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Tue, Jan 21, 2020

PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

In October 2019, PeaceGame Venezuela convened global leaders in Washington, D.C. to advance thinking around how Venezuelans and the international community should prepare for the potential of complete state collapse in Venezuela. This undesirable scenario must be considered as the domestic situation and the regional and global implications further deteriorate. This high-level crisis simulation was a collaboration between Foreign […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The Pakistani courts strike back

The historic sentencing in December of former dictator and president Pervez Musharraf was a blow to the military’s image and directly questions its unequivocal authority over shaping Pakistan’s political life—even if it is only symbolic. In a rare streak of defiance, the country’s courts are pushing back against a traditionally powerful and popular establishment hoping to inch the country from a seemingly illiberal to a more liberal democracy.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Democratic Transitions Pakistan

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Repairing Iraq’s relations with the United States

Partners for mutual or overlapping national security objectives, like the governments in Baghdad and Washington, need a sustained dialogue.

MENASource by David Mack

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine’s top five 2020 reform priorities

The Zelenskyy government has outlined an ambitious reform agenda for 2020 but will they live up to the expectations of an electorate hungry for change? These five key reform areas will give a good indication of the new government's reformist credentials.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

From Versailles to Davos: Confronting historic perils

What world leaders coming to Davos know is that history’s course is up for grabs again. Major power competition is heating up, inflamed by a systemic contest between democratic and state capitalism. The world is awash with uncertainty about how new technologies and rising environmental threats could remake our world. The international order of rules and institutions that the U.S. and its partners constructed after World War II is faltering and ill-equipped to navigate these challenges.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Norms International Organizations

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Sheesha Smoking

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Resilience & Society

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cohen join CNBC to discuss Putin’s constitutional reforms

In the News by Atlantic Council

Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Slavin joins CBS to discuss consequences of the death of Soleimani

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Putin makes changes as Russia stagnates

With Putin’s presidential term set to end in 2024 and parliamentary elections to take place in late 2021, Medvedev’s resignation and Putin’s proposed changes come at a time when the Russian president is looking to secure a possibly uncertain political future.

UkraineAlert by Michael Newton

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Zelenskyy’s vision for Ukrainian national identity

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s New Year 2020 address to the nation was a bold call for unity at a time of acute sensitivity towards issues of national identity - but is Ukraine ready to embrace diversity with country still facing an existential threat from ongoing Russian aggression?

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine

Events

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong

Change is afoot in most of Ukraine. In the past few years, Ukraine has witnessed a cultural and political revolution. Yevhen Hlibovytsky describes specific civil society projects to exhibit how much Ukraine has changed over the last six years.

3:30pm Washington DC

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC