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Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How revelations of Russian bounties in Afghanistan could escalate the US-Russia feud

"The United States and its democratic allies have options," to push back against Moscow, but they must "think through the challenge with care and in context of the larger challenge Putin poses for us," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

A divided Taliban could unleash a new proxy war in Afghanistan

The shift in the balance of power within the Taliban has the potential to upend Afghan security, India-Pakistan relations, and the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

New Atlanticist by Jared Schwartz and Yelena Biberman

Afghanistan Conflict

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Russia is quietly occupying Ukraine’s information space

Viktor Medvedchuk is Ukraine's leading pro-Kremlin politician and a personal friend of Vladimir Putin. Medvedchuk's expanding media empire is sparking concerns over Russian influence in Ukraine's information space.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

How Russia weaponizes the language issue in Ukraine

Critics of Ukraine's 2019 Language Law claim that it goes too far in promoting the Ukrainian language at the expense of Russian. Others claim attempts to politicize language policy will only help Putin.

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

McFate joins PRI’s Things That Go Boom to discuss how mercenaries are changing the nature of war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Robert Manning in The Hill on the dangers posed by an increasingly desperate North Korean regime

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in VOA Korea on the reasons behind recent North Korean aggression

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Korea

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in Chosun Ilbo on the US and ROK response to the bombing of the inter-Korean contact office

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Two elements are certain in this complex scenario. Firstly, Cairo will not fall into the trap of being drawn into an open proxy war in Libya, since it might have serious repercussions on the security of its porous borders, especially in the south. Secondly, Haftar’s next moves will effectively define whether the relations have cooled between him and Cairo or whether Libya is facing yet another aftershock in a marriage that is more tactical than strategic.

MENASource by Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice

Conflict Crisis Management

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

An affordable defense of Asia

US military advantages over China are steadily eroding. Therefore, in this inaugural report for Forward Defense, T.X. Hammes crafts a new strategy and corresponding operational concepts which leverage geography and emerging technology to improve the US and allied warfighting posture in Asia.

Report by T.X. Hammes

China Conflict