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Tue, Jan 21, 2020

PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

A year after Juan Guaidó took the presidential oath, nearly sixty countries now recognize the interim government as the legitimate representative of the Venezuelan people. Still, the Maduro regime remains in power, further threatening the country and the world every day. As Venezuela becomes increasingly engulfed in internal strife, the international community must prepare for the most dire scenarios. What would be the reverberations of complete state collapse? How might various stakeholders— from Venezuelan actors to regional neighbors to Russia or armed groups—respond?

In-Depth Research & Reports by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jan 4, 2020

Can frontline disengagements help Ukraine secure a lasting ceasefire with Putin?

The path to peace in eastern Ukraine remains unclear, but localized troop withdrawals in recent months have led to renewed hopes of a reduction in the bloodshed. Can further disengegement pave the way for a lasting ceasefire?

UkraineAlert by Vera Zimmerman

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Putin’s imperial ambitions mean Ukraine must learn to live with frozen conflict

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy says he will make painful concessions to achieve peace with Russia, but Putin's vision of Ukraine as part of Russia's historic heartlands means there is little room for compromise.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Paris impasse: Time for Zelenskyy to get real about Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's long-awaited first meeting with Vladimir Putin failed to provide a breakthrough towards peace, leading to calls for more realism in relations with Russia.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Ahmad in The Hill: America’s ‘catastrophic success’ in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Crisis Management

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Lost in translation: Different interpretations of Paris peace talks spell trouble ahead

The diverging visions for a future peace settlement in Ukraine were on full display in Paris this week as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time. These differences were also evident in minor discrepancies that appeared in the Ukrainian and Russian language versions of the summit conclusions.

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Q&A: What do Paris talks mean for the Russia-Ukraine peace process?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time during long-awaited Normandy Four peace talks in Paris this week. While the meeting failed to produce any major breakthroughs, it did result in progress on a number of technical issues and a commitment to continue dialogue in spring 2020. What does this mean for the Russia-Ukraine peace process?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Herbst speaks to NPR on upcoming Ukraine Normandy Summit

Amb. John Herbst, former US ambassador to Ukraine, speaks to Ailsa Chang on NPR's All Things Considered regarding the upcoming Normandy Summit between Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany and the prospects of finding a peaceful and democratic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict English

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Reconstruction and security sector reform in Syria must go hand in hand

The structure and characteristics of the pre-conflict Syrian security sector contributed heavily to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war; for decades, it stood for corruption, discrimination, violent repression, and large-scale human rights abuses. When the Arab Spring began to unfold in Egypt and Tunisia in early 2011, a group of Syrian school boys got […]

SyriaSource by Nora-Elise Beck and Lars Döbert

Germany Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Afghanistan at a crossroads

After decades of conflict, today there is at least a prospect that a path to peace in Afghanistan might be opened. At the same time, it seems that once again the country is at a crossroads, with its future to be determined by decisions that will be taken in the coming weeks by Afghans, their partners, and their adversaries. Those decisions can set the stage for further success in the hard struggle of the Afghan people and their elected leaders for the better future they are striving for.

New Atlanticist by James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict