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Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Fried and O’Toole quoted in Foreign Policy on Nord Stream 2 deal

Read the full article here.

In the News by Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Nord Stream 2 gets the green light

How will the United States and Germany balance business needs with security? And what price will Kyiv be forced to pay? We drilled down with our experts for answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Germany

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Belarus’ future and her place in it

“I’m not going to participate in new elections,” Tsikhanouskaya said at the Atlantic Council. Instead, she wants to see a new free and fair election and a self-sustaining democratic movement in Belarus.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Money wars in Belarus

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is increasing financial pressure of his domestic opponents. Meanwhile, Western sanctions against his regime continue to mount, leaving Belarus more and more dependent on Russia.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Infrastructure cooperation could hold the key to Armenia’s future security

As the South Caucasus looks to move on following last year's Nagorno-Karabakh War, shared infrastructure projects could help foster greater regional stability and improve the chances for a sustainable peace.

UkraineAlert by Ani Yeghiazaryan

Geopolitics & Energy Security Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

UKRAINE AT 30: Andriy Shevchenko’s three decades as unofficial ambassador

No Ukrainian has done more to raise the country's international profile that footballer Andriy Shevchenko, who has been quite simply the most famous Ukrainian in the world since the early years of independence.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine takes a big step towards judicial reform

Ukraine took a big step towards judicial reform on July 13 when MPs adopted laws that establish credible foundations for the reboot of the country’s deeply compromised legal system.

UkraineAlert by Olena Halushka and Tetiana Shevchuk

Civil Society Corruption

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Ukraine’s faltering efforts to privatize state-owned banks

The Ukrainian government is committed to reducing its estimated 55% stake in the country's banking system by overseeing the privatization of state-owned banks, but progress remains painfully slow.

UkraineAlert by Mark Savchuk

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Naftogaz corporate governance is a national priority for Ukraine

In recent months, developments at Ukraine’s national energy company, Naftogaz, have raised concerns over the country's broader post-Maidan drive to reform corporate governance at state-owned enterprises

UkraineAlert by Andriy Boytsun

Corruption Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Is Kazakhstan experiencing the early stages of a democratic awakening?

While it is too early to speak of a democratic awakening in Kazakhstan, current trends suggest that the country may be moving in that direction. This could have major repercussions for the wider region.

UkraineAlert by Rustam Kypshakbayev

Central Asia Civil Society


Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Enhancing security in the Black Sea: The future of security cooperation

Online Event Regional experts from Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, and the US join to discuss global security trends and challenges in the Black Sea and the future of security cooperation.

10:00am Defense Policy Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security