Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Ukraine must prepare for Putin’s next escalation now

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from positions close to the Ukrainian border, but this saber-rattling display highlights the need for Ukraine to prepare for the worst.

UkraineAlert by Vadym Denysenko, Ihor Popov, Ihor Tyshkevych, Ilya Kusa

Conflict National Security

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

The case for a more realist China policy

For Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Dr. Mathew Burrows, Director of the Atlantic Council's Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative, and Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler argue that it is high time to understand that by any measure, from demographics to economics, the world is no longer Western centric and that US strategy must be forward looking, not rest on past laurels.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Hope amid a ‘window of uncertainty’ for Afghanistan

“The Taliban have a choice to make at this time; they can, in fact, be pragmatic or they can be permanent pariahs,” former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said at the launch of the "Transatlantic charter on Afghan sovereignty, security, and development."

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Putin withdraws troops but Russo-Ukrainian War continues

Russia appears to have ended weeks of tension by ordering the withdrawal of troops concentrated on the Ukrainian border, but the seven-year Russo-Ukrainian War remains far from over.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Putin’s Ukraine War: Can the West prevent a new Russian offensive?

The West has responded to a major Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border by voicing its support for Ukraine, but critics say the international community must do more to deter Vladimir Putin from a new offensive.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Will events in Chad force a reset of Sahel strategy?

In the last week, several columns of rebel fighters have entered Chad from neighboring Libya with the intention of unseating long-time strongman and friend of the West Idriss Déby Itno, Chad’s ruler for the past thirty years. How France and the United States respond may cause repercussions for years to come.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Peek in NY Daily News: “Salute Biden’s bravery on Afghanistan”

In the News

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Russia’s intentions behind a military buildup on the Ukrainian border

On April 16, 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 discuss Biden’s plan to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11, the significance of Russia military buildup on the border […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Central Asia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Putin’s saber-rattling reflects Russian rage over the loss of Ukraine

Putin's saber-rattling activities on the Ukrainian border reflect Moscow's refusal to accept its declining influence in a country where Russia has been the dominant force for more than three centuries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Belarus is the new front in Putin’s war against Ukraine

Fears are growing that the rapidly expanding Russian military presence in Belarus will help transform the country into a new front in the Kremlin's war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Conflict


Mon, May 10, 2021

Border battle: Assessing the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan clashes

Online Event The death and destruction wrought by the recent violence between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is a tragedy. How can Bishkek and Dushanbe avoid a security dilemma that might further destabilize an already tense situation?

12:00pm Central Asia Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Security & Defense