Adrian Karatnycky

Senior Fellow, 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

  • July 26, 2019
    Two months after political novice Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected president of Ukraine, we still do not know what to expect. His early appointments and decisions are a mix of good and bad. Critics point to the appointment of Andriy Bohdan
  • July 22, 2019
    On July 21, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party took 43 percent of the vote in snap parliamentary elections and looks set to have a majority in parliament. We asked Atlantic Council experts and UkraineAlert contributors and colleagues
  • April 22, 2019
    Following his landslide election as president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy must now turn his attention to following through on much-needed economic and anti-corruption reforms, all while continuing to confront Russia in Ukraine’s east and the illegal occupation of Crimea. The
  • March 21, 2019
    How should Western diplomats advance democracy and the rule of law? In closed societies, as the late US diplomat Mark Palmer argued, US ambassadors should be clear voices for human rights and due process. They should monitor attacks on human
  • March 08, 2019
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Full Bio

Adrian Karatnycky is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center 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 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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