Oct 20, 2021

Are Belarus and Russia using migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe?

By Brian Whitmore

Elements of a new Iron Curtain are appearing along Belarus's border with the EU and officials are growing concerned that Putin and Lukashenka may be using the migrant crisis to smuggle agents into Europe.

Belarus European Union


Oct 19, 2021

Putin’s Ukraine war is world’s worst-kept secret but he remains in denial

By Peter Dickinson

Russian President Vladimir Putin's refusal to acknowledge his country's involvement in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine makes progress towards peace virtually impossible.

Conflict Russia


Oct 19, 2021

Russia is the world’s leading exporter of instability

By Iuliia Mendel

Vladimir Putin's Russia has emerged over the past two decades as the world's leading exporter of instability via tools ranging from digital disinformation and weaponized corruption to cyber attacks and military mercenaries.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2021

The Powell Doctrine’s wisdom must live on

By Christopher Preble

Colin Powell’s criteria governing the use of force abroad aimed to ensure that war is always a last resort. US leaders shouldn't forget that as they honor his legacy.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Fast Thinking

Oct 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to do about China’s hypersonic weapons

By Atlantic Council

Should US defense officials be worried about the pace of Chinese military modernization? What could China do with such weapons? Our experts fire off their thoughts.

Arms Control China

Inflection Points

Oct 17, 2021

We’re at the perilous beginning of an uncertain era in US-China relations

By Frederick Kempe

The United States and China represent the most significant bilateral relationship in human history—and neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Richard Haass is unhappy

By Atlantic Council

On October 15, Christopher Preble and co-hosts Melanie Marlowe (CSIS) and Zack Cooper (AEI) of the War on the Rocks Net Assessment podcast discussed the bipartisan turn away from the mostly internationalist spirit that has informed US foreign policy since the end of the Second World War. The three concluded that dissatisfaction with the current direction of […]

English Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Slavin joins Sky News to discuss the future of the JCPOA negotiations

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Iran

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Cooper in U.S. Naval Institute on expanding the concept of national security

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Scott Cooper on the need to expand the conception of national security.

China Disinformation

Blog Post

Oct 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing September 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Afghanistan Belarus