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Fri, Sep 20, 2019

How to make a lasting regime change: A guide for aspiring (democratic) reformers

Why did the Central Europeans succeed when so many efforts at regime change from within failed – ending in tears, bitter disappointment or bloodshed?

New Atlanticist by Jakub Wiśniewski

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

To deal with bad ideas, develop better solutions

Putin’s Russia has a track record of using gas exports as political pressure, for example, against Ukraine in the years leading up to Putin’s attack on that country in 2014 and has threatened to do the same to Central European countries, including those in the European Union.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

House amendment could scuttle US attempts to decrease reliance on Russian gas

Today, the European Union relies on Russia for between 30 to 40 percent of its gas imports, while Germany’s dependency rate on Russian gas is growing rapidly, putting US military installations in Germany dependent on continued energy supply from Russia.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Central Europe Russia

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Strategic surprises in the first year: principles for preparation and response

Preparing for and responding to strategic surprises is always difficult; that difficulty is often magnified in an administration's first year. Ideas and prerequisites for responding to strategic surprise are laid out in Paul Miller's longer memorandum.

Strategy Consortium by Hal Brands

Central Europe National Security

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák Speaks at United States and Central Europe Conference

CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC   H.E. MIROSLAV LAJČÁK   at the flagship conference of the Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC on   THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL EUROPE:   CELEBRATING EUROPE WHOLE AND FREE, BUILDING THE NEXT CENTURY TOGETHER   17 July 2019  Washington, DC

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe

Fri, May 3, 2019

Strengthen European Defense Cooperation Through NATO and the EU

[A] key question remains unanswered: will allied deterrence prevent possible Russian aggression during those 30 days?

NATOSource by Bogdan Klich, Project Syndicate

European Union France
Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów soldiers training in the Stołowe Mountains, May 18, 2018 (photo: Polish Ministry of Defense).

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Omega

Editor’s note: This short story describes a hypothetical future war in Europe between Russian and NATO forces using advanced technology.

NATOSource by Amir Husain and August Cole

NATO Poland

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Permanent deterrence: Enhancements to the US military presence in north central Europe

The United States and NATO have taken significant steps since 2014 to enhance their force posture and respond to provocative Russian behavior. But more needs to be done.

Issue Brief by General Philip Breedlove and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow

Central Europe Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Atlanticist Fellowship

The Atlantic Council is now accepting additional applications and nominations for an Atlanticist Fellow from Hungary. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, May 25, 2018. As part of a long-term reinvestment in bolstering US-Central European ties and a new effort to build stronger people-to-people connections between Americans and Central Europeans, the Atlantic […]

Uncategorized by Brandon Desiderio

Central Europe Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

The Three Seas Initiative: The way forward

Last month, the third Summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) came to a successful close in Bucharest. The gathering, hosted by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, brought together leaders from Europe and the United States to present regional government-approved projects and concrete progress in the integration of 3SI’s framework, which aims to improve interconnectivity in […]

EnergySource by Fanni Virág

Central Europe Eastern Europe