In the News

May 24, 2023

Kroenig and Ashford debate the implications of Turkey’s elections

On May 19, Foreign Policy published its biweekly "It's Debatable" column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs.

Democratic Transitions Elections


May 23, 2023

Belgorod raid sparks border alarm for Russia ahead of Ukrainian offensive

By Peter Dickinson

This week's unprecedented cross-border raid into Russia's Belgorod Oblast could be part of Ukrainian shaping operations designed to stretch the Russian military ahead of a coming counteroffensive, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Policy


May 23, 2023

Ukraine’s coming counteroffensive has a good chance of succeeding

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Ukraine's coming counteroffensive has a great chance of succeeding due to a number of factors including superior leadership, equipment upgrades, and strong morale, writes Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Conflict Defense Technologies


May 23, 2023

China, Iran, Belarus, and Armenia all fear a Russian defeat in Ukraine

By Taras Kuzio

China, Iran, Belarus, and Armenia all have different motivations for backing the Kremlin, but they are united by a common fear of what a Russian defeat in Ukraine might mean for their own countries, writes Taras Kuzio.

Belarus China


May 23, 2023

A conversation with Hassan Abbas on his new book “The Return of the Taliban”

By Hassan Abbas & Uzair Younus

Uzair Younus talks to Hassan Abbas, distinguished professor at National Defense University, about his new book "The Return of the Taliban."

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

May 23, 2023

Wieslander quoted in Dagens Nyheter

“‘You could say that there are two completely different fears about Russia. The French and continental fear is that Russia will come out of this too badly. French President Macron has said that Russia must be defeated but not crushed,'” says Anna Wieslander. “‘The second fear is the opposite. In the Baltics and Eastern Europe, […]

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Issue Brief

May 23, 2023

Providing long-term security for Ukraine: NATO membership and other security options

By Hans Binnendijk, Franklin D. Kramer

This issue brief evaluates membership and other security options for the alliance and its members to consider with regards to Ukraine, from formal actions by NATO as a whole to collective or individualized efforts by member nations.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


May 22, 2023

India’s geopolitical rise in context: Regional implications

By Sandeep Kumar

India’s gain in geopolitical leverage could escalate tensions in Asia as opposed to promoting stability. The international community should take note.

China India

In the News

May 22, 2023

Jones and Stefanini in The Guardian discussing the need for continued support to Ukraine

On April 17, Atlantic Council Executive Chairman Emeritus James Jones and Transatlantic Security Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Stefano Stefanini, along with other experts, co-authored an article for The Guardian arguing for democratic cooperation and unity in providing support to Ukraine. The co-authors make the case that a Russian victory in Ukraine would be disastrous for […]

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In the News

May 22, 2023

Yevgeniya Gaber quoted in Foreign Policy on Turkey’s role in the War in Ukraine

Conflict Elections