UkraineAlertAug 31, 2021
Could Snake Island be the next hot spot in Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine war?
By Andrew D’Anieri, Doug Klain
Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against Ukraine is now in its eighth year and shows no signs of ending. Many expect the next escalation to come in the Black Sea, with Ukraine's Snake Island a potentially attractive target.
Fast ThinkingAug 3, 2021
FAST THINKING: Dead activists, fleeing Olympians, and jailed journalists: Is this the new normal for Belarus?
By Melinda Haring, Doug Klain
Experts Melinda Haring and Doug Klain from the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center explain what's behind the regime's latest illegal actions abroad and discuss what's ahead for Lukashenka in Belarus as we approach the anniversary of the dictator's illegitimate reelection.
Doug Klain is a program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he assists in the Council’s work on Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. He joined the Atlantic Council in 2019 as an intern for the Eurasia Center. Klain writes for the Council’s UkraineAlert, BelarusAlert, and New Atlanticist blogs and has been published by the National Interest and Inkstick.
Klain earned his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, where he studied political science and Russian studies, and graduated cum laude. While studying in Chicago, he worked as the news director and senior podcast producer for Radio DePaul and as the opinions editor for the DePaulia newspaper. He was awarded the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award for Best Podcast in 2018. He is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.