Atlantic Council

Adrian Karatnycky

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Relations Program

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Transatlantic Relations, US Foreign Policy


Poland, Russia, Ukraine


Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

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Recent Activity

  • August 18, 2014
    Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky is quoted by Dow Jones Newswires on the latest fighting in Ukraine: 
  • August 14, 2014
    With Kremlin's Proxy War Stumbling, Kyiv and West Guard Against 'Humanitarian Intervention' As Russia’s government moves its proposed convoy of humanitarian aid toward the war zone in Ukraine that it has created with its support of separatist militias, Ukraine and
  • August 12, 2014
    Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky joins Wall Street Journal Live to discuss Vladimir Putin's use of humanitarian aid to Ukraine as a cover to escalate fighting and boost his popularity.
  • July 22, 2014
    USA Today quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on new sanctions imposed against Russia by the European Union:
  • July 21, 2014
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky joins Lithuanian language Alfa to discuss the downed Malaysia Airline plane: 
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Full Bio

Adrian Karatnycky is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Program on Transatlantic Relations and managing partner of Myrmidon Group LLC, a New York-based consultancy that works with investors and corporations seeking entry into the complex emerging markets of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He is a founder and co-director 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.