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Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Russian influence in Venezuela: What should the United States do?

On June 20, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and its Eurasia Center co-hosted a public event to discuss the extent of Russian involvement in Venezuela, Moscow’s motivations and possible next moves, and how the United States should react. As a wave of international and domestic support for a democratic transition is sweeping […]

Event Recap by Domingo Sadurni

Economic Sanctions English

Fri, May 31, 2019

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: The United States needs alliances to confront challenges

“The world is a mess,” Albright conceded. But to sort out the large problems we are facing, the way forward is to join together, she argued, not to continue to drift apart.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Norms Populism

Wed, May 29, 2019

Lithuania shuns populism with the election of a pro-EU president

Lithuania's presidential election has demonstrated the maturity of its electorate, who were not swayed by populism or extremism.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Elections Northern Europe

Sun, May 26, 2019

The 2019 EU elections

A collection of Atlantic Council pieces on the European parliamentary elections.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Elections European Union

Mon, May 20, 2019

European elections are a win, of sorts, for Greece

Overcoming the strains with its European partners, Greece is heading to its first European elections after the crisis with its biggest parties claiming not only to be pro-European, but also to be fighting populism.

New Atlanticist by Katerina Sokou

Elections European Union

Fri, May 17, 2019

Euroscepticism and populism to gain in Dutch representation in the European Parliament

As is the case elsewhere on the European continent, parties away from the political center are expected to perform quite well in the European parliamentary elections in the Netherlands on May 23.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Elections European Union

Wed, May 15, 2019

EU parliamentary elections: What to expect in France

If En Marche ends first with a score resembling Macron’s 2017 first-round showing (24 percent), he will have reason to claim victory in a ballot that usually turns into a beating for the ruling party.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad

Elections European Union

Fri, May 3, 2019

Children as a tool: how Russia militarizes kids in the Donbas and Crimea

With an eye to the future, officials in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine are waging a campaign of “patriotic education” aimed at reaching the hearts and minds of those most susceptible to ideological persuasion: children. Russia has always used the militarization of public life to indoctrinate local populations and continues that practice today. Currently, thousands […]

UkraineAlert by Iryna Matviyishyn

Conflict Human Rights

Thu, May 2, 2019

Ukraine’s new language law rights historic wrongs

For centuries the Ukrainian language was relegated to the status of a “peasant language” by the foreign rulers of the lands that make up the country today and by foreign scholars in Europe and abroad who perpetuated this Russian imperial falsehood. More recently, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine inherited a Soviet political […]

UkraineAlert by Andrej Lushnycky

Civil Society Nationalism

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Europe’s most important election

The 2019 vote is the most important European election to ever take place. Not only because it takes place in a time of deep uncertainty about the European project, but more so because for the first time the campaign is really about differing visions of what the EU should be.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad

Elections European Union