Central Europe Week

The Atlantic Council’s annual Central Europe Week explores US-Central European relations and the political and cultural future of this key region. Join the Europe Center for high-level conversations with policymakers and experts from the United States and Central Europe to highlight our unique cultural connections.

Join us this year for another Central Europe Week. More details to be announced shortly.

Catch up on last year’s virtual Central Europe Week exploring how the United States and Central Europe can together help shape a common post-COVID-19 agenda.


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Banner image: Incendiary weapons explode above the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine. (Source: @faceofwar/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian forces use incendiary munitions in Mariupol

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

New photo and video evidence suggests that the Russian military continues to use incendiary and cluster munitions against Ukrainian forces.

Disinformation Eastern Europe
Using drone footage supplied by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the DFRLab confirmed the incident took place near the Russian town of Belohorivka. (Source: @DefenceU/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 13, 2022

Russian War Report: Drone footage confirms failed Russian military pontoon crossing 

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The DFRLab geolocated drone footage that showed the obliteration of the Russian unit that tried to cross the Siversky Donets in the Donbas region.

Disinformation Eastern Europe
Bonnie and Clyde’s cameo during Russian Victory Day celebrations. (Source: @JuliaDavisNews/archive)

New Atlanticist

May 10, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia accidentally honors Bonnie and Clyde during Victory Day celebration

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

During a Victory Day celebration, Kremlin TV featured a photo of infamous American criminals Bonnie and Clyde during a slideshow of alleged Soviet WWII veterans.

Civil Society Disinformation

Britain Debrief

May 8, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Which Western leaders have done enough for Ukraine? A Debrief from Kira Rudik

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Kira Rudik, member of the Ukrainian Parliament and leader of the Voice Party, about which of Ukraine's allies have helped the most.

Arms Control Central Europe
File photo of Russian firefighter. (Source: EMERCOM)

New Atlanticist

May 3, 2022

Russian War Report: New fires and alleged sabotage operations across Russian territory 

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Over the past week, numerous strategic facilities on Russian territory have caught fire drawing accusation of sabotage. 

Disinformation Human Rights

In the News

Apr 22, 2022

Polymeropoulos in Newsy on Russian diplomats expulsion

By Atlantic Council

Marc Polymeropoulos states that the coordinated European move to expel so-called Russian diplomats was overdue to counter Russian influence and intelligence operations in Europe.

Conflict Intelligence
In this photo illustration the Google Maps logo seen displayed on a smartphone and in the background. (Photo by Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

New Atlanticist

Apr 20, 2022

Russian War Report: Google refutes misleading claims about blurring Russian military assets

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Thousands of posts online claim Google Maps unblurred satellite images of Russian military installations. Meanwhile, Russia hesitates to ban YouTube and a troll campaign distracts from Bucha.

Disinformation Internet


Apr 20, 2022

UN: Ukraine refugee crisis is Europe’s biggest since WWII

By Julian Vierlinger

According to UN data, more than five million Ukrainians have now fled their homeland since the start of Russia's invasion on February 24, representing the biggest European refugee crisis since the Second World War.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2022

Central Europe leads the way in backing Ukraine. Here’s its game plan for what’s next.

By Petr Tůma

The European Union’s eastern members have an opportunity to prove their political and diplomatic mettle—and they're seizing it.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

In the News

Mar 28, 2022

Nooruddin on India Today: 27 Days of invasion, US President Joe Biden to visit Poland

By Atlantic Council

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