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Tue, Aug 4, 2020

From Russian war to European opportunity: Reinventing eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region

Putin has place eastern Ukraine's Donbas region at the heart of his "Russian World" mythology, but in reality the region has a cosmopolitan heritage that could help to inspire a new era of European investment.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Kremlin denials prevent progress towards peace

Almost six years have passed since the Minsk Agreements were first signed. However, there is still fundamental disagreement over the parties to these agreements and the obligations they are under.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Merezhko

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Containing the Kremlin: Why the West must rethink policy towards a revisionist Russia

After more than five years of deadlock in Russia-Ukraine peace talks, it is obvious that fresh approaches are needed in order to end the war on Europe’s eastern frontier and contain the Kremlin.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Cunningham joins the CBS podcast “Intelligence Matters” to discuss Russia, Afghanistan, and Prospects for Peace

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Event Recap: H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discusses peace talks in Afghanistan with USIP

On June 24, 2020, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted an online conversation with former Afghan Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. His recent appointment as Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Chairman resolves a longstanding dispute over the 2019 presidential election results and paves the way for the upcoming intra-Afghan negotiations, which will be overseen by the HCNR.

Event Recaps by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

German defense minister responds to US plans for a troop drawdown

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has warned that the US President Donald J. Trump administration's planned withdrawal of 9,500 American troops from her country—a move announced by the US president earlier this month—must not send Russia the signal “that the US is less interested in Europe.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Germany NATO

Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Nusairat quoted in L’Orient-Le Jour on systemic racism in the Arab world

In the News

French Middle East

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Transcript: Afghanistan’s vision for peace: A conversation with H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Watch and learn more about the event Read our coverage of the event Event transcript FREDERICK KEMPE: Good morning from Washington and good evening to our many viewers in Kabul, where I’m delighted that Radio Television Afghanistan, RTA, is carrying this important event live. And greetings as well to our viewers elsewhere around the world […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

President Ghani assesses the prospects for peace in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stressed on June 11 that a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban has helped create space for potential peace negotiations, but cautioned that the road to a true peace will be long and difficult.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Afghanistan Conflict