New Atlanticist

Oct 15, 2023

Did Polish voters just set a new course toward centrism?

By Daniel Fried

Preliminary election results suggest that the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party may be ousted in Poland. Here's what the results mean for the EU, Ukraine, and more.

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Eye on Europe's elections

Oct 11, 2023

Your primer on the elections in Poland

What's at stake in the October 15 election, as the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party seeks a third consecutive term? Atlantic Council experts have you covered on all things Poland.

Central Europe Elections

Memo to...

Oct 10, 2023

Memo to the president: A bold agenda for the Washington summit: How to advance vital US interests by helping Ukraine win and defining its path to NATO membership

The upcoming NATO summit marking the Alliance's seventy-fifth anniversary presents an opportunity for US leadership to meet this danger by taking steps to provide Ukraine the means to win the war and by setting a clear path for Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

Central Europe Conflict
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New Atlanticist

Sep 28, 2023

Russian War Report: Competing claims about the possible death of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet commander

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Following an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, rumors swirled about the potential death of Russian Admiral Viktor Sokolov.

Conflict Infrastructure Protection

Eye on Europe's elections

Sep 22, 2023

Your primer on the Slovak elections

By Emma Nix, Jacob Paquette, Katherine Schauer, and Leonie Müller

Ahead of the Slovak elections, the Europe Center is breaking down the leading parties and issues to know.

Central Europe Elections

New Atlanticist

Sep 8, 2023

The EU won the first round against Russia’s energy extortion. But can it keep up the fight?

By Jonah Allen, Francis Shin

Europe’s decoupling from Russian hydrocarbons in the past year must be followed by a longer-term push to achieve decarbonization.

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Sep 1, 2023

Fifty years later, the Helsinki process stands as a turning point for human rights in Europe

By Daniel Fried

A half century after landmark meetings in Geneva and Helsinki, it is easier to see the CSCE's role in advancing human rights in Central and Eastern Europe.

Central Europe Democratic Transitions
Old Town Bucharest


Aug 31, 2023

A Three Seas Chamber of Commerce could enhance energy diversification across Central and Eastern Europe

By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Bailee Mathews

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit in Bucharest takes place next week. To catalyze investment and diversify away from Russian energy, the summit should establish a Three Seas Chamber of Commerce, capable of sustaining progress and unleashing the region's full potential.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Event Recap

Aug 25, 2023

Workshop on the role of Central and Eastern Europe in European decarbonization 

By Transform Europe Initiative

The Atlantic Council co-hosted a high-level workshop on the role of Central and Eastern Europe in European decarbonization in Bratislava with GLOBSEC.

Central Europe Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Aug 23, 2023

Policy memo: How to sharpen the digital pillar of the Three Seas Initiative

By Jörn Fleck, Akshat Dhankher, James Batchik

The Three Seas Initiative and its digital pillar currently lack the credibility needed to attract sustained investments.

Central Europe Digital Policy