Sun, May 24, 2020

Ukraine’s showbiz president shuns mainstream media

Volodymyr Zelenskyy won the Ukrainian presidency with a campaign that positioned him as an everyman alternative to the country's discredited political elite, but a lack of media engagement now risks undermining his democratic credentials.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

Democratic Transitions Internet

Sat, May 23, 2020

Special China edition: Hong Kong is just one of President Xi’s many high-stakes bets

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s apparent rolling of the dice on Hong Kong is just one of his many calculated wagers aimed at greater domestic control, regional influence and global gain. Here are just three potential elements for a new American strategy equal to our times.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, May 21, 2020

Akhtar in South Asian Voices: The Future of the India-Pakistan Nuclear Rivalry

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control India

Thu, May 21, 2020

Ukraine’s novice president may yet live up to the hype

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has struggled to match the sky high expectations that accompanied his historic 2019 election win, but he has done enough during his first year to suggest he may yet live up to the hype, says Tetiana Popova.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Popova

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, May 20, 2020

Walking a tight rope, one year of Zelenskyy’s foreign policy

One year ago, Zelenskyy promised to make Ukraine rich, slay corruption, and bring peace to eastern Ukraine. Skeptics will say that his moves amounted to nothing, but others are impressed that he’s putting in the work.

UkraineAlert by Adair Appleton

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, May 20, 2020

China-Brazil relations under COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a timely conversation on the implications of the coronavirus on Sino-Brazilian relations. The event also marked the launch of the new China-Latin America Policy and Business Consultation Group, which will discuss some of the most pressing issues around China’s relationship with countries […]

Event Recaps by Isabel Kennon

Americas Brazil

Wed, May 20, 2020

How the coronavirus impacts Japan’s prospects for constitutional revision

Whether or not the Japanese public will face a choice on revising the constitution in the near future now seems inextricably tied with the coronavirus; either it will scuttle efforts to hold a constitutional referendum before the end of Abe’s term or it will be the impetus for an accelerated effort.

New Atlanticist by Mirna Galic

Coronavirus Japan

Wed, May 20, 2020

Nawaz joins the Center for Global Policy to discuss his book, “The Battle for Pakistan”

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Norms Pakistan

Tue, May 19, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card? A Central Bank Digital Currency is backed by a government’s central bank, which means they hold the liability, not your private bank. As decentralized digital currencies like bitcoin have become more popular the world’s central banks are […]

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo's decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East


Fri, May 29, 2020

European solidarity in the COVID-19 crisis

ONLINE EVENT - French, Italian, and Spanish leaders tasked with managing EU affairs outline the coordinated efforts of the EU and its Member States and reflect on the lessons learned from this crisis and what it means for European solidarity after the pandemic.


Fri, May 29, 2020

Virtual conversation with Fuat Oktay, Turkish Vice President: Post COVID-19 world order and Turkey

ONLINE EVENT - Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay discusses Turkey's perspective on the post COVID-19 world order. The webinar takes place at 7:00 p.m. Turkey Time / 12:00 p.m. EDT.


Thu, May 28, 2020

A post-conflict Libya?

ONLINE EVENT - A virtual event discussing the future of Libya.