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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

PACE risks becoming a watchdog with no bite

Ukraine's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is in danger of being overshadowed by efforts to make it much more difficult to impose sanctions similar to the measures aimed at Russia over the 2014 invasion of Ukraine. Will Europe's human rights watchdog lose its bite?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Europe & Eurasia International Organizations

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The Pakistani courts strike back

The historic sentencing in December of former dictator and president Pervez Musharraf was a blow to the military’s image and directly questions its unequivocal authority over shaping Pakistan’s political life—even if it is only symbolic. In a rare streak of defiance, the country’s courts are pushing back against a traditionally powerful and popular establishment hoping to inch the country from a seemingly illiberal to a more liberal democracy.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Democratic Transitions Pakistan

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine’s top five 2020 reform priorities

The Zelenskyy government has outlined an ambitious reform agenda for 2020 but will they live up to the expectations of an electorate hungry for change? These five key reform areas will give a good indication of the new government's reformist credentials.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Sheesha Smoking

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Resilience & Society

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cohen speaks to CNBC about Putin’s constitutional shakeup

As Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev handed in his resignation on January 16, Dr. Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, speaks to CNBC about what Putin’s recent proposed constitutional shakeup means for Russia’s future political landscape. Related reading More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Haring quoted in Voice of America on surveillance in Ukraine

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Intelligence

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Aslund cited in TASS Russian press review

In the News by Atlantic Council

Rule of Law Russia

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Spotlight: Alejandro Giammattei’s first 100 days

Guatemala will begin a new chapter with the presidential inauguration of Alejandro Giammattei Falla. At the center of the incoming pro-business administration: ushering in a new era of economic growth and job creation. With 59 percent of Guatemalans living in poverty, Central America’s largest and most populous country is also one the poorest and most unequal nations in Latin America.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Pérez Argüello and Domingo Sadurní

Latin America Migration

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

Australia China

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Ukraine’s underrated economy is poised for a strong 2020

Ukraine's economy is currently in far better shape than many people realise. In order to build on the firm foundations laid by recent years of structural reforms, the process must now continue to include a comprehensive cleansing of the country's law enforcement architecture

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Economy & Business