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Jan 20, 2022

Will Russia make a military move against Ukraine? Follow these clues.

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Our military fellows from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps give a sense of the movements from Russia that they're tracking most closely.

Conflict Defense Industry

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Polymeropoulos quoted in New York Times article on investigation into unsolved cases of Havana Syndrome

By Atlantic Council

Marc Polymeropoulos discusses investigations into the causes of Havana Syndrome.

Intelligence Non-Traditional Threats

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on President Biden’s approach to dictators

By Atlantic Council

On January 20, The Dispatch published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on how President Biden has approached authoritarian rivals during his first year in office. They argue that the president has been tough on China, but has not adequately confronted Russia, Iran, or international terrorism.

China Iran

New Atlanticist

Jan 18, 2022

No consensus? No problem. Why NATO is still effective.

By Christopher Skaluba, Conor Rodihan

Don't believe what you hear: NATO can still contribute invaluably to Ukraine’s sovereignty.

European Union NATO

In the News

Jan 14, 2022

Jain quoted in The Hill on US reputation abroad after Jan 6

On January 8, Scowcroft Center director for democratic order Ash Jain was quoted in The Hill discussing the January 6 insurrection’s impact on America’s image and role in the world, as allies question the resilience of American democracy and adversaries seek to exploit US democratic deficits.

China Elections

Fast Thinking

Jan 13, 2022

FAST THINKING: A big week of diplomacy with Russia is over. What’s Putin’s next move?

By Atlantic Council

Is war in Europe more likely after this week's diplomatic flurry? Our experts weigh in on what to expect next.

Crisis Management NATO

In the News

Jan 13, 2022

Ashford in Inkstick: The “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” intervention in Kazakhstan

By Atlantic Council

On January 13, Ashford published an opinion piece on the Russian intervention in Kazakhstan. “The blink-and-you-might-miss-it intervention nonetheless provided some important reminders about security in Central Asia. Russia, for example, still has substantive interests and influence across Central Asia. Meanwhile, it appears that China is largely willing to stay hands-off on security matters in the […]

Central Asia English

New Atlanticist

Jan 13, 2022

This year, Russia’s internet crackdown will be even worse

By Justin Sherman

As the world watches Putin's moves in and around Ukraine, the Kremlin's internet crackdown is no less worthy of attention.

Cybersecurity Internet

In the News

Jan 13, 2022

Manning in The Hill: What Kazakhstan says about the autocracy question

By Atlantic Council

On January 13, Robert Manning published his weekly column in The Hill on the events in Kazakhstan and how they demonstrate the inherent weakness in autocracies. Manning made the point that there is widespread discontent among populations ruled by autocrats, but that the challenges facing the US internally undermine protestors in autocracies from turning to […]

Central Asia China

Blog Post

Jan 13, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing December 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Conflict Coronavirus