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Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Russian passports: Putin’s secret weapon in the war against Ukraine

Since 2019, Moscow has distributed hundreds of thousands of Russian passports to Ukrainians living the occupied east of the country. Kremlin officials are now vowing to defend these Russian citizens if necessary.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

A pipeline deal could help end Putin’s Ukraine war

The Russian-led conflict in eastern Ukraine and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are the two most contentious issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda today. Linking the two could broaden the space for negotiation.

UkraineAlert by Colin Cleary

Conflict European Union

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Power Vertical Podcast: The Guns of April

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus

Ukraine has ruled out a return to peace talks in Minsk due to growing Russian influence over Belarus as the Kremlin capitalizes on the international isolation of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Conflict

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

Reinforcing Ukraine's Air Force would be a powerful way to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine and indicate to Moscow that the Western world will no longer tolerate Russian military adventurism in Eastern Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Russia

Sun, Apr 4, 2021

Is Putin about to launch a new offensive in Ukraine?

Russia has sparked alarm in recent days by massing its armed forces close to the Ukrainian border. The military build-up has raised fears of a dramatic escalation in the simmering seven-year conflict between the two countries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

How Putin made the international media his unwitting accomplices

Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against Ukraine relies heavily on deliberate disinformation and blanket denials. By prioritizing impartiality over accuracy, the international media has often played the role of unwitting accomplice.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Disinformation

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Putin’s Mediterranean gambit: Endgame unclear

For more than 250 years, Russian leaders have sought to project power and influence in the Mediterranean region. Sometimes these efforts have met with a significant degree of success. At times, though, Russia has pulled back from the Mediterranean because of setbacks in the region, events in Europe, or convulsions inside Russia. These pullbacks, however, have never been permanent and have always been followed by renewed Russian efforts to gain influence in the region.

Issue Brief by Mark N. Katz

Africa Conflict

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Darnal on Search For Common Ground’s panel: ‘Real Talk’: the hard choices that women peacebuilders face

On March 30, Aude Darnal participated in Search’s panel “Real Talk: the Hard Choices that Women Peacebuilders Face”. She discussed her experience as a female peacebuilder, and shed some light on overlooked issues related to women’s engagement in peacebuilding and conflict. “Women all over the world are dedicating their lives to building peace and ending […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Events

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