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Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Danger ahead

Although every Ukrainian understandably wishes a quick end to the war in the Donbas and a lasting settlement of the conflict, Ukraine is strongly advised to approach any Minsk Summit with the greatest care.

UkraineAlert by Willem Aldershoff

European Union International Norms

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Is Germany going soft on China?

If Germany gets its way, it would be the strongest sign to date that Europe is charting its own course in its ties with China, ignoring pressure from hawks in the Trump administration to pare back economic links.

New Atlanticist by Noah Barkin

China Germany

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

G7 leaders: the Kremlin is setting a trap. Don’t fall for it

The Kremlin counts on using this goodwill to lead us into a trap of fatal mistakes.

UkraineAlert by Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Conflict International Norms

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Trashing friends puts America last

By tying the national interest to unilateral territorial demands, the US president puts himself in the same camp as Vladimir Putin. Putin’s strategy is also dismissive of international rules and the sovereignty of smaller nations, and appears to hold that only through force and intimidation can Russia advance its interests.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

International Norms Northern Europe

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Will Italy get a new government or elections?

The collapse of the Italian government comes right before crucial budget negotiations.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Norms Italy

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Carpenter quoted in Foreign Policy on Bolton’s upcoming visit to Belarus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe International Norms

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Khoury quoted in the Express on Yemen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict International Norms

Wed, Aug 15, 2018

In the EU’s eastern partnership, western dissension opens doors for Putin

While the West continues to support efforts to democratize the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP), shifting international trends threaten to slow the momentum. Increasing confrontation among Western leaders—evidenced, inter alia, by the outbreak of protectionist trade policies and Donald Trump’s dissociation from G7 positions at the June 2018 summit in Quebec—can have unintended consequences […]

Issue Brief by Denis Cenusa

Eastern Europe International Norms

Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Outside-the-Box Sino-Indian and Indo-Russian cooperation on Afghanistan

Recent Sino-Indian and Indo-Russian informal agreements to undertake joint projects in Afghanistan mark a geographical paradigm shift in the strategic ambitions of the region’s largest stakeholders.

Issue Brief by Omar Samad and Bharath Gopalaswamy

Afghanistan China

Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Kremlin aggression in Ukraine: the price tag

“Since the annexation, Russia has carried out extensive confiscation of public and private property, which it has referred to as ‘nationalization’ under Russian Federation legislation,” writes Dr. Anders Åslund, in Kremlin Aggression in Ukraine: The Price Tag, a new report by the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. If Kyiv loses the occupied Crimea and Donbas forever, […]

Report by Anders Åslund

Conflict Defense Policy