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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Why Americans should care about Ukraine

Speaking off the record last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly asked a radio host, "Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?" This has sparked a lively debate about US-Ukrainian ties and the threat posed by Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict National Security

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Is Putin preparing a new Ukraine strategy?

The departure of Vladimir Putin's gray cardinal Vladislav Surkov and his replacement as Ukraine policy curator by Dmitry Kozak has led to speculation that Russia could be planning a change in its Ukraine strategy.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Russia

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

McFate quoted in Slate on the corporate nature of war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Security & Defense

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

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Slavin joins Phoenix TV (Chinese) to discuss Iran’s retaliation strategy against the United States

In the News by Atlantic Council

Chinese Conflict

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

McFate quoted in the Financial Times on the future of warfare

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Security & Defense

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

A frozen conflict may be Ukraine’s best option

Many hoped President Zelenskyy's April 2019 election could break the deadlock in peace talks with Russia. However, it now looks like the best Ukraine can expect is a transition from hot war to frozen conflict. That may not be such a bad outcome, argues James Brooke.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Conflict Russia

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

McFate quoted in the Wall Street Journal on US private defense firms

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Security & Defense

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Berlin conference: The end of the game?

The upcoming conference could result in the acceptance by all of Haftar’s future role in Libya and the legitimization of his attack against Tripoli. The Berlin conference could be a trap for the GNA, the courageous fighters of Tripoli, and the population of western Libya.

New Atlanticist by Karim Mezran

Conflict Libya

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Khamenei’s rare sermon shows Tehran’s continued defiance

Khameinei's January 17 speech shows that "those placing hopes in recent protests in Iran to shake—or even overturn—the system underestimate its power and ruthlessness," Barbara Slavin explains.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Events

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

The future of the US-Kenya strategic partnership

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, discusses his vision for the future of the US-Kenya Strategic Partnership.

9:00am Washington DC

Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Professionals discuss logistics: The role of TRANSCOM in great-power competition

In this installment of the Commanders Series, TRANSCOM Commander Stephen R. Lyons discusses the challenge of preparing for the future of conflict while maintaining logistical commitments to current US deployments worldwide.

11:00am Washington DC

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking north: Conference on security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC