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Thu, Nov 7, 2019

We must never stop tearing down walls

If there is one thing to learn from history it is that no accomplishment is complete or forever. There is always some wall, in literal or figurative sense, being built or rebuilt somewhere.

New Atlanticist by Jakub Wiśniewski

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Simonyi quoted in Voice of America Russia on Hungary-Russia relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Poland, America, and a new West

To keep the “good times” in Poland, and the good times in US-Polish relations which helped lead the good times generally, Americans and Poles alike need to make efforts and show wisdom.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Democratic Transitions Nationalism

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, 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

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Central Europe ready to lead on strengthening the transatlantic bond

Ministers from the Visegrád countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia—celebrated the deep relationship their countries have with the United States and stressed the importance of a strong transatlantic bond.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Hungary

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The United States is back in Central Europe, state department official says

The United States has re-engaged with its allies in Central Europe at a time when their help is critical in confronting a revisionist Russia and a resurgent China

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Hungary

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The United States and Central Europe: what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong, and what’s next

As the United States learned the hard way, Central Europe matters because Europe matters

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Hungary