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Confrontation in Eastern Europe
As Alyaksandr Lukashenka engineers a refugee crisis along the Belarus-Poland border and Russia builds up its military presence near Ukraine, the region is emerging as an acute flashpoint in a broader clash between the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Vladimir Putin’s allies.
Belarus border crisis marks dangerous escalation in Putin’s hybrid war
As tensions on the EU border with Belarus escalate, Europe is waking up to the fact that the man responsible for the crisis is not Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka but his patron Vladimir Putin.
What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.
Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.
Celebrating our 60th anniversary
We’re taking stock of six decades of work to promote US cooperation with allies on the world’s defining challenges, deliver relevant insight at speed to policymakers and the public, and shape a peaceful and prosperous global future.
The Atlantic Council galvanizes US leadership and worldwide engagement, in collaboration with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges.
The Atlantic Council at 60
Enriched by its past, energized by its present, and equipped for the future.
By John F.W. Rogers and Frederick Kempe
On December 1, the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center will launch a new initiative to protect open economic markets and examine some of the most powerful and controversial US tools: sanctions and tariffs.
We are fortunate that the Atlantic Council our founders created six decades ago has never been more robust, but the array of challenges we face has never been more daunting. Here’s how we are shaping the global future together.
World leaders, activists, and thinkers—including Atlantic Council experts—are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland for a climate change summit that will shape the future of the planet.
COP26 is coming to a close. Here are the wins and losses.
We pulled together a selection of our experts’ commentary on what mattered at COP26 (and what didn’t).