time enough to evaluate effectiveness. “The sanctions’ greatest achievement is that they have been an important demonstration of transatlantic unity. Still, there […]

Report by Sergey Aleksashenko

Conflict Defense Policy