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New Atlanticist

Jul 1, 2022

Summit speed read: How the G7 and NATO pushed back on Putin

By Daniel Fried

The free world’s leading institutions did a lot this week—but the war still hangs in the balance. Here's what was agreed to and what is yet to be accomplished.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Townsend in VOA News: Biden thanks Erdogan for Dropping Veto on Sweden, Finland NATO Bids

By James J. Townsend Jr.

Jim Townsend discusses the capabilities and strategic advantages Sweden and Finland will bring to NATO.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Vershbow in Politico: NATO rushes to halt Russia, leaving China pivot unresolved

By Alexander Vershbow

Alexander Vershbow discusses the implications of the decisions at the Madrid summit on the future of the alliance.

Conflict Eastern Europe
New satellite imagery taken this morning June 30, 2022 shows smoke coming from the contested Snake Island (45.255721, 30.204173) which Russia announced its withdrawal from June 30. Russian forces have left Snake Island in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Thursday June 30, after carrying out what they said was a successful operation. The Ukrainian Armed Forces said that the enemy hastily evacuated the remnants of the garrison in two speedboats and probably left the island. (Maxar via EYEPRESS)

New Atlanticist

Jul 1, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia claims Snake Island losses were ‘gesture of goodwill’

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Plus, Russian diplomatic accounts spread a questionable story about anti-Russian stickers placed at an Auschwitz memorial.

Conflict Cybersecurity

UkraineAlert

Jul 1, 2022

With all eyes on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin targets domestic dissidents

By Doug Klain

While international attention focuses on Vladimir Putin’s genocidal war in Ukraine, the Russian government is accelerating its brutal crackdown on any remaining expressions of anti-regime dissent on the domestic front.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 30, 2022

Goodwill gestures and de-Nazification: Decoding Putin’s Ukraine War lexicon

By Peter Dickinson

From “goodwill gestures” to “de-Nazification” and “reclaiming Russian lands,” the Atlantic Council's Peter Dickinson decodes some of the key phrases from the lexicon of Putin’s Ukraine War into plain English.

Central Asia Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 29, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian genocide is proceeding in plain view

By Taras Kuzio

Western policymakers should be in no doubt that the many different Russian war crimes currently taking place in Ukraine are all part of a coherent plan developed by Vladimir Putin to commit genocide.

Civil Society Conflict

BelarusAlert

Jun 29, 2022

Putin’s partner in war crimes

By Brian Whitmore

Both Putin and Lukashenka, as well as the relevant officials and soldiers in their respective chains of command, should be charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 28, 2022

Fear of confronting Putin will lead to Russian victory in Ukraine

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

So far, the war in Ukraine has taught Vladimir Putin that NATO and the EU will go to great lengths to avoid confronting him. This has grave consequences for Ukraine itself and for the wider international community.

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BelarusAlert

Jun 27, 2022

Belarus caught up in Putin’s plotting on Ukrainian and Lithuanian fronts

By Alesia Rudnik

As Russian rhetoric toward Lithuania heats up, Belarusians once more find themselves caught up in the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy thanks to Belarus dictator Lukashenka's dependence on Moscow.

Belarus Conflict