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Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine must do more to regain the West’s trust

The coming week will underline the shortcomings of President Zelenskyy’s foreign policy, with Ukraine left on the sidelines as a series of crucial international summits take place that will directly impact the country’s future.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine poised for historic land market breakthrough

On July 1, 2021, Ukraine's new farmland market legislation will come into force, leading to real land ownership for around six million Ukrainians.

UkraineAlert by AJ Skiera

Corruption Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Rayhan Asat Joins the Atlantic Council as Nonresident Senior Fellow

Rayhan will play a leading role in the Council’s growing work on international human rights and strategic litigation and accountability, with a particular focus on China and East Asia.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Central Asia China

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Ukraine’s post-2014 public procurement progress is under threat

An amendment adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on June 3 sets an awful precedent that could pave the way for further exemptions of major construction projects from Ukraine’s public procurement laws and regulations.

UkraineAlert by Max Nefyodov

Corruption Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

The gathering threat to the US in Kyrgyzstan

As President Sadyr Japarov takes aim at Kyrgyz and US institutions, the US has not only an opportunity but a responsibility to help with democracy-building and make sure the Kyrgyz people get the message.

New Atlanticist by Lillian Posner

Central Asia Corruption

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Assessing Russia’s role and responsibility in the Colonial Pipeline attack

Russia benefits politically from the chaos of this attack and Russia has the power and duty to do something about such hacks, even if the weapon is in someone else's hands.

New Atlanticist by Scott Jasper

Cybersecurity National Security

Thu, May 27, 2021

Viačorka on CNN: ‘No one can feel safe in Europe’

Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya's advisor Franak Viačorka and journalist Anne Applebaum tell CNN's Bianna Golodryga about the wider repercussions of Belarus's forced downing of a Ryanair plane.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, May 26, 2021

Combatting corruption in the Northern Triangle: Prioritizing a whole-of-society approach

Public corruption and weak rule of law are arguably the most persistent and long-standing challenges for strengthening democratic institutions and sustaining inclusive economic development in the Northern Triangle. Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have grappled with widespread corruption that has fueled mistrust in political and wealthy elites, eroded democratic norms, exacerbated poverty, widened social inequality, and contributed to the conditions that force migrants to leave their homes.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski, Carlos Hernández, Roberto Rubio and Domingo Sadurní

Corruption Inclusive Growth

Tue, May 25, 2021

Mali coup: White House official calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ release of president and prime minister

Speaking at the Atlantic Council's Africa Day celebration, White House official Dana Banks responded to topical issues in African affairs, including the coup in Mali, calling for "the unconditional and immediate release of the president and the prime minister."

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 25, 2021

Ukraine bans Belarus flights over Lukashenka’s air piracy

Ukraine will ban air traffic with Belarus starting May 26 as the fallout continues from Sunday’s dramatic forced landing of an EU airliner and passenger abduction in Minsk.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy