US Middle East

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

The United States needs Middle East partnerships, former US commander argues

The United States must continue to build its systems of alliances and partnerships across the Middle East, but Washington's change of policy toward the Syrian Kurds "will make it more difficult to build partnership in the future," General Joseph Votel said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Maritime Security Middle East

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Expert Q&A: Will the Steinmeier Formula bring peace to Ukraine?

What does the Steinmeier Formula mean for Ukraine and could this be the first step in a peaceful settlement of the Donbas war?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Hard questions for Mr. Zelenskyy

Is Ukraine about to be sold out and further weakened by internal splits?

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Elections Human Rights

Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Trump’s Iran test: Nerves and vision

President Trump’s maximum pressure and Iran’s escalating responses have increased the risks of conflict. They have also brought a new chance of resolution that may become the most significant test yet of President Trump’s ability to transform his disruptive foreign policy into positive outcomes.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Wieslander in Defense One: It’s Time for NATO to Engage in the Arctic

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Security & Defense

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States

On June 27, the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public discussion on “Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States.” The event launched the Scowcroft Center’s latest issue brief, “The Melians’ Revenge: How Small, Frontline, European States Can Employ Emerging Technology to Defend Against Russia” by Dr. TX Hammes. […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe NATO

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

An incomplete end to the MH17 tragedy

On June 19, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) charged four suspects of murder for their role in shooting down a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Amid the geopolitics, rhetoric, and finger pointing yesterday, the most poignant words came from Silene Fredriksz, who lost her son Bryce in the downing of Malaysia Airlines […]

UkraineAlert by Michael Bociurkiw

Conflict Disinformation

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Seven dangers of engaging with the occupied Donbas—and opportunities for the new Ukrainian president

Ukraine’s new president says he wants to end the Russian-backed war in the country’s east. However, it won’t be easy. There are at least seven dangers of engaging with the occupied territories of the Donbas. The first danger is that a class of highly educated and trained leaders is completely absent. All key positions, whether […]

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Corruption

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Balkans forward congressional fellowship staff delegation to the Balkans

Balkans Forward by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, May 20, 2019

Q&A: Ukraine’s got a new president. How did he do on inauguration day?

On May 20, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as Ukraine’s sixth president. His inauguration speech was ambitious: he called for early elections, urged parliament to end parliamentary immunity, pass electoral reform and the law on illegal enrichment. He also wants parliament to sack the head of the SBU, the prosecutor general, and the minister of […]

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Democratic Transitions