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Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Crimea could become an expensive liability for Putin

The annexation of Crimea is proving expensive for the Kremlin. With Russia now facing an economic crisis fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and falling global energy prices, Putin's crowning glory may become a political liability.

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Coronavirus

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Minsk deadlock: West must reject Russian bid to limit Ukrainian sovereignty

The Minsk agreements remain the only existing framework for ending the war in eastern Ukraine, but they rest on two irreconcilable interpretations: is Ukraine sovereign, as Ukrainians insist, or should its sovereignty be limited, as Russia demands?

UkraineAlert by Duncan Allan

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Packard and Jensen in War on the Rocks: Washington needs to rethink its China strategy

Reviewing the Trump administration's current China strategy, Marine Corps University Assistant Professor Nathan Packard and Forward Defense Senior Fellow Benjamin Jensen advance points of convergence and divergence, while examining critical flaws.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Sun, Jun 7, 2020

McFate in Strand Magazine: The secret life of mercenaries

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Jensen and Van Echo in War on the Rocks: How to factor strategic competition into wargaming and PME

Reviewing lessons from their Agile Competition wargame series, Forward Defense Senior Fellow Benjamin Jensen and Marine Corps officer Lt Col Matthew Van Echo advance a new approach to wargaming in the era of great-power competition.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Moderate Zelenskyy makes a mockery of the Kremlin’s anti-Ukraine propaganda

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has distanced himself from the national identity politics of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko. This has significantly complicated Russian efforts to demonize "nationalistic" Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Syzov

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war

US President Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to the next G7 summit, despite the Russian leader's refusal to end the aggression against Ukraine that led to his initial suspension from G8 in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Yuliia Popyk

Conflict France

Sun, May 31, 2020

To stop Putin, the Western world must revisit the 1994 Budapest Memorandum

Ukraine's Deputy PM for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov says trust must be rebuilt before there can be peace with Russia. Returning to the framework of the Budapest Memorandum would be a step in the right direction, he argues.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Nuclear Nonproliferation

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

Events

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

MH17 and the elusive search for justice

ONLINE EVENT - For the sixth anniversary of this tragedy, we focus our attention on the trial, evaluate where matters stand, how the Kremlin has been held accountable thus far, and what political implications lie ahead.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT