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Eurasia Congressional Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship Program aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research. The program connects Congressional fellows with our larger community, which includes leading experts on Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. Applications are due by January 31, 2021.

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Working with a wide community of experts and thought-leaders, the Eurasia Center delivers cutting-edge analysis and commentary on issues affecting Eurasia and the transatlantic community.

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The Eurasia Center provides in-depth reporting for policymakers and influencers on vital issues of security, cooperation, and prosperity across the region with detailed country and issue analysis.

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Belarus’ August 2020 presidential election saw widespread protests and serious fraud allegations as President Lukashenka claimed victory against popular opposition candidate Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Following a brutal crackdown against protestors by security forces, will Belarus begin its transition to democracy, or will the Belarusian people face further repression as Lukashenka’s rule falters?

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Leadership

Experts

Content

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Herbst joins Carnegie Europe to talk European policy toward the Kremlin

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions International Organizations

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

US targets Putin’s pipelines from Baltic Sea to Balkans

Washington’s attention has recently focused on Nord Stream 2, but US officials also face similar challenges in Southern Europe, where Russia is once again using energy to advance its geopolitical interests.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Ukraine’s business community has high hopes for the Biden presidency

Many Ukrainians are optimistic that incoming US President Joe Biden can play an historic role in helping Ukraine complete the country's post-Soviet transition and free itself once and for all from oligarch control.

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s cultural revival is a matter of national security

Culture and identity have been at the heart of the hybrid war waged by Russia against Ukraine for the past seven years.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Disinformation Nationalism

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Whitmore joins BBC Radio 5 to discuss Navalny’s dramatic return to Russia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Russia’s Crimean crimes demand tougher sanctions

Ukrainian civic society activists are calling on the international community to introduce personal sanctions against officials guilty of human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea.

UkraineAlert by Maria Tomak

Civil Society Human Rights

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ukraine’s roadmap to an artificial intelligence future

Ukraine has recently adopted a National AI Development Strategy for the coming decade that aims to integrate artificial intelligence technologies into every sphere of the Ukrainian economy.

UkraineAlert by Vitaliy Goncharuk

Defense Technologies Education

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Putin’s war drives Ukraine towards true independence

Thirty years since the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine is no longer part of Vladimir Putin's informal empire but the country continues to struggle with the legacy of centuries spent under Russian domination.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Events

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

A conversation with foreign policy adviser to President of Azerbaijan, Hikmet Hajiyev

Online Event Foreign policy adviser Hajiyev discusses what is happening on the ground in Nagorno-Karabakh, Baku's position on the conflict, and the prospects for finding a negotiated solution to the conflict.

11:00am Conflict Crisis Management The Caucasus

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Online Event Joe Biden promised to return America to the world stage and support fellow democracies. Belarus may need this support most urgently.

2:00pm Belarus Civil Society Democratic Transitions Political Reform

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