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Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Pyper quoted in KCRW on climate action summit and global climate strikes

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

What’s at stake with the Trump-Zelenskyy meeting

Ukraine is at risk of coming to the negotiation table with a weak hand, unless the United States throws its full support behind it and encourages Europe to do the same.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict Political Reform

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Trump defends his foreign policy to the world at UNGA

Trump justified his vision for the United States' role in the world to the UNGA crowd. Here what Atlantic Council experts think it means.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Iran

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Cohen in The Hill: The new Kazakhstan president comes to the UN

In the News by Atlantic Council

Central Asia Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Taking on the temperature

Paris is certainly a leader in the effort to confront climate change and has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050; it recently released a comprehensive “urban cooling strategy” to prepare for the extreme heat that has cost lives and livelihoods in the recent past.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action France

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Why the massive floating bomb in the Red Sea needs urgent attention

A floating storage and offloading (FSO) terminal less than five miles off the coast of Yemen has turned into a massive bomb—capable of explosion due to its contents and lack of maintenance. The risk of explosion increases by the day, and if that were to happen, not only would it damage or sink any ships […]

EnergySource by Dr. Ian Ralby, Dr. David Soud, and Rohini Ralby

Middle East Oil and Gas

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

The Kremlin’s top eight lies about Ukraine’s presidential race

On March 31, Ukrainians go to the polls to elect their sixth president. An openly pro-Russian candidate is unlikely to win. However, Moscow is watching closely and cares about the outcome. What is it saying about the election? We analyzed the most widespread Kremlin manipulations about Ukraine’s presidential election on Russian state-controlled media in March. […]

UkraineAlert by Tetyana Matychak

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Why Ukraine should abandon efforts to criminalize illicit enrichment

In late February, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the criminal code’s article criminalizing illicit enrichment unconstitutional. The response among activists, independent media, and Western embassies was unanimous: the decision was a massive step back for Ukraine. It undid the small but real progress that the country had made toward prosecuting corrupt officials. However, this […]

UkraineAlert by Leonid Antonenko

Corruption Northern Europe

Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Iran Leans on UN Security Council Legitimacy to Blunt US Pressure

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to denigrate United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions as “worthless paper.” That is not the case anymore. In the aftermath of the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal codified by UNSC resolution 2231, Iranian diplomats are embracing this element of international legality to accuse the Trump administration of wrongdoing.

IranSource by Noah Annan

International Organizations Iran

Wed, Nov 28, 2018

Trump is correct, May’s Brexit deal would make a US-UK trade agreement highly unlikely

With his comments, Trump has brought increased attention to a significant weakness of May’s Brexit plan, namely the inability of the UK to craft its own trade policy.

Bremain vs Brexit by Álvaro Morales Salto-Weis

International Organizations Politics & Diplomacy