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UkraineAlertFeb 9, 2023
Countering Russian threats to global financial security
By Benton Coblentz
Russia and its proxies have long exploited the rules-based global financial system for their personal gain and in service of Moscow’s geopolitical strategy, but the invasion of Ukraine has sparked calls for counter measures.
UkraineAlertJan 4, 2023
Ukraine’s growing veteran community will shape the country’s future
By Aleksander Cwalina, Benton Coblentz
Ukraine's rapidly expanding veteran community can make a major contribution to the country's post-war future but will require a range of support measures in order to reintegrate into civilian life successfully.
UkraineAlertDec 20, 2022
The partition of Ukraine would only encourage Putin’s imperial ambitions
By Benton Coblentz
Advocates of appeasement believe the best way to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine is by offering Ukrainian land in exchange for peace but this will only encourage Putin's imperial ambitions, writes Benton Coblentz.
Benton Coblentz is a program assistant with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he facilitates the Center’s work on Ukraine and the wider Eurasia region. He has written several articles for the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert and New Atlanticist blogs.
Coblentz holds a BS in economics from the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, he also studied Russian language and regional politics. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Coblentz worked in local economic development for the cities of Issaquah and Tukwila outside Seattle, Washington, where he focused on pandemic response and long-term local economic growth. He served on multiple boards of local organizations in the Seattle area, including as board chair for his local food bank in Tukwila, Washington.