Top Publications in 2015
By Art of Future Warfare Project
War Stories from the Future is the culmination of the Atlantic Council Art of Future Warfare project's first year exploring the future of armed and social conflict.
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Preserving Ukraine's Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do
By Atlantic Council, The Brookings Institution, and The Chicago Council On Global Affairs
The Kremlin is waging a hybrid war in Ukraine's east. Initially covert, Moscow's intervention became increasingly open when it sent in regular army units in August. Since the Minsk ceasefire, signed in September, Kremlin-supported separatists seized 500 square kilometers of Ukrainian territory. The ceasefire was an illusion. Despite the agreement, Russia continued to send hundreds of tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, and artillery into Ukraine. A significant numbers of Russian soldiers are now in the country, with more amassed on the border.
By Frederic C. Hof, Bassma Kodmani, and Jeffrey White
After four years of conflict in Syria, peace is still a distant prospect. The West insists that there is no "military solution," while Iran and Russia provide the Assad regime with a military advantage obstructing the possibility of real diplomatic negotiations. With over 220,000 Syrians dead and more than half of the Syrian population displaced, the need for peace is critical.
By Andrii Klymenko
The “green men” who fanned out across Crimea in early 2014, establishing control over key infrastructure and clearing the way for once-marginal political actors to seize the reins of power, were the vanguard of a forced political change that has led to grave human rights abuses across the Crimean peninsula.
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Renminbi Ascending- How China's Currency Impacts Global Markets, Foreign Policy, and Transatlantic Financial Regulation
By Chris Brummer
How will the rise of China's currency impact global markets, foreign policy, and transatlantic financial regulation?
By Andrii Klymenko
In "The Militarization of Crimea under Russian Occupation," Crimean activist Andrii Klymenko explains how the Kremlin has moved to tighten its grip on Crimea as the world turns its focus toward Syria.
A Post-Sanctions Iran and the Eurasian Energy Architecture: Challenges and Opportunities for the Euro-Atlantic Community
By Dinu Patriciu Center and Global Energy Center
With the removal of international sanctions on Iran, different markets will have a great interest in importing Iranian gas. But which market will benefit the most? In A Post-Sanctions Iran and the Eurasian Energy Architecture, Micha'el Tanchum, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center and the Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative, argues that the lifting of the sanctions carries the potential to radically restructure the Eurasian energy architecture and, as a consequence, reshape Eurasian geopolitics.