In the News

Mar 14, 2023

Bayoumi in The Diplomat discussing China’s meddling in Canada’s elections

Imran Bayoumi authors an article for The Diplomat discussing leaked reports that China meddled in Canada's 2021 elections.

China Democratic Transitions

In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Alden in The Wall Street Journal discussing Italian Prime Minister Meloni

On September 24, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden’s comments on then-candidate Giorgia Meloni were featured in The Wall Street Journal. Alden asserts that, unlike most European politicians and leaders, Meloni is unique in her unwavering support for the Atlantic alliance.

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia


Mar 6, 2023

How Putin’s fear of democracy convinced him to invade Ukraine

By Michael John Williams

Putin's decision to launch the full-scale invasion of Ukraine was rooted in his longstanding fear that the emergence of a democratic Ukraine could serve as a catalyst for the collapse of his own autocratic regime.

Civil Society Conflict


Mar 5, 2023

It is time for the West to welcome Ukraine home

By Michael Druckman

Russia's full-scale invasion has strengthened Ukraine's commitment to a future as part of the Western world. Western leaders should now respond by intensifying Ukraine's further integration, writes Michael Druckman.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Mar 1, 2023

What’s in store for Nigeria after a messy election

By Atlantic Council

Why was the election so rocky, and what should the new president’s priorities be? Our experts share their insights.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Mar 1, 2023

Experts react: As the ruling party’s Tinubu wins a contested election, what’s next for Nigeria?

By Atlantic Council experts

What went wrong with election administration and what can Bola Tinubu do to win over his critics? Atlantic Council experts, one of whom served on the ground as an election monitor, weigh in.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Feb 16, 2023

Putin’s invasion shatters the myth of Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood

By Taras Kuzio

Vladimir Putin's genocidal invasion of Ukraine has shattered the myth of Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood and represents the point of no return in the relationship between the post-Soviet neighbors, writes Taras Kuzio.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

In the News

Feb 14, 2023

Alden in Adnkronos discussing Italian Prime Minister Draghi’s resignation

On July 21, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden commented in Adnkronos on the resignation of Italian prime minister Mario Draghi, noting that Draghi had reinforced Western Europe’s commitment to resisting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Feb 10, 2023

What came out of the Lula-Biden meeting?

By Caroline Arkalji

From democracy to the environment to UN Security Council reform, here are the big takeaways from Lula's big day in Washington.

Americas Brazil


Feb 9, 2023

Is Putin’s Russia heading for collapse like its Czarist and Soviet predecessors?

By Taras Byk

Vladimir Putin's disastrous invasion of Ukraine is sparking debate over the possibility of a new Russian collapse. Could today's Russian Federation be facing the same fate as its Czarist and Soviet predecessors?

Central Asia Civil Society