Issue Brief

May 23, 2022

Toward a framework for transatlantic cooperation on non-state armed groups

By Lauren Mooney and Patrick Quirk

This policy brief examines how transatlantic cooperation regarding NSAGs can be strengthened. It describes the proliferation of NSAGs and the threat they pose to stability in the Sahel specifically. It then explores US-European policies toward engaging NSAGs, highlighting how these frameworks remain underdeveloped on both sides of the Atlantic— pointing to opportunities for greater coordination.

Africa Europe & Eurasia


May 22, 2022

Centuries of Russian oppression have forged Ukraine’s remarkable resilience

By Pete Shmigel

Centuries of traumatic experience with the horrors of Russian imperialism have shaped today’s Ukraine in ways that may actually contribute to Putin's defeat and help Ukrainians to build a better future for their country.

Civil Society Conflict

Britain Debrief

May 22, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What future for Northern Ireland? A Debrief with Kellie Armstrong MLA

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Kellie Armstrong, Alliance MLA for Strangford, to discuss how the crisis in Stormont may be defused.

Elections European Union


May 21, 2022

Appeasement is the worst possible policy for both Ukraine and Russia

By Dennis Soltys

Western advocates of appeasement in Ukraine such as French President Emmanuel Macron fail to appreciate the deep-rooted imperial ambitions underpinning Vladimir Putin's campign to extinguish Ukrainian independence.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2022

Zelenskyy’s chief of staff: Ukraine has a shot at ‘complete liberation’

By Dan Peleschuk

Andriy Yermak urged the West to help his country maintain its momentum at an Atlantic Council Front Page event on Friday.

Conflict European Union
Banner image: Incendiary weapons explode above the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. (Source: @faceofwar/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian forces use incendiary munitions in Mariupol

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

New photo and video evidence suggests that the Russian military continues to use incendiary and cluster munitions against Ukrainian forces.

Disinformation Eastern Europe

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2022

For Finland, the Cold War never ended. That’s why it’s ready for NATO.

By Paul R.S. Gebhard

For decades, Finland has persevered on its own—and now NATO has the opportunity to benefit from that.

Defense Policy NATO

In the News

May 19, 2022

Hakimi with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Hostilities Grow Between Taliban And Tajikistan Amid Border Closure, Truck Seizures

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy


May 19, 2022

Belarus dictator targets anti-war saboteurs with death penalty

By Alesia Rudnik

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has introduced amendments to the country's capital punishment legislation that will make it possible to impose death sentences on anti-war saboteurs.

Belarus Civil Society

In the News

May 19, 2022

Konaev in Washington Post on assessing Ukraine’s military

By Atlantic Council

Margarita Konaev argues that the US military had better assessments of the capabilities of Ukraine's military as they trained them.

Conflict Crisis Management