Jun 20, 2024

Putin just reminded the world why Russia must lose

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin's bogus recent peace proposal was in reality a call for Ukraine's surrender that underlines his continued commitment to the destruction of the Ukrainian state, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Policy


Jun 20, 2024

FPV drones in Ukraine are changing modern warfare

By Tomas Milasauskas, Liudvikas Jaškūnas

First Person View (FVP) attack drones are shaping the battlefield in Ukraine and transforming our understanding of modern warfare, write Tomas Milasauskas and Liudvikas Jaškūnas.

Conflict Defense Industry

Experts react

Jun 20, 2024

Experts react: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be NATO’s next secretary general. How will he lead the Alliance?

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts explain how Rutte might navigate the war in Ukraine, efforts to bolster European security, and the upcoming US elections.

Conflict Crisis Management

Inflection Points Today

Jun 20, 2024

The troubling significance of Putin’s Pyongyang deal

By Frederick Kempe

The Russian president was feted in North Korea this week, showing how a confederation of autocracies is emerging to support the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine and each other.

Conflict Korea

New Atlanticist

Jun 20, 2024

Ending the war in Ukraine requires something for everyone to hate

By Dan Reiter

To reach peace, Ukraine and its Western partners must find a way to surmount mistrust. Doing so will not be easy.

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


Jun 18, 2024

Ukraine’s peace summit offers solidarity but no breakthroughs

By Mercedes Sapuppo

Ukraine's hotly anticipated peace summit in Switzerland produced plenty of solidarity but did not result in any major diplomatic breakthroughs, writes Mercedes Sapuppo.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity


Jun 18, 2024

From rebel factions to an army: Efforts to tame the Syrian National Army

By Levent Kemal

The ultimate goal of reforming the SNA is to create space for a self-sufficient political actor that organizes public policies.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


Jun 18, 2024

Holding Putin’s propagandists accountable for crimes in Ukraine

By Kristina Hook, Anna Vyshniakova

Calls are mounting to hold Putin's propagandists accountable for their role in inciting Russian atrocities committed during the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, write Kristina Hook and Anna Vyshniakova.

Conflict Disinformation


Jun 18, 2024

Ukraine’s recovery cannot begin without enhanced air defenses

By Edward Verona

The recent Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin underlined the importance of additional air defenses before the country can begin to rebuild, writes Edward Verona.

Conflict Economy & Business


Jun 15, 2024

The view from Kyiv: Why Ukrainian NATO membership is in US interests

By Alyona Getmanchuk

US President Joe Biden recently voiced his skepticism over Ukrainian NATO membership, but enabling Ukraine to join the alliance would be in American interests, writes Alyona Getmanchuk.

Conflict Defense Policy