Issue Briefs

The latest Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief, “Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election 2012: A Critical Moment for Democracy,” by assistant director Anna Borshchevskaya, reviews key issues in the country’s October 28 parliamentary (Verkhovna Rada) elections.
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The Atlantic Council’s Energy and Environment Program has released an issue brief entitled: “The Business Case for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.” The issue brief is one in a series the Atlantic Council is publishing to analyzing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). This brief, by Pamela Tomski, senior fellow, Energy and Environment Program, analyzes the economic issues associated with CCUS, including CO2-capture costs, project risks, and emerging business models.

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The Atlantic Council’s Energy and Environment Program has released an issue brief entitled: “US Policy Shift to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Driven by Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery.” The issue brief is one in a series the Atlantic Council is publishing analyzing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

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More than five years into the global financial crisis, a host of challenges continue to plague the integrity and health of the financial system. High among these is the ongoing fight to prevent criminals—money launderers, terrorist financiers, and organizations and individuals sanctioned by the international community—from utilizing the system. This fight is chiefly directed by governments and requires a set of rules and enforcement tools for the private sector; but the goals of government and financial institutions should align to create a seamless partnership in safeguarding global prosperity and security.
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In this latest issue brief, Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow Nicholas Dungan analyzes the current state of politics in France. 

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The Arab Spring that swept the Middle East last year dramatically altered the political landscape of the region but also generated considerable uncertainty over the future of economic policies and economic reforms in the Arab world, according to a new issue brief released by the Rafik Hariri Center at the Atlantic Council.
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The Water Conflict in South Asia project announces the release of its second issue brief, “India’s Water Challenges,” by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, elected member of India’s Parliament.

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The South Asia Center’s Water Conflict in South Asia project announces the release of its first issue brief, "Water Insecurity: A Threat for Pakistan and India," by Dr. Shahid Ahmad, chief scientist at the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
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The latest Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief, “Georgia’s Polarized Political Landscape on the Eve of Elections,” by Assistant Director Laura Linderman and Director Ross Wilson reviews the state of play and key issues in the country’s October 1 parliamentary elections.

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Security challenges threaten to undermine Libya’s political transition as well as its relations with other countries, according to a new issue brief released by the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council.
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