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Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Slavin interviewed on The Heat regarding the Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Human Rights

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

It’s counterintuitive but Trump impeachment inquiry may help Ukraine

The press frenzy surrounding the Trump impeachment inquiry presents Ukraine with an unparalleled international stage upon which to share its side of the story.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Political Reform

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Explainer: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Waves of protests have hit Iraq this past October, calling for the resignation of the post-war government and sweeping changes. Last month alone, there have been reports of hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by security forces in clashes across the country, from Tahrir Square in Baghdad to cities like Diwaniyah, Najaf, and Nasiriya […]

MENASource by Christiana Haynes

Corruption Iraq

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Slavin joins BBC World News to discuss Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The Normandy Summit is finally on

A critical moment has arrived for the long-stalled negotiations over the future of eastern Ukraine. Frustrated with lack of progress, Ukraine’s representatives have pledged to give the moribund Normandy Four format one last chance. On the surface, there has finally been a breakthrough permitting the resumption of negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, […]

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Finally some progress in Ukraine

In October, Ukraine made real progress on the anti-corruption fight.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Corruption

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Eight obstacles to Ukraine achieving peace with Russia

The bottom line is anybody who believes Kyiv can negotiate anything with a foreign power that has no respect for Ukraine as a sovereign country and Ukrainians as a separate people is deluding themselves.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Revolution in Lebanon

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