Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ethiopian government officials provide briefing on the conflict in Tigray

On Tuesday, November 24, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable with Ethiopian Attorney General H.E. Gedion Timothewos Hessebon (PhD), Senior Policy Advisor and Chief Trade Negotiator Mr. Mamo Mihretu, and Ambassador to the United States H.E. Fitsum Arega.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ukraine must study the economic foundations of Azerbaijan’s military success

Ukraine must learn from Azerbaijan and look to create a strong economy built on modern technologies and broad international cooperation before seeking to regain Russian-occupied regions of the country.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Conflict Economy & Business

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

How Ukraine’s Orange Revolution shaped twenty-first century geopolitics

Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution is often overlooked but it is worthy of more attention as one of the great geopolitical turning points of the early twenty-first century that set the stage for today's Cold War climate.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

FAST THINKING: Get up to speed on the crisis in Ethiopia

A fast-developing crisis in Ethiopia has the crucial US ally edging closer to all-out war, just two years after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office promising democratic reforms and a year after he won the Nobel Peace Prize. So what happened? Today we’re turning to Cameron Hudson, an expert on the region and former US diplomat and intelligence officer, for a look behind the headlines.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Kroenig featured in Ask the Experts article for London School of Economics

On November 19, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was featured in a London School of Economics article titled “Ask the Experts: How will the election change the US’ stance towards China? What are the implications for the UK?”

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Ukraine can learn from Azerbaijan’s recent victory

Azerbaijan’s recent victory over Armenia offers some potentially important lessons for Ukraine, which is home to the most recent of the many little wars to erupt amid the ruins of the Soviet Empire.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Security & Defense

Sat, Nov 14, 2020

What can Ukraine expect from a Biden presidency?

Joe Biden's US presidential election victory was welcomed by many Ukrainians who felt that bilateral ties had suffered during the Trump presidency despite continued bipartisan US support for Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Elections

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Calls for negotiation are driving Ethiopia deeper into war

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking with Eritrea, has confounded allies by resisting all attempts to dampen the ongoing military confrontation with a powerful northern insurgent group, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF effectively controlled the Ethiopian government from 1991 until February 2018, when it was driven […]

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Conflict

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Rushing for the exits in Afghanistan would leave a lasting stain on America

Withdrawing quickly would end any hope for a decent and responsible peace agreement in Afghanistan, and would also put to rest any prospect that Trump’s legacy might include taking credit for the Afghan peace process that he and his Afghanistan team took the lead in creating.

New Atlanticist by James Cunningham, John Negroponte, Ronald Neumann, Hugo Llorens, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Peace at last? Assessing the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

After six weeks of warfare, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia agreed to a peace deal on November 10 that seems to be more durable than prior agreements. The war leaves Armenia and Azerbaijan with dramatically different domestic situations and a new regional security order, with Russia and Turkey as major players and the United States and Europe on the periphery.

New Atlanticist by Andrew D'Anieri

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


Tue, Dec 1, 2020

The five revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

Online Event In this launch event for Forward Defense's latest report, experts discuss the defense innovation trends, emerging technologies, and operational concepts that will define the future of competition and warfare in the Indo-Pacific region.

3:00pm Australia China Conflict Defense Industry