Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Wieslander in Defense One: It’s Time for NATO to Engage in the Arctic

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Security & Defense

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States

On June 27, the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public discussion on “Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States.” The event launched the Scowcroft Center’s latest issue brief, “The Melians’ Revenge: How Small, Frontline, European States Can Employ Emerging Technology to Defend Against Russia” by Dr. TX Hammes. […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe NATO

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

An incomplete end to the MH17 tragedy

Aside from the blowback from Russia and its refusal to cooperate, there are a couple of storm clouds on the horizon for the resolution of the MH17 tragedy.

UkraineAlert by Michael Bociurkiw

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Seven dangers of engaging with the occupied Donbas—and opportunities for the new Ukrainian president

Ukraine’s new president says he wants to end the Russian-backed war in the country’s east. However, it won’t be easy. There are at least seven dangers of engaging with the occupied territories of the Donbas. The first danger is that a class of highly educated and trained leaders is completely absent. All key positions, whether […]

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Corruption

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Balkans forward congressional fellowship staff delegation to the Balkans

Balkans Forward by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, May 20, 2019

Q&A: Ukraine’s got a new president. How did he do on inauguration day?

On May 20, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as Ukraine’s sixth president. His inauguration speech was ambitious: he called for early elections, urged parliament to end parliamentary immunity, pass electoral reform and the law on illegal enrichment. He also wants parliament to sack the head of the SBU, the prosecutor general, and the minister of […]

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, May 16, 2019

Why the West must lean in now

On April 21, TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won a landslide victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election. By winning an impressive 73 percent of the vote, Zelenskiy secured a strong popular mandate. Questions abound about Zelenskiy’s core political beliefs and whether his performance in office will match his […]

UkraineAlert by Michael Carpenter

Conflict Corruption

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

10 ways the west should engage with Ukraine after 2019 elections

Five years after the annexation of Crimea and the instigation of conflict in the Donbas, the reasons for continued sanctions on Russia have not gone away. Crimea is still occupied. War grinds on in the Donbas. Ukraine held presidential elections this spring and will hold parliamentary elections in the fall. Whatever the results, events in […]

UkraineAlert by Chatham House

Defense Policy Disinformation

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Congolese president discusses strategic partnership with the United States

On April 4, the Africa Center hosted H.E. Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during his first official visit to the United States. For an audience of senior US policy makers and non-profit representatives, President Tshisekedi discussed his country’s relationship with the United States. In particular, he hoped to […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo Security Partnerships

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Who gains from using the far-right in Ukraine’s elections?

The G-7 wrote to Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov about the threat to Ukraine’s presidential election from the far-right National Corps political party and National Militia civic organization, both led by Andriy Biletsky with whom he has had a long relationship. The G-7 warned, “They intimidate Ukrainian citizens, try to usurp the role of the […]

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Elections Extremism