Aug 4, 2022

Ukraine grain deal: World must still confront Putin’s Black Sea blackmail

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

The recent UN-brokered agreement to end Russia's Black Sea blockade and renew Ukrainian grain shipments is a step in the right direction but the only way to truly safeguard global food security is via military measures.

Conflict Drones


Jul 25, 2022

Grain drain: Why Turkey can’t afford to ignore Russian grain smuggling from Ukraine

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The diplomatic goodwill Turkey won in its key role in the deal to unlock Ukrainian grain export is at risk as Russia may prove a spoiler.

Conflict Maritime Security


Jul 6, 2022

Gen. James Jones: ‘the Black Sea region is being pounded into the soft underbelly of security in Europe’

Atlantic Council Board Director and Executive Chairman Emeritus James L. Jones, Jr highlights the significance of US-Romania relations and next steps for a Black Sea security strategy.

Arms Control Defense Policy


Jun 27, 2022

Odesa rejects Russia: Putin’s Ukraine War turns old allies into bitter enemies

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

Putin has long claimed to be the champion of pro-Russian Ukrainians. However, the Ukrainian regions most closely associated with pro-Kremlin sentiment have also been hardest hit by the current invasion.

Conflict Disinformation

Britain Debrief

Jun 20, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Australian Geopolitics Now: A Debrief with Hervé Lemahieu, Susannah Patton, and Ashley Townshend

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah discusses the new Australian government and its foreign policy alignment with experts on the Indo-Pacific and Australia.

Australia Conflict


Jun 14, 2022

The future of global security will be decided in Ukraine

By Oleksii Reznikov

Western leaders must use the forthcoming NATO Summit in Madrid to regain the initiative from Putin's Russia and define Ukraine's role in the future of European security, writes Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Jun 13, 2022

A shoebox-sized solution: How small satellites can help the US Coast Guard

By Madison Littlepage

To provide adequate coverage in an increasingly trafficked region, the Coast Guard must invest in small satellite technology.

Maritime Security Space

Britain Debrief

Jun 8, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What future for Finland in NATO? A Debrief with Chair Satu Hassi

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Satu Hassi, Chair of the Grand Committee in the Finnish Parliament, to discuss Finland's new security position.

Conflict Defense Policy


Jun 7, 2022

Lukashenka plays chief enabler as Putin threatens to expand Ukraine war

By Brian Whitmore

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has publicly sought to distance himself from the Russian invasion of Ukraine but the Belarusian dictator is now once again becoming deeply involved as Vladimir Putin threatens to escalate the war.

Belarus Conflict


Jun 1, 2022

Putin’s Black Sea blackmail sets stage for Belarus “deal with the devil”

By Brian Whitmore

Western leaders are desperate to resolve a global food crisis sparked by Russia's Black Sea blockade of Ukrainian grain exports but sending shipments via Belarus would mean rewarding Putin's only ally Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Belarus Conflict