Mon, Sep 28, 2020

EU-Ukraine tensions mount ahead of annual summit

The EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels on October 6 is likely to be dominated by concerns that President Zelenskyy is no longer committed to maintaining Ukraine's post-2014 path towards Euro-Atlantic integration.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Ukraine’s reforms remain hostage to corrupt courts

In 2019, political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his party won historic election victories based largely on the appeal of promises to eradicate corruption. Just over one year later, these efforts are backsliding and in danger of ending entirely.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Expert panel responds to incidents of North Korean sanctions evasion in the DRC

On Thursday, September 3, the Africa Center hosted a virtual panel to discuss the latest report published by The Sentry: Overt Affairs: How North Korean Businessmen Busted Sanctions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Sentry’s Director of Illicit Finance Policy Ms. Hilary Mossberg provided opening remarks alongside Africa Center Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton, […]

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Pro-Kremlin MPs and oligarchs wage lawfare on Ukraine’s reform agenda

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared the 2015 appointment of Artem Sytnyk as director of the country’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) unconstitutional, placing the country's reform agenda in doubt.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Shevchuk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Top Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy faces growing international legal troubles

Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskiy is facing growing international legal troubles as a range of investigations into alleged corrupt practices at his former bank PrivatBank continue to gain momentum.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Financial Regulation

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss fallout from Beirut explosion, Belarus election and reflect on General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy

On August 14, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the fallout from the explosion in Beirut, potential consequences of protests following Belarus’s presidential election, and the legacy of General Brent Scowcroft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Corruption

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

The Maduro Regime’s Illicit Activities: A Threat to Democracy in Venezuela and Security in Latin America

Introduction By Diego Area and Domingo Sadurní Two months after the internationally recognized interim government marked its first year, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, the worst ever in the Western Hemisphere’s modern history, entered a new phase. The coronavirus pandemic, which has rattled even the most developed nations, is further straining a crippled health system already unable […]

Issue Brief by Douglas Farah

Conflict Corruption

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Charai in Newsmax: International coalition needed for change in Lebanon

The deadly explosion in Beirut has left Lebanon reeling, caught between an economic crisis, crumbling public services, and a growing pandemic. In this moment, the international community must come together in standing with the Lebanese majority to enable a truly independent and viable Lebanese state. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in Newsmax on how an international coalition is needed to promote change in Lebanon.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Lebanon

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts go up in smoke

A July 23 arson attack on the home of leading Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin has sparked concerns over the country's continued commitment to reforms under President Zelenskyy.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

How to win Ukraine’s long fight for good governance

Ever since 1991, Ukraine has been described as a land of huge potential, but it remains among Europe's poorest nations. Can President Zelenskyy provide the good governance Ukraine requires to succeed?

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Democratic Transitions


Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Report launch | Lubyanka federation: How the FSB determines the politics and economics of Russia

ONLINE EVENT - How did the Soviet Union's cutthroat KGB shape a new generation of kleptocrats setting the agenda in Russia? Newly released in English, "Lubyanka federation" offers an unmatched look behind the curtain of the Kremlin.