Adrian Karatnycky

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

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Expertise

Topics

Transatlantic Relations, US Foreign Policy

Regions

Poland, Russia, Ukraine

Languages

Polish, Russian, Ukrainian


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Recent Activity

  • 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
  • July 24, 2015
    The Wall Street Journal features Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on why Russia hasn't honored the Minsk accord, and what Ukraine and its allies should do next:
  • June 09, 2015
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky writes for the New York Times on how Putin's strategy of using proxies has resulted in the establishment of a warlord kleptocracy in eastern Ukraine that threatens Moscow's control of events:
  • April 15, 2015
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky writes for Newsweek on how to understand Putin's actions and comments to the media:
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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.

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