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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The role of Russia and the Russian language in post-Karimov Uzbekistan

Hardening on language policy at the expense of the Russian language is a significant reversal from Karimov’s tacit encouragement of pluralism.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer Murtazashvili

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Fri, May 29, 2020

Afghanistan needs a settlement

Sitting at a new crossroads, Afghanistan is once again tilting between an opportunity to take the path to peace and a political settlement—hard as it may seem—or to bounce back on the path of more violence and conflict with no end in sight.

New Atlanticist by Omar Samad

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, May 26, 2020

Ukrainian local elections: Will Zelenskyy win again?

Ukraine will hold local elections in October 2020. This will be the first big test for President Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party since landslide victories in 2019's presidential and parliamentary votes.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, May 26, 2020

Expert panel briefs Congressional staffers on Sudan

On Tuesday, May 26, the Africa Center hosted a closed Sudan briefing for Congressional staffers who are currently at work on several important pieces of Sudan-related legislation. The private briefing featured remarks from Sudanese Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi and Sudanese Minister of Justice H.E. Nasredeen Abdulbari, followed by an expert panel of DC-based Sudan experts.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country's discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Fri, May 22, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Middle East Eye on Sudan and the United States reaching a preliminary settlement over 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Thu, May 21, 2020

Ukraine’s novice president may yet live up to the hype

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has struggled to match the sky high expectations that accompanied his historic 2019 election win, but he has done enough during his first year to suggest he may yet live up to the hype, says Tetiana Popova.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Popova

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 19, 2020

Hudson joins the World to discuss recent US Supreme Court ruling on Sudan and compensation for victims of the 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, May 18, 2020

Zelenskyy’s first year: New beginning or false dawn?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy generated a wave of optimism when he became Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20, 2019. One year on, it is not clear whether his presidency will prove to be genuinely transformational or just another false dawn.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Mon, May 18, 2020

Afghan power sharing deal breaks Kabul’s political impasse and raises hope for unity

With the tentative peace deal under fire, continuing havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a looming US troop withdrawal, the breakthrough in the Afghan government’s political deadlock which emerged on May 15 will undoubtedly be welcomed by many in Afghanistan and the international community.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Conflict