In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Shullman on the China in Africa Podcast: Is China exporting authoritarianism around the world?

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, 2021, David O. Shullman joined the China in Africa Podcast to discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article with Charles Edel, “How China Exports Authoritarianism.”

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Sep 21, 2021

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

By Peter Dickinson

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.

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New Atlanticist

Sep 16, 2021

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

By Brian Whitmore

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

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Sep 14, 2021

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vows to fight for judicial reform

By Halyna Chyzhyk

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.

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In the News

Sep 10, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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.

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Sep 2, 2021

Biden and Zelenskyy get US-Ukraine ties back on track

By Peter Dickinson

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.

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In the News

Sep 1, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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Sep 1, 2021

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

By Sonya Rashkovan

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.

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Aug 30, 2021

What unites Ukrainians?

By Arena

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.

Democratic Transitions Resilience & Society

Inflection Points

Aug 29, 2021

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

By Frederick Kempe

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

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