Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Joe Biden has an historic opportunity to bring Europe together and reverse the tide of dictatorship by building an international coalition to support democracy in Belarus. This strategy lays out key recommendations for the Biden as it prepares its policy toward Belarus.

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Resetting Ukraine’s reforms

Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine has embarked on an historic reform process that has produced decidedly mixed results. A reset may now help get the country's transformation back on track.

UkraineAlert by Olena Halushka

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Russia’s Navalny protests provoke mixed emotions in Ukraine

Ukraine has good reasons to support the current Russian protests against Kremlin corruption, but many Ukrainians remain suspicious of protest leader Alexei Navalny's troubling nationalist background.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss implications of Biden’s appointments on US foreign policy

On January 22, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the Biden team’s approach to China, the appointments of Tony Blinken and Avril Haines, Secretary of Defense Austin’s agenda, and entering […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss: What To Expect From Joe Biden-Led US Administration?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Ashford quoted in the New York Times: Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?

On January 20, Emma Ashford was quoted in Mark Landler’s article in the New York Times entitled “Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?” on the prospects for Joe Biden’s foreign policy. “‘Ambitious foreign-policy goals are completely out of step with the realities of the country’s domestic political and economic dysfunction,’ Emma […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FD senior military fellows in National Interest on the Constitutional commitment of the US military

Forward Defense senior military fellows US Navy Commander Ronald Fairbanks, US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Crouch, and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mulder published an article in the National Interest titled "Above politics: The US military will always defend the constitution."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Ukraine’s business community has high hopes for the Biden presidency

Many Ukrainians are optimistic that incoming US President Joe Biden can play an historic role in helping Ukraine complete the country's post-Soviet transition and free itself once and for all from oligarch control.

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy


Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Disinformation, domestic extremism, and the threat to democracy

Online Event Congressman Tom Malinowski joins the DFRLab to discuss how online disinformation and organization led to the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

11:00am Democratic Transitions Disinformation Extremism United States and Canada

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Navalny, Putin, and the future of Russia

Online Event Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was immediately detained upon his return to Russia. Navalny then released a documentary detailing systemic corruption by President Vladimir Putin, prompting major protests across Russia. Just how strong is Navalny’s opposition movement?

8:00am Civil Society Corruption Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia

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