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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Kholos 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

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

East Ukraine’s European roots and the myths of Putin’s Russian World

Moscow has sought to justify the war in eastern Ukraine by claiming it historically belongs within the "Russian World", but this ignores the region's deep Ukrainian roots and cosmopolitan heritage.

UkraineAlert by Alvydas Medalinskas

Conflict Disinformation

Sun, Jun 14, 2020

The perils of transatlantic decoupling and how to stop it

It’s time to take urgent measures to head off the danger of “transatlantic decoupling,” a strategic shift that would put at risk more than seven decades of gains in democracy, open markets and individual rights. Two world wars have taught us where transatlantic neglect can lead, while the history of the past 75 years underscores the value of common cause. We forget those lessons at our peril.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia Nationalism

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

In Central Europe, a nationalist bullet dodged

Many in the region expected the 100th anniversary of Trianon to be a blow up. It could be yet. But around the actual anniversary, it was a dog that did not bark: the significance was in what wasn’t said, in nationalist pandering avoided and confrontation dodged, and positive gestures recognized.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Hungary

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Moderate Zelenskyy makes a mockery of the Kremlin’s anti-Ukraine propaganda

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has distanced himself from the national identity politics of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko. This has significantly complicated Russian efforts to demonize "nationalistic" Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Syzov

Conflict Disinformation