UkraineAlertFeb 1, 2024
Wartime Ukraine ranks among world’s top performers in anti-corruption index
By Peter Dickinson
Ukraine’s partners are right to expect maximum accountability, but there are currently no grounds for abandoning the country based on claims of corruption that are both exaggerated and outdated, writes Peter Dickinson.
ReportJan 16, 2024
Atlantic Council Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption: Final report
By Whitney M. McNamara, Peter Modigliani, Matthew MacGregor, and Eric Lofgren*
The DoD must accelerate defense innovation adoption from the leading edge of the private sector. This report has ten recommendations to do so and features eight vignettes that explore how these actions may play out in practice.
MENASourceJan 13, 2024
Iraq’s prime minister is sending mixed messages on whether US forces should withdraw or not
By Abbas Kadhim
It would not be an exaggeration to state that US-Iraqi relations are rapidly approaching the dynamics observed under the Trump administration in 2020.
ReportJan 11, 2024
False promises: The authoritarian development models of China and Russia
By Joseph Lemoine, Dan Negrea, Patrick Quirk, Lauren Van Metre
Are authoritarian regimes more successful than free countries in offering prosperity to their people? The answer is decidedly no, yet China and Russia advertise the “benefits” and “promise” of their authoritarian development model. This paper showcases why and how the authoritarian development model is inferior to that of free societies.
UkraineAlertJan 2, 2024
Ukraine’s wartime economy is performing surprisingly well
By Anders Åslund
The Ukrainian government is to be congratulated for its considerable accomplishments on the economic front while defending itself against Europe’s largest invasion since World War II, writes Anders Åslund.