Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Experts react: Sudan and Israel reach historic peace agreement

Sudan became the latest country to normalize its relationship with Israel on October 23, as an agreement between the two countries ended the official status of war between them. Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization between Sudan and Israel, and analyze what it means for both countries and the wider region.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions International Markets

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Duclos in Institut Montaigne: Trump or Biden: Rebuilding the Transatlantic Relationship

In the News

Democratic Transitions Elections

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Sudan is removed from the terror list. Now what?

After twenty-seven years on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list, President Trump today announced, via Twitter, that Sudan’s terror designation was at long last being removed. While many details of the deal struck between the Trump Administration and the transitional authorities in Sudan have yet to emerge, the announcement by itself should be welcomed as a major achievement for both Washington and Khartoum.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Ukraine’s pro-Russian forces plotting winter of discontent

With President Zelenskyy's party set to do badly in Ukraine's October 25 local elections, the country's oligarchic and pro-Russian forces are hoping to regain the political momentum with a winter of discontent.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Davidzon in Foreign Policy: Lukashenko’s talk offers could trap him or protesters

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Civil Society

Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Don’t abandon peace for Afghanistan

An accelerated US withdrawal will effectively mean abandoning the fruits of two years of determined US diplomacy with the Taliban, Afghan partners in Kabul, our allies, and regional and international partners to get the Afghan parties to the negotiating table.

New Atlanticist by James Cunningham, John Negroponte, Ronald Neuman, Hugo Llorens, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Putin’s fear of democracy is fueling the crisis in Belarus

The leaders of pro-democracy protests in Belarus have repeatedly denied any anti-Russian agenda but this has failed to prevent Moscow from offering its full backing to beleaguered dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Kyrgyzstan gripped by political chaos again: What comes next?

For the third time in fifteen years, citizens in Kyrgyzstan rose up in protest, as opposition groups took over government buildings amidst charges of vote rigging in the recent parliamentary elections. Atlantic Council experts respond to the recent instability in Kyrgyzstan and what it means for the region and the international community.

New Atlanticist by Eurasia Center

Central Asia Corruption

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Ukraine’s reforms in doubt as political climate changes

A recent reprimand and public expression of no confidence in two key reformers at the National Bank of Ukraine highlights the changing political climate in the country as post-2014 reforms face reversal.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Zelenskyy: Ukraine wants a step-by-step plan towards future EU membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy offers a positive assessment of the 2020 EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels and calls for the creation of a step-by-step plan towards Ukraine's future EU membership.

UkraineAlert by Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business