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

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

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

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

How the transatlantic trade agenda can get its grove back in 2020

Transatlantic policymakers should not waste this opportunity to redefine the transatlantic relationship. Leaders looking for traction should learn from the recent past and chart a different trajectory this year. In particular, they should acknowledge that different interests exist, focus on economic areas where interests align well, and pragmatically maximize efforts to align commitments.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

European Union Trade

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Rumors of Ukraine’s death on Capitol Hill are greatly exaggerated

Ukraine's role at the heart of the Trump impeachment process has raised concerns that bipartisan support for the country could suffer but John E. Herbst argues that US backing for Ukraine remains strong.

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Jan. 23, 2020

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week. Libya Syria Cyprus

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey


Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Ukraine’s economic target: From stabilization to growth

Ukraine has staged a strong economic recovery over the past few years but the question in 2020 is whether the new Zelenskyy government can lead the country's economy from stabilization to sustainable growth.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Morningstar quoted in The Economist on Russia’s rising gas supply

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

The UK is Europe's biggest food importer and Ukraine is one of the continent's top agricultural producers. This makes a post-Brexit free trade deal a potentially big win for both countries.

UkraineAlert by Bate C. Toms

Trade Ukraine

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk as Republicans echo Kremlin

Republicans seeking to defend President Trump have taken to accusing Ukraine of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. This echoes Kremlin talking points and puts longstanding bipartisan US support for Ukraine at risk, says former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine


Wed, Feb 5, 2020

The UK’s global trade future Post-Brexit

A discussion on the UK's future after Brexit with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry.

1:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong

Change is afoot in most of Ukraine. In the past few years, Ukraine has witnessed a cultural and political revolution. Yevhen Hlibovytsky describes specific civil society projects to exhibit how much Ukraine has changed over the last six years.

3:30pm Washington DC