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Tue, May 26, 2020

Ukrainian local elections: Will Zelenskyy win again?

Ukraine will hold local elections in October 2020. This will be the first big test for President Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party since landslide victories in 2019’s presidential and parliamentary votes.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, May 26, 2020

EU looks for next step in coronavirus economic response

An agreement within the EU to not only jointly issue debt, but to disburse the proceeds of those debt issuances in the form of grants to financially weaker member states, would be an important moment in capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Tue, May 26, 2020

A Biden presidency is bad news for Netanyahu, but not necessarily for Israel’s national security

The possibility of a Biden presidency might have a significant impact on Israel.

IranSource by Shemuel Meir

Iran Israel

Tue, May 26, 2020

The WTO needs a new DG: No time for business as usual

Will the WTO finally pick a woman? Which continent “gets” the slot? And does the institution need someone from a developing country? These questions merit attention, but first, it’s time to ask why this isn’t “business as usual.”

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

Trade

Tue, May 26, 2020

Is it a game or is it real? Simulations and wargaming in cyber

Greater insight into risk and response allow public and private sector organizations to better prepare for crisis before it happens and rerun history to stave off defeat in future. Wargames can be complex live events or low-cost simulations. They can even be the basis for major reforms to policy and doctrine, giving us much to understand about them. Shall we play a game?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity

Tue, May 26, 2020

Economies continue to reopen as WHO urges caution; vacation hopes, travel stocks rise

Economies from Hong Kong to the Middle East took steps to reopen following coronavirus restrictions, while Brazil continues to struggle with the outbreak. Hopes rose of a European vacation season, lifting travel stocks, but the World Health Organization urged caution or risk a second spike of infections.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Tue, May 26, 2020

Statement by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine

Former US ambassadors to Ukraine emphasize the importance of the US-Ukraine relationship.

UkraineAlert by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country’s discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Thu, May 21, 2020

How societies can fight pandemics and climate change at the same time

While many officials worry about their potential bandwidths to deal with two major problems at the same time, Dr. Aaron Bernstein explained that both crises “share the same causes and that means they share the same solutions.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, May 21, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Zelenskyy unable to find path to peace with Putin

President Zelenskyy’s talk of a new approach to peace with Russia proved hugely attractive to the war-weary Ukrainian public in 2019. However, one year on, there is very little to show for this initial optimism.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia