May 12, 2022

Independent Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk dies aged 88

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine’s first post-Soviet president Leonid Kravchuk passed away on May 10. He is best remembered for his leading role in the 1991 Ukrainian Declaration of Independence and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

In the News

May 6, 2022

Blanford in CS Monitor: The Syria-Israeli peace deal that almost was: A diplomat looks back

By Atlantic Council

International Norms Israel

New Atlanticist

May 6, 2022

Putin and Xi are accelerating their push against democracy. Here’s how the US can fight back.

By Patrick Quirk, David O. Shullman

The democracies of the world need to team up against Russia's and China's joint promotion of illiberalism.

China International Norms


Apr 27, 2022

Iraq: Implementing a way forward

By C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, Masoud Mostajabi

A new report lays out findings and recommendations to assist the Iraqi government and its international partners in improving political, social, economic, and security conditions.

Economy & Business Iraq


Apr 14, 2022

Back to the future in Pakistan?

By Shuja Nawaz

The populist Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who promised a “Naya (New) Pakistan” Pakistan, has been removed from office by a vote of no confidence in parliament, the first ever in Pakistan’s fraught political history.

Elections Pakistan

In the News

Apr 7, 2022

Melcangi quoted in the Italian Institute for International Political Studies on the rapidly deteriorating condition of Tunisia’s democracy

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

In the News

Apr 3, 2022

Mezran quoted in Formiche on the role of Operation Irini in Libya peace efforts amidst political instability

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Mar 31, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Keeping the right secrets secret

By Atlantic Council

On March 31, Christopher Preble joined his co-hosts of the Net Assessment podcast to discuss information security, both in the US government and private sector, asking the question of whether we are striking the right balance between keeping government secrets secret and ensuring that private information about customers and users is well protected. “Chris and […]

Defense Policy Eastern Europe


Mar 24, 2022

As no-confidence vote looms, Pakistan’s democracy faces key stress test

By Fahd Humayun

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faces a no-confidence motion in the country’s National Assembly (the lower house of its Parliament).

Elections Pakistan


Mar 17, 2022

The EU needs Ukraine

By Paul Grod

The European Union needs to embrace Ukraine's membership aspirations in order to demonstrate its own commitment to European values and its opposition to Vladimir Putin's authoritarian alternative.

Civil Society Conflict