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UkraineAlert by Denis MacShane

Dec 2, 2021

Russian threat should revive Ukraine’s stalled domestic reform efforts

UkraineAlert by Denis MacShane

The threat of a major escalation in Russian aggression should help revive Ukraine's stalled domestic reform efforts and push the country towards the transformation that Ukrainians have been demanding for decades.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Dec 1, 2021

The world must carefully engage with Afghanistan. Here’s how.

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Ignoring Afghanistan would be a catastrophic mistake for the international community—as would be a rush to recognize the Taliban.

Afghanistan Crisis Management

UkraineAlert by Sergiy Tsivkach

Nov 30, 2021

Transforming Ukraine into an international manufacturing hub

UkraineAlert by Sergiy Tsivkach

Ukraine is taking steps to build on the country's huge potential as a major international manufacturing hub and is now seeking to attract international investment that can drive further economic growth.

Economy & Business Education

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Nov 23, 2021

Sudan’s ‘democratic transition is inevitable,’ says the country’s just-resigned foreign minister

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Al-Madhi warned that the political agreement signed Sunday by Hamdok and Sudan’s top general “was more supportive to the coup” than the pro-democracy movement.

Africa Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Nov 18, 2021

Why wartime Ukraine’s defense minister must be a civilian

UkraineAlert by Andriy Zagorodnyuk

The recent appointment of Oleksiy Reznikov as Ukraine’s new defense minister is a step in the right direction away from the Soviet model towards NATO standards of civilian control over the Ukrainian armed forces.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

In the News by Borja Prado

Nov 17, 2021

It’s time to modernize the US R&D ecosystem and unleash local innovation

In the News by Borja Prado

"It is time for the government to ensure the translation of cutting-edge scientific knowledge into solutions for local and regional problems prioritized by communities across America." Read Nonresident Senior Fellow, Melissa Flagg, on her latest essay for Issues magazine.

Economy & Business Political Reform

New Atlanticist by Agon Maliqi

Nov 16, 2021

Kosovo and Serbia expose the Summit for Democracy’s conundrum

New Atlanticist by Agon Maliqi

The Biden administration's belated decision to invite both Western Balkan rivals, even though they are on different democratic trajectories, shows the inherent tension: Is this summit all about geopolitics or is it all about democratic values?

Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Nov 15, 2021

Ukraine’s Anti-Oligarch Law: President Zelenskyy’s populist power grab?

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Ukraine's anti-oligarch law is being trumpeted by President Zelenskyy's supporters as a move to reduce the influence of Ukraine’s oligarch elite. However, it looks more like a populist ploy to strengthen presidential powers, writes Holos leader Kira Rudik.

Corruption Media

In the News by Maxwell Kushnir

Nov 10, 2021

Melissa Flagg on revamping the US federal government’s R&D strategy

In the News by Maxwell Kushnir

Nonresident Senior Fellow Melissa Flagg on re-energizing the United States' domestic innovation capacity and solidifying its position as the global leader in technology.

Political Reform Technology & Innovation

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Nov 9, 2021

How to get Biden’s democracy summit right

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Two of the Council’s democracy experts say the upcoming Summit for Democracy needs to take aim at autocrats’ tools by focusing on anti-corruption and tech standards, and elevating civil society.

Civil Society Corruption