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Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Preparing for the US-Ukraine summit

Presidents Trump and Zelenskyy can not only thwart Moscow across Europe, they can both strengthen their respective countries’ positions across Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Energy Markets & Governance National Security

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Priority-based approach to the North Korean nuclear issue—An enlightened dose of self-centeredness

From the time Chairman Kim Jong-Un started his “charm offensive” early last year until the fallout of the second summit meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February 2019, officials and experts have debated whether North Korea is ready for denuclearization on the terms of the United States and its allies. Rather […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae

Economic Sanctions Korea

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Diplomacy surrounding the Korean peninsula

For more than half a century, the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances have played critical roles for maintenance and enhancement of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region, and even the world. The future course of US-North Korea and inter-Korea negotiations over denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae and James L. Schoff

Korea Missile Defense
Russia In Ven

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Russian influence in Venezuela: what should the United States do?

On June 20, the Eurasia Center and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center co-hosted a private strategy breakfast on Russian influence in Venezuela, followed by a public event, Russian Influence in Venezuela: What Should the United States Do? The private strategy session included senior US government and foreign officials. The public event focused on the […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Mon, Jun 17, 2019

One month into the Zelenskyy presidency and Ukraine’s still here

Volodymyr Zelenskyy became Ukraine’s sixth president on May 20. The political neophyte’s election raised a host of questions about lack of governing experience, connections to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, the composition of his inner circle, and his priorities once in office. One month into Zelenskyy’s presidency, those questions still require answers, and we have yet to […]

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Conflict Corruption

Wed, Jun 5, 2019

The 75th anniversary of D-Day: The lessons we must draw from Normandy

The most profound way to honor the sacrifice of those men and to secure their legacy of freedom and security is to never forget the monumental whole-of-nation effort that was required to beat back the tide of tyranny.

New Atlanticist by Dustin C. Richards

National Security United States and Canada

Wed, May 8, 2019

China wants to ‘divide western alliances through bits and bytes,’ warns Pompeo

In a speech in London on May 8, Pompeo also said US intelligence sharing relationships with its friends and allies are at stake.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Cybersecurity

Wed, May 1, 2019

The Huawei challenge

Despite an effort by the United States to persuade its friends and allies not to use 5G wireless communications technology developed by Huawei, many will find it hard to avoid doing business with the Chinese telecom giant altogether.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

China National Security

Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Vladimir Putin does Shakespeare

Vladimir Putin’s newest display of talent is his excelling in theatrics. He recently elected to play Macbeth or Richard III. Having nothing left to offer Russia as the indices of immiseration pile up, Putin’s recourse to imperial theatrics has dramatically accelerated. But ultimately this performance, like those of his predecessors on stage and in reality, […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Human Rights