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Testimony

May 16, 2024

A bold policy to protect the US by helping Ukraine stop Russian aggression

By John E. Herbst

Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, testifies before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing on “Closing the skies, liberating Ukraine.” Video from the hearings and other testimonies can be found below. Below is the oral argument presented by Ambassador John Herbst. The greatest national security challenge facing […]

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UkraineAlert

May 14, 2024

Putin appoints economist as defense minister as Russia plans for long war

By Mercedes Sapuppo

The appointment of a technocrat economist as Russia's new Defense Minister is a clear sign that Putin preparing the country for a long war with Ukraine and the West, writes Mercedes Sapuppo.

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New Atlanticist

May 7, 2024

The drones are small—the arms race may not be. Here’s how the US can win.

By Matthew Rose, Kathryn Levantovscaia

With rapid advances in drone technology, the United States needs to develop an updated, comprehensive counter-drone strategy.

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In the News

May 7, 2024

Arbit joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss Israeli troop withdrawals from Gaza

By Atlantic Council

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In the News

May 7, 2024

Arbit joins Bloomberg’s Balance of Power Podcast to discuss Israel troops withdrawals from Khan Younis

By Atlantic Council

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In the News

May 7, 2024

Abercrombie-Winstanley joins Channel 4 News on US aid to Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

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In the News

May 7, 2024

Panikoff in Newsweek: Saudi Arabia Just Glimpsed a Version of Its Future Thanks to Iran – Opinion

By Atlantic Council

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New Atlanticist

May 6, 2024

Dispatch from Vilnius: Allies still waiting for the ‘Long Telegram’ from Washington

By Andrew D’Anieri, Doug Klain

US and European policymakers should learn from the urgency with which frontline nations regard the threat of a Russian invasion.

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In the News

May 5, 2024

Starling and Gen. Cartwright publish in Defense One emphasizing the value of a new image for special operations forces

On May 5, Forward Defense Director Clementine Starling and Atlantic Council Board Director General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), published commentary in Defense One about the value that special operations forces (SOF) have in today’s great power competition. They argued that SOF should reinforce not only their direct-action capabilities, but also the indirect competencies—special reconnaissance, […]

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UkraineAlert

May 3, 2024

UK gives Ukraine green light to use British weapons inside Russia

By Peter Dickinson

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron has confirmed that Ukraine can use British weapons to attack Russia as Western leaders continue to overcome their fear of provoking Putin, writes Peter Dickinson.

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