Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Why we welcome debate on Ukraine

The Eurasia Center issued a statement on February 14 signed by 27 respected foreign policy experts criticizing the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group’s “Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region,” even as we stated our respect for its signatories. We are proud of our efforts to provide an effective alternative to the […]

UkraineAlert by Eurasia Center

Political Reform Rule of Law

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Will the Commission’s new EU proposal revive Western Balkans enlargement?

“For a region whose politics, both domestic and foreign, have been shaped by the promise of EU membership in almost every way since the 1990s, the coming months and years will prove trying," Damir Marusic says. "But the reality is that this is probably for the best: Macron was right to point out the naked emperor. Meaningful progress can only happen when you face the world as it is.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions European Union

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Zelenskyy must not miss his chance to change Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has a huge electoral mandate for change and a solid macroeconomic base to build on - but will he become bogged down in day-to-day corruption like so many of his predecessors?

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Political Reform

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Albania still committed to EU membership, PM says

Despite continued delays in the opening of accession negotiations with the European Union, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that his country remains committed to pursuing EU membership because “there is no alternative.” Speaking at the Atlantic Council on February 5, Rama reported that Albania is continuing with its planned reforms as European leaders debate the proper time to begin the membership process for Albania and its neighbor North Macedonia. “We are not sitting and crying,” Rama said. Albania is “not waiting for some miracle to happen.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions European Union

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Nawaz in The Indian Express: Shuja Nawaz’s new book explores differences between Pakistan army and radical elements

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Political Reform

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Nawaz in the Daily Times: Restoring Jinnah’s vision: a conversation with Shuja Nawaz

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Sudanese Foreign Minister outlines priorities of transitional government

On Wednesday, January 29, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Sudanese Foreign Minister H.E. Asma Mohamed Abdalla. Director of Programs and Studies and Deputy Director of the Africa Center Bronwyn Bruton provided opening remarks and welcomed Abdalla to the Atlantic Council. Abdalla outlined the priorities of Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government, emphasizing the need to make […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Political Reform Sudan

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Arbit in Foreign Policy: In Israel’s endless elections, female candidates have been the biggest losers

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Political Reform

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Hudson quoted in Foreign Policy on civil-military relations in Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Congo, one year later

Overall, while there has clearly not been any regime transition in Congo, there are faint stirrings of change. It is long shot, but it seems that the Western strategy of embracing Tshisekedi in exchange for Kabila’s removal from office may yet – possibly, hopefully – bear some fruit.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption