May 20, 2022

#SriLankaDebrief – An economic and political crisis

By South Asia Center

Sri Lanka is currently facing an ongoing economic and foreign exchange crisis, as well as a political crisis driven by lack of adequate government management. To understand these developments, the South Asia Center hosted Amb. Robert Blake, former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives between 2006 and 2009, for a #SriLankaDebrief with non-resident senior fellow Dr Rudabeh Shahid.

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

China-MENA Podcast

May 19, 2022

Chinese Multilateralism in MENA

By Atlantic Council

Dawn Murphy joins us to discuss China's approach to drawing Middle East and North African countries into Chinese-led cooperative forums for political support and influence.

China Economy & Business

In the News

May 19, 2022

Hindrén in Breaking Defense: What Finland will bring to NATO – and how it might change the alliance

By Rasmus Hindrén

Rasmus Hindrén writes that while the public has been focused on whether Finland will join NATO. there are five key areas to watch if it does

Defense Policy Eastern Europe

Event Recap

May 19, 2022

Event Recap: “Cooperation in the Arctic: Ways forward in a Changed Security Environment”

On April 28th, 2022, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe office, in cooperation with the US Embassy Stockholm, held the conference “Cooperation in the Arctic: Ways forward in a Changed Security Environment.” Convening as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine entered its third month, the future of Arctic governance was in question. Joint research projects on climate change […]

Climate Change & Climate Action Crisis Management

Event Recap

May 18, 2022

Viva la space: Why the commercial small satellite revolution matters for the US government

By Madison Littlepage

A panel of space experts and practitioners discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can leverage commercial small satellite technology to secure the space domain.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

New Atlanticist

May 18, 2022

Dashboard: Tracking the Western response to the war in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

Explore the Atlantic Council's interactive trackers for how the world has responded by sending humanitarian and military aid, redeploying forces, and hammering Russia's economy.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Trackers and Data Visualizations

May 17, 2022

NATO Forward Forces Tracker

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

In the lead-up to and following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and NATO allies have taken numerous steps to bolster allied force posture in Eastern Europe. The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative has been tracking it all. Check out its interactive table and charts to visualize the changes over time.



May 16, 2022

Trade facilitation and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Niels Graham

At the end of May, US President Joe Biden is expected to formally launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The framework is the United States’ first attempt to create a large-scale, multilateral, Asia-focused economic strategy since 2017. For the framework to achieve broad participation, trade facilitation ought be a key component.

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

In the News

May 16, 2022

Binnendijk and Vershbow in Defense News: A prolonged ceasefire may be the likely endgame in Ukraine

By Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow

Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow write that the West must provide Ukraine with the ability to thrive in a post-war environment.

Conflict Eastern Europe

Trackers and Data Visualizations

May 13, 2022

Ukraine Aid Tracker: Mapping the West’s support to counter Russia’s invasion

By Emma Nix, Akshat Dhankher, Nancy Messieh

The West has shown a common understanding of the need to support Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid. Our interactive maps track the aid that Western countries are sending.

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy