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Fri, May 29, 2020

Afghanistan needs a settlement

Sitting at a new crossroads, Afghanistan is once again tilting between an opportunity to take the path to peace and a political settlement—hard as it may seem—or to bounce back on the path of more violence and conflict with no end in sight.

New Atlanticist by Omar Samad

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, May 27, 2020

Ukrainians who fled Putin face new pandemic realities

For the estimated 1.4 million Ukrainians internally displaced by Putin's war, the past six years have brought traumatic change. These IDPs are now facing the further challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, May 21, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Zelenskyy unable to find path to peace with Putin

President Zelenskyy’s talk of a new approach to peace with Russia proved hugely attractive to the war-weary Ukrainian public in 2019. However, one year on, there is very little to show for this initial optimism.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Wed, May 20, 2020

Walking a tight rope, one year of Zelenskyy’s foreign policy

One year ago, Zelenskyy promised to make Ukraine rich, slay corruption, and bring peace to eastern Ukraine. Skeptics will say that his moves amounted to nothing, but others are impressed that he’s putting in the work.

UkraineAlert by Adair Appleton

Conflict Defense Policy

Tue, May 19, 2020

McInnis writes article on strategy and the arts in Foreign Policy

In a testament to the art of war, Forward Defense Senior Fellow Kathleen McInnis argues that wicked problems in international security demand creative thinking.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Mon, May 18, 2020

Afghan power sharing deal breaks Kabul’s political impasse and raises hope for unity

With the tentative peace deal under fire, continuing havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a looming US troop withdrawal, the breakthrough in the Afghan government’s political deadlock which emerged on May 15 will undoubtedly be welcomed by many in Afghanistan and the international community.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, May 18, 2020

Ukrainians reject modern Russia’s WWII victory cult as geopolitical divide deepens

A nationwide survey conducted on the eve of this year's WWII anniversary events found that a clear majority of Ukrainians now blame the USSR together with the Nazis for sparking the Second World War.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Sun, May 17, 2020

From Stalin to Putin: The Crimean Tatars face a new era of Kremlin persecution

As the Crimean Tatar community marks the seventy-sixth anniversary of their Soviet deportation, an entire generation faces the prospect of another year living in terror at home in Russian-occupied Crimea or forced into exile.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya and Veronika Pfeilschifter

Conflict Human Rights

Fri, May 15, 2020

Kashmiris in the Age of Detention: What Changes for the Kashmiris Pre and Post-Pandemic?

On May 5th, 2020, the South Asia Center's Nonresident Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore, organized a webinar to discuss the affects of COVID-19 pandemic on Kashmiris.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, May 14, 2020

McFate in the Washington Post: Venezuela shows how mercenaries have become a global security threat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict