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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

A crisis of commitment in the Middle East. But whose?

While US actions are causing confusion about Washington's commitment, regional actions are also calling into question the region’s commitment to its relationship with the United States and to its own stability.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Finally some progress in Ukraine

In October, Ukraine made real progress on the anti-corruption fight.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Corruption

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Bolivia reflects the deep polarization crisis in Latin America

The departure of former Bolivian President Evo Morales amid allegations of electoral fraud, coupled with political instability in several Latin American countries and the long-standing crisis in Venezuela, means that “the one constant in the region is uncertainty," Jason Marczak says

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Atlantic Council Launches Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Led by Center Founder Adrienne Arsht and Chaired by HSBC’s Gerardo Mato, the Advisory Council will bring new perspectives and innovative solutions to harness opportunities with Latin America

Press Release by Gerardo Mato

Economy & Business Latin America

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Eight obstacles to Ukraine achieving peace with Russia

The bottom line is anybody who believes Kyiv can negotiate anything with a foreign power that has no respect for Ukraine as a sovereign country and Ukrainians as a separate people is deluding themselves.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Revolution in Lebanon

The peaceful protests sweeping Lebanon are revolutionary. Lebanese of multiple political persuasions and all sects have a powerful message for a political class whose incompetence is equaled only by its corruption: Go Away.  To date the principal defender of this abysmal political class and Lebanon’s miserable status quo (featuring a failing economy from which the […]

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Corruption Middle East

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Thinking foreign policy in Russia: Think tanks and grand narratives

Russia’s post-Crimean foreign policy does not exist in a vacuum. Its ramifications are colliding with regional and global trends that are effectively destabilizing the post-Cold War international order.

Report by Anton Barbashin & Alexander Graef

Civil Society International Norms

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Bitter harvest

Moscow is not eager to deal in the Normandy Four format with a Ukrainian president who has turned out to be a stronger defender of Ukraine’s interests than it anticipated.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Hopes and gains from Berlin Wall’s fall at risk

If US and European leaders don’t recover the common purpose they shared at that time – and there is yet little sign they will – this weekend’s Berlin Wall anniversary is more a moment for concern than celebration.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Europe & Eurasia

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on Iraqi protestors

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Iraq

Events

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

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