Aug 14, 2022

Russia’s invasion has highlighted Ukraine’s nation-building progress

By Anders Åslund

Ukraine's remarkably resilient response to Russia’s February 2022 invasion has highlighted the impressive nation-building progress made by the country since the chaotic early years of the post-Soviet era.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Jul 30, 2022

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on changes in the Iraqi Parliament

By Atlantic Council

Iraq Political Reform

Britain Debrief

Jul 27, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What future for Hong Kong? | A Debrief from Nathan Law

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviewed Nathan Law, a Hong Kong democracy activist currently in exile in London.

China Civil Society

In the News

Jul 22, 2022

Kadhim interviewed on Alhurra about the changes in the Iraq government

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Iraq


Jul 20, 2022

Ukraine confronts Kremlin infiltration threat at unreformed state bodies

By Andrew D’Anieri

Last week's dismissal by President Zelenskyy of two key figures from Ukraine's state security and prosecution services has highlighted the threat posed by Kremlin agents infiltrating unreformed Ukrainian state bodies.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 15, 2022

EU candidate status is an historic opportunity to transform Ukraine

By Kira Rudik

The decision to grant Ukraine official EU candidate status does not guarantee the country's future membership but the process of further integration can dramatically boost Ukraine's domestic reform momentum, writes Kira Rudik.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 13, 2022

Building a better Ukraine: Rule of law is essential for post-war prosperity

By Bohdan Vitvitsky

Few would argue that the rule of law is essential for Ukraine’s post-war prosperity. However, previous efforts to implement judicial reforms have fallen short. What is required to make sure next time is different?

Civil Society Conflict

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jul 12, 2022

The Arab World and the Ukraine conflict: The quest for nonalignment

By Maha Yahya

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine serves as a reminder that employing military means to alter political realities is not a thing of the past. For countries in the MENA region, this truth is something with which they have lived for decades. Their response to the war in Ukraine has generally been to remain neutral and nonaligned.

Crisis Management Human Rights


Jun 24, 2022

Ukraine edges closer to EU dream despite horrors of Putin’s war

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine has this week secured official EU candidate status as the country seeks to advance its European integration ambitions while also defending itself against an ongoing Russian invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Jun 23, 2022

FAST THINKING: The EU gives Ukraine a shot at membership. What’s next for Kyiv?

By Atlantic Council

While candidacy is an important symbolic gesture when Ukraine is under attack from Russia, EU membership is far from a done deal for Kyiv.

Democratic Transitions European Union