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Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Putin’s war drives Ukraine towards true independence

Thirty years since the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine is no longer part of Vladimir Putin's informal empire but the country continues to struggle with the legacy of centuries spent under Russian domination.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Cole’s “Burn In” named to best sci-fi of 2020 list by Polyon

Polygon, a video game publication, named Burn In, co-authored by Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow August Cole, to its top sci-fi and fantasy books of 2020. Burn In is a thriller at the intersection of robotics, artificial intelligence, and security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Drones

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Varshney joins Tata Literature Live to discuss Big Bosses: The future of democracy in the age of strongmen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Kremlin memory wars and the search for a unifying Ukrainian national identity

Ukraine's post-Soviet quest for an inclusive national identity capable of uniting the country has had to contend with memory wars fueled by domestic political rivalries and renewed Russian imperial ambitions.

UkraineAlert by Olesya Khromeychuk

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Brooks on New Light Theater Project panel

On October 24, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Michelle Kholos Brooks participated in a panel for the New Light Time Machine project, which revisits past theater productions and creative teams to explore their journeys to production.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Media Nationalism

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Event recap: The Rohingya Crisis: Three Years On, with Chatham House and the Atlantic Council

On Thursday, September 17, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center partnered with Chatham House to host a panel discussion on the Rohingya refugee crisis to discuss the evolution of the crisis as well as potential international solutions. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow of Chatham House’s Asia-Pacific Programme, and included: Dr. Rudabeh Shahid, nonresident senior fellow of the South Asia Center; Dr. Claire Smith and Ms. Susannah Williams of the Department of Politics at the University of York; and Dr. Ellen Stensrud, a researcher at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh East Asia

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Belarus national awakening offers hope for Ukraine as Soviet collapse continues

Belarus has emerged from its post-Soviet slumber and has set out on the road to democracy. This is good news for the Belarusians themselves. It is also a welcome development for Ukraine but less so for Russia.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: South Asia

The next US administration will need to confront a slew of regional challenges, including China’s growing political and economic clout; a resurgence of majoritarian politics; strained India-US relations; the impending Afghanistan peace process; and post-COVID-19 reconstruction.

Five Big Questions by South Asia Center

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Putin’s new constitution spells out modern Russia’s imperial ambitions

The constitutional amendments adopted by Russia in summer 2020 have far-reaching implications for the Russian population, but the potential repercussions are also causing considerable unease in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.

UkraineAlert by Pavlo Klimkin, Volodymyr Ivanov and Andreas Umland

Belarus Conflict

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Toppling Lenin: The lessons of Ukraine’s memory wars

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a flurry of monument removals across the US and elsewhere. Independent Ukraine's long history of memory wars offers a timely case study in the politics of the past.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Nationalism
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