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Latest from across our blogs
New AtlanticistOct 20, 2021
US leaders laid down solid and sensible sanctions policy. Now they need to follow through.
By Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole
The review is smart in addressing the true root causes of sanctions misuse without indulging in clichés such as that sanctions are overused or never work.
UkraineAlertOct 20, 2021
Are Belarus and Russia using migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe?
By Brian Whitmore
Elements of a new Iron Curtain are appearing along Belarus’s border with the EU and officials are growing concerned that Putin and Lukashenka may be using the migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe.
UkraineAlertOct 19, 2021
Putin’s Ukraine war is world’s worst-kept secret but he remains in denial
By Peter Dickinson
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s refusal to acknowledge his country’s involvement in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine makes progress towards peace virtually impossible.
UkraineAlertOct 19, 2021
Russia is the world’s leading exporter of instability
By Iuliia Mendel
Vladimir Putin’s Russia has emerged over the past two decades as the world’s leading exporter of instability via tools ranging from digital disinformation and weaponized corruption to cyber attacks and military mercenaries.
MENASourceOct 19, 2021
Jordan is pushing for rapprochement with Syria. But is it to reinforce artificial stability in the region?
By Laith Alajlouni
The normalization of ties with Syria is assumed to be a part of a broader regional stabilization plan that Jordan’s King Abdullah advocated for during his recent visit to Washington in July.
New AtlanticistOct 18, 2021
Africa’s cultural revolution is here. Meet some of its movers and shakers.
By Katherine Walla
The Atlantic Council brought together Africa’s brightest cultural minds—and the policymakers who’ve helped make their achievements possible—to understand Africa’s cultural revolution and rising soft power.