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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Karatnycky in Foreign Policy: The End of Zelenskyy’s Honeymoon

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky argues in Foreign Policy magazine with Alexander Motyl that despite Ukrainian president Zelenskyy's successes, his most important promises are hitting a wall.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Political Reform Ukraine

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Flawed peace plan for Ukraine doesn’t pass muster

A distinguished international group of American, European, and Russian former government officials and think tank experts has taken advantage of the Munich Security Conference to issue a statement recommending twelve steps to bring greater security to Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic region. For years, the Kremlin has tried to change the conversation on Ukraine, and they may have found their opening in Munich. In response, twenty-nine former US diplomats, government officials, and experts point out their errors.

UkraineAlert by Eurasia Center

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Prisoner exchange lifts the veil on Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine

Moscow's insistence on the inclusion of figures with no apparent relationship to the conflict in eastern Ukraine during a recent prisoner exchange has exposed the nationwide scale of Russia's hybrid hostilities against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Adrian Karatnycky is a 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.