Conscripts board a train carriage at a local railway station during their departure for the garrisons, in Omsk

New Atlanticist

Sep 23, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia conducts partial mobilization amid battlefield losses

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Ukraine's advances into its eastern territory put Russia under additional pressure, Putin declared a partial mobilization in the country.

Conflict Disinformation

Fast Thinking

Sep 21, 2022

FAST THINKING: What to make of Putin’s nuclear threats

By Atlantic Council

Our experts weigh in on whether Putin's latest rhetoric is more bluster—or the beginning of a dangerous new phase in his war on Ukraine.

Conflict Crisis Management


Sep 21, 2022

Putin’s nuclear ultimatum is a desperate bid to freeze a losing war

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine is a sign of the Russian dictator's mounting desperation as his invasion continues to unravel and his country's geopolitical isolation deepens.

Central Asia Conflict

Experts react

Sep 21, 2022

Putin just escalated his war in Ukraine. Here’s your expert guide to what’s coming next.

By Atlantic Council experts

As Putin mobilizes his reserves, moves to annex Ukrainian territory, and doubles down on his nuclear threats, our experts weigh in.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Memo to the president

Sep 16, 2022

Memo to the president: How to deter Russian nuclear use in Ukraine—and respond if deterrence fails

The US should issue vague public threats of serious consequences should Russia use nuclear weapons and be prepared to follow through with conventional military strikes if deterrence fails.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


Sep 1, 2022

Flawed assumptions hamper Western response to Russia’s Ukraine War

By Glenn Chafetz, Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

The Western response to Russia's Ukraine invasion is being undermined by flawed assumptions over the danger of a possible nuclear escalation and the need to maintain a workable relationship with Russia.

Conflict European Union

In the News

Aug 28, 2022

Shahid in E-International Relations: Should there be a new grouping for the “Non-Nuclear Five” of South Asia?

By Atlantic Council

Nuclear Deterrence Nuclear Nonproliferation

In the News

Aug 26, 2022

Dagres quoted in The Washington Post on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal

By Atlantic Council

Iran Nuclear Deterrence

In the News

Aug 26, 2022

Kroenig in Foreign Policy on a potential new Iran nuclear deal

On August 26, Foreign Policy published its biweekly "It's Debatable" column featuring Scowcroft Center acting director Matthew Kroenig assessing the latest news in international affairs.

Arms Control Iran

In the News

Aug 25, 2022

Slavin interviewed on Al Jazeera about the challenges to the Iran nuclear deal

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Iran