Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Rigged vote highlights growing gulf between Putin’s Russia and democratic Ukraine

Russia's deeply flawed recent parliamentary election was a reminder of the growing gulf between the increasingly authoritarian country and the fledgling democratic political culture taking root in neighboring Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

What these Russian elections will reveal about the Kremlin’s power

They're the last big test for the Kremlin before the 2024 presidential election.

New Atlanticist by Brian Whitmore

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vows to fight for judicial reform

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called an extraordinary meeting of politicians, diplomats, and members of the judiciary in order to prevent his flagship judicial reform drive from being sabotaged and derailed.

UkraineAlert by Halyna Chyzhyk

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the brewing refugee crisis in Eastern Europe and the new Taliban government

On September 10, 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 Belarus’ attempt to inundate Eastern Europe with migrants, threats to democracy in Brazil, and the newly announced Taliban government in Afghanistan.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Belarus

Thu, Sep 2, 2021

Biden and Zelenskyy get US-Ukraine ties back on track

US President Joe Biden hosted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the White House on September 1 for a meeting that sought to reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Katz quoted in Arabi21 on the future political implications of Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Arabic

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Young Ukrainians must not remain hostages to the country’s totalitarian trauma

Modern Ukraine remains haunted by the legacy of the country's deeply troubled history, but the emerging generation of young Ukrainians must move beyond this totalitarian trauma in order to build a better future, argues 16-year-old student activist Sonya Rashkovan.

UkraineAlert by Sonya Rashkovan

Democratic Transitions Resilience & Society

Mon, Aug 30, 2021

What unites Ukrainians?

As Ukraine enters its fourth decade of statehood, new research based on more than 20 focus groups held across the country offers fascinating insights into the issues and experiences that unite Ukrainians.

UkraineAlert by Arena

Democratic Transitions Resilience & Society

Sun, Aug 29, 2021

Biden can still salvage his legacy and US credibility. It won’t be easy.

Here's how President Joe Biden can correct course with allies and partners over Afghanistan—and beyond. 

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

A cable from Mali: How to bring Bamako back from the brink

Against the backdrop of two coups, interethnic and terrorist violence moving south toward Bamako, and France shifting its posture in the Sahel, this could be the last chance to stabilize Mali.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

Africa Conflict


Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Transitional justice and accountability in Libya

Online Event A discussion on legal reform and prosecution of international crimes; mass graves and forensic analysis; and promoting transitional justice and accountability in Libya.

9:00am Democratic Transitions Human Rights Libya Middle East