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Sat, Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Axis of autocrats: Belarus dictator Lukashenka backs Putin’s Ukraine war

The axis of autocrats in Eastern Europe continues to solidify as Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka bends over backwards to please Moscow by showing his support for Russia's war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Conflict

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Biden’s Europe trip can help secure Afghanistan’s future. Here’s how.

The democracies meeting this week in Europe should signal continued concrete support for Afghans who do not share the Taliban’s worldview and who seek a peace without a Taliban-imposed regime.

New Atlanticist by Earl Anthony Wayne, James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Ukraine’s new football shirt leaves Russia furious

Russia has reacted with fury to Ukraine's new national football team jersey featuring a map of Ukraine. Kremlin anger is focused on the inclusion of Crimea, which is internationally recognized as part of Ukraine but has been under Russian occupation since 2014.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Sakhi to join Tillotoma Foundation to discuss violence in Afghanistan and the regional impact of US withdrawal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Nawaz joins Dawn News to discuss Pakistan’s role in US-Afghanistan relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Biden-Putin summit: Ukraine should not expect miracles

Ukraine is set to be high on the agenda when US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on June 16. However, few expect any breakthroughs towards ending the seven-year Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 28, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford explore a Western response to Belarus’s act of air piracy

On May 28, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discussed how the West should respond to Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko’s arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, the U.S. role in the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus China

Fri, May 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Israel-Hamas ceasefire in a changed world

Will this fragile peace hold? What are the enduring consequences of the conflict for the region and the world? Our experts weigh in.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

Thu, May 20, 2021

Putin’s passport ploy in Ukraine may pave way for Russia’s next annexation

As Vladimir Putin’s hybrid war against Ukraine grinds into its eighth year, Russian passports are emerging as Moscow’s most effective weapon in its struggle to limit Ukrainian sovereignty.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats

Events

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The refugee question in the Middle East: Towards sustainable solutions

Online Event A conversation on the occasion of World Refugee Day about the challenges facing refugees in the Middle East.

10:30am Conflict Human Rights International Organizations Lebanon