Adrian Karatnycky

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

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Transatlantic Relations, US Foreign Policy


Poland, Russia, Ukraine


Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

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Recent Activity

  • September 30, 2015
    A day after US President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the United States announced that it will ship long-range counter-battery radars to Ukraine. Obama authorized million to provide the country with radars, bringing US security assistance
  • September 25, 2015
    The Kyiv Post highlights a briefing at the Atlantic Council on the state of affairs in Ukraine with Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst and Resident Senior Fellow Anders Aslund and Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky:
  • September 11, 2015
    The Daily Beast quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on Victor Levytskyy, head of the Ukrainian Institute of Strategies of Global Development and Adaption:
  • August 12, 2015
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky joins The Takeaway to discuss Ukraine's ban on thirty-eight Russian books:
  • August 10, 2015
    Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Alan Riley and Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky write for POLITICO Europe on why Russia should be declared the occupying power in Ukraine, and should be made financially accountable for the
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Full Bio

Adrian Karatnycky is a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Managing Partner of myrmidon Group LLC, a New York-based consultancy that works with investors and corporations seeking entry intot he complex emerging markets of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He is a Founder and Codirector of the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter. 

From 1993 to 2004, he was President and Executive Director of Freedom House, during which time he developed programs of assistance to democratic and human rights movements in Belarus, Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine. At Freedom House he devised a range of long-term comparative analytic surveys of democracy and political reform. For twelve years he directed the benchmark survey Freedom in the World and was co-editor of the annual Nations in Transit study of reform in the post-Communist world.

He is a frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other periodicals. He is coauthor of three books and coeditor of eight books on Soviet and post-Soviet themes. He's been an outstanding voice for the Council on events unfolding in Ukraine.