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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Disarming Hezbollah through revolution

The peaceful protests sweeping Lebanon are revolutionary. Lebanese of multiple political persuasions and all sects have a powerful message for a political class whose incompetence is equaled only by its corruption: Go Away.  To date the principal defender of this abysmal political class and Lebanon’s miserable status quo (featuring a failing economy from which the […]

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Corruption Middle East

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Bitter harvest

Moscow is not eager to deal in the Normandy Four format with a Ukrainian president who has turned out to be a stronger defender of Ukraine’s interests than it anticipated.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on Iraqi protestors

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Iraq

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Why Andriy Bohdan is the wrong man for the time

Despite his age, Bohdan has shown himself to be yesterday’s man. His personal profile is not indicative of the values that the public expects from its new generation of political leaders.

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Another one to watch

Ukraine needs more people with rich experience like Leonid Antonenko's to dig into the data and speak out.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Corruption

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

By blocking enlargement decision, Macron undercuts France’s Balkan goals

By strongly supporting the government of North Macedonia from the start and granting it the opening of negotiations, it would have been possible to create a virtuous circle in the region and kill four birds with one stone. President Macron chose to do exactly the opposite.

New Atlanticist by Loic Tregoures

European Union France

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

This should be Zelenskyy’s next big push

Ukraine now has a chance to take the radical steps needed to re-build the SBU and establish a genuine security service under firm democratic control.

UkraineAlert by Sergii Bondarchuk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Assessing Zelenskyy’s first six months

In general, it seems that Zelenskyy believes all complex issues have simple solutions.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Prospects of the Russian protest movement

Amid a summer of protest and Vladimir Putin's declining popularity, Ksenia Kirillova looks at the Russian protests victories, weaknesses, and next steps.

Issue Brief by Ksenia Kirillova

Elections Political Reform

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Молодежь на московских протестах

Протестные выступления этого лета подтверждают наблюдения о том, что российская молодежь выходит из-под контроля Кремля и начинает создавать собственную политическую идентичность.

Long Take by Ольга Хвостунова

Elections Political Reform