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The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship Program aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research. The program connects Congressional fellows with our larger community, which includes leading experts on Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. Applications are due by January 15, 2020.

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The Compatriots

As relations between the United States and Soviet Union fluctuated, New York City became a hub for Soviet and Russian activity, including diplomats, spies, and sympathizers alike. Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan trace the legacy Moscow has left behind in Manhattan streets and beyond.

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Nika Aleksejeva

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Lukas Andriukaitis

Associate Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

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Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

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Ian Brzezinski

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Content

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Lost in translation: Different interpretations of Paris peace talks spell trouble ahead

The diverging visions for a future peace settlement in Ukraine were on full display in Paris this week as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time. These differences were also evident in minor discrepancies that appeared in the Ukrainian and Russian language versions of the summit conclusions.

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

European integration is taking root across Ukraine despite Russia’s best efforts

A new nationwide study has highlighted the progress made across Ukraine towards greater European integration as the country seeks to move closer to the rest of Europe despite Russian efforts to derail the process and reassert its dominant position.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk

European Union Eurozone

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks: The view from Berlin

Monday’s Normandy Four summit in the French capital saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron sitting down with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin in a bid to end years of deadly stalemate and bring to an end the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas. What kind of impression did the long-awaited Paris summit make in Berlin?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Germany
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. The emerging geopolitical and security context influencing the future of AI technology development has been driven by the erosion of traditional geopolitical frameworks, increased conflict between liberalism and authoritarianism, the pervasiveness of social media use and 4IR-driven digitization of […]

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

How not to discuss with Russia

With global security threatened by the dawn of a new Cold War, dialogue between Russia and the West has never been more important, but when the desire for discussion prevents honest appraisal of the facts, the results can be counterproductive, argues Anders Åslund

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Q&A: What do Paris talks mean for the Russia-Ukraine peace process?

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time during long-awaited Normandy Four peace talks in Paris this week. While the meeting failed to produce any major breakthroughs, it did result in progress on a number of technical issues and a commitment to continue dialogue in spring 2020. What does this mean for the Russia-Ukraine peace process?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Russia’s new pipeline to China is not a threat to Europe

China and Europe will not compete for the same gas resources and Europe’s gas market is too big and increasingly too diversified to be coerced into signing unfavorable gas deals. Meanwhile, Russia will have its hands full competing against scores of other suppliers and trying to establish itself in the cutthroat Chinese gas market.

New Atlanticist by Lukas Trakimavičius

China European Union

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The Neue Ostpolitik approach to Nord Stream 2: A legal fiction carried a little too far

Some Nord Stream 2 proponents invoke the Ostpolitik of the late Cold War, which involved West German cooperation with Moscow on Russian energy exports to Western Europe. But this time around, Europe does not need additional Russian gas volumes and its position is in opposition to the views of most of Eastern Europe. From this perspective, Nord Stream 2 is flawed Ostpolitik.

EnergySource by Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Herbst speaks to NPR on upcoming Ukraine Normandy Summit

Amb. John Herbst, former US ambassador to Ukraine, speaks to Ailsa Chang on NPR's All Things Considered regarding the upcoming Normandy Summit between Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany and the prospects of finding a peaceful and democratic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict English

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Cohen in Forbes: The Strategic Upside Behind Russia’s $55 Billion ‘Power Of Siberia’ Pipeline To China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Energy Markets & Governance

Events

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

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