In the News

Dec 2, 2022

Warrick in Newsweek on diplomatic options to deter Russian nuclear use

By Atlantic Council

Thomas Warrick outlines how the international community could deter Russian nuclear use by threatening its veto power on the UN Security Council

Nuclear Deterrence Russia


Dec 1, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian Genocide: Nobody can claim they did not know

By Peter Dickinson

The overwhelming evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine together with the openly genocidal intent on display in Moscow mean nobody claim they did not know about Putin's Ukrainian Genocide, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Disinformation


Nov 7, 2022

The international community must prepare for a post-Putin Russia

By Francis M. O’Donnell

With little hope of a meaningful settlement as long as Vladimir Putin remains in power, the international community should seek pathways to a lasting peace with a future post-Putin Russia, writes Francis O’Donnell.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Nov 7, 2022

Live updates from COP27 as leaders battle climate change amid global crises

By Atlantic Council

Are global leaders heeding this year's wake-up calls with bold commitments at COP27? Our experts give their takes.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Nov 1, 2022

Putin’s failing Ukraine invasion proves Russia is no superpower

By Taras Kuzio

Vladimir Putin's failing Ukraine invasion has dramatically undermined the credibility of modern Russia's Great Power pretensions and exposed the dysfunctional reality behind the Kremlin's claims to superpower status.

Conflict Disinformation

Tech at the Leading Edge

Sep 29, 2022

The ITU election pitted the United States and Russia against each other for the future of the internet 

By Konstantinos Komaitis and Justin Sherman

Earlier this morning, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) elected American candidate Doreen Bogdan-Martin as the agency's Secretary-General. Even with her election, the future role of the ITU in internet governance remains uncertain, and the organization will face challenges in the future debate over respecting extant internet processes while trying to drive genuine progress—and Beijing and Moscow will certainly not sit on the sidelines.

Cybersecurity United Nations


Sep 26, 2022

From the UN to The Late Show, Ukraine’s diplomats are winning

By Pete Shmigel

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba recently quipped at the UN that "Russian diplomats flee almost as aptly as Russian soldiers.” This one-liner was typical of the creative diplomacy that is bolstering Ukraine's war effort.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2022

Multilateralism needs an overhaul. Here’s where to start.

By Yomna Gaafar

The world is growing more volatile by the day—but leaders are acting within a system ill-equipped to handle the moment.

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 19, 2022

Atlantic Council to honor heads of state, artistic and business leaders at 11th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards

Highlight of UN General Assembly Week honors individuals who make unique contributions towards improving the world NEW YORK –SEPTEMBER 19, 2022—The Atlantic Council today announced that the 11th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo; President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö; Prime Minister of […]

United Nations


Sep 9, 2022

Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine demands special international tribunal

By Olena Khomenko

Ukraine is urging the international community to establish a special tribunal in order to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression and bring an end to the impunity that is fueling the Putin regime's criminal foreign policy.

Conflict European Union