Mar 22, 2023

Russia’s Black Sea blockade is part of Putin’s war on international law

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

By preventing the free passage of merchant shipping in the Black Sea, Russia deprives world markets of vital Ukrainian agricultural produce while also challenging the core principles of international maritime law.

Africa Conflict


Mar 17, 2023

How the war in Iraq changed the world—and what change could come next

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts break down how this conflict has transformed not only military operations and strategy, but also diplomacy, intelligence, national security, energy security, economic statecraft, and much more.

Climate Change & Climate Action Conflict


Feb 28, 2023

Calls mount for Russia to face tribunal for aggression against Ukraine

By Irina Paliashvili

As Putin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine enters its second year, calls are mounting for the establishment of a special tribunal to try the Russian leadership for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, writes Irina Paliashvili.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Feb 24, 2023

One year, eight world-changing numbers. Quantifying Russia’s war in Ukraine.

By Atlantic Council experts

Experts from across the Atlantic Council have drawn up the figures they believe best illustrate all the ways this war has shaken the world.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Feb 9, 2023

Vladimir Putin must not be allowed to bankrupt the Ukrainian breadbasket

By Andriy Vadaturskyy

Ukraine's strategically crucial agricultural sector has been hard hit by the full-scale Russian invasion of the country and desperately needs international support in order to survive in wartime conditions, writes Andriy Vadaturskyy.

Conflict Economy & Business
Germany inaugurates Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal 'Deutsche Ostsee' in Lubmin

Inflection Points

Jan 14, 2023

Dispatch from Abu Dhabi: How to reduce carbon emissions without blocking progress

By Frederick Kempe

Despite the successes of the NATO summit, Russia's missile strike on a Ukrainian shopping mall put the brutality of Putin's war into stark relief.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Dec 15, 2022

Individual Russians must be held accountable for war crimes in Ukraine

By Stanislav Aseyev

Unless steps are taken to hold individual Russians accountable for the war crimes they have committed in Ukraine we will witness similar atrocities elsewhere, warns Ukrainian author and journalist Stanislav Aseyev.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity


Dec 9, 2022

Zelenskyy urges special tribunal for Russian aggression against Ukraine

By Peter Dickinson

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is urging the international community to establish a special tribunal for the crime of aggression in order to prosecute Russia’s political and military leadership.

Conflict European Union

Inflection Points

Dec 4, 2022

Autocratic setbacks offer Biden his ‘inflection point’ for democracies

By Frederick Kempe

This year has been a tough one for the world’s worst authoritarians: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

China Conflict

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