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Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Linscott in Law360: US Could Better Effect WHO Reform From Within

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Organizations Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Coronavirus proves what Ukrainians already knew—the UN doesn’t work

The coronavirus crisis has left the United Nations badly exposed. This has not come as a surprise to many in Ukraine, where distrust of the UN has been strong since the start of Russian aggression in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Pavlo Klimkin and Andreas Umland

Coronavirus Ukraine

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

There is a better way to counter China in multilateral organizations: Lead with allies

There are plenty of reasons to be underwhelmed with the WHO’s performance in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration’s response to halt funding, however, will have the opposite of the intended effect. Rather than beginning a long overdue debate on Chinese influence over multilateral institutions, it will reinforce the very reason why Chinese influence has grown in the WHO and other institutions: US disengagement.

New Atlanticist by Gerard Araud and Benjamin Haddad

China Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Time for the European Union to reassert itself in the UN Security Council

Brexit has not only cost the European Union (EU) one of its members, but also a coveted permanent seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC). The UK and France often provided a reliable tandem for the European Union at the UNSC, but now London and Paris may start to diverge more prominently, since the UK is no longer obliged to coordinate its positions with EU member states through Article 34 of the Lisbon Treaty. To retain its influence and maintain its global geopolitical ambitions, the EU should look for another permanent seat on the UNSC.

New Atlanticist by Peter Pindják

European Union United Nations

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Real talk on Kyiv’s talks with Moscow

Ukraine must devise its bargaining position, and anticipate Russia’s, or it will be devoured in upcoming talks, left to the mercy of Putin as well as of France and Germany, both co-opted by Putin.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport, too

In the non-government controlled territories of Ukraine, 57 percent of children were born without proper birth registration by the Ukrainian authorities and may be unable to qualify for a Ukrainian passport at age 14.

UkraineAlert by Anna Babko

Civil Society Conflict

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

That other Ukraine controversy that just won’t go away

Ukraine stands between two conflict resolution formulas: to freeze the Donbas or to try and integrate it.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Crisis Management

Sun, Oct 6, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: EEZ: Cyprus has the right, Turkey has the might

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business International Markets

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