Adrian Karatnycky

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Relations Program

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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

  • February 25, 2015
    Truce Buys Ukraine Time to Get a Little Real Help From Its Friends Ukraine and its allies hope this month’s cease-fire deal agreed with Russia and Russian-backed rebels brings relative calm to southeastern Ukraine. But the Minsk agreement is deeply
  • February 20, 2015
    Vox quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on the alliances between political parties and armed paramilitaries in eastern Ukraine:
  • February 19, 2015
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky writes for The New York Times on why the Minsk agreement is deeply flawed and what the West needs to do to respond to Putin's strategy:
  • February 18, 2015
    Kyiv Forced into New Retreat; US, Europe Must Increase Support, Atlantic Council Analysts Say At midday February 18, three-and-a-half days beyond the designated hour for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, fighting was continuing in the strategic city of Debaltseve, where
  • February 17, 2015
    Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky joins CBC News to discuss the strategic importance of Debaltseve and whether the Ukrainian casefire has been violated:
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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.

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