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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Duda wins, but must now govern a divided Poland

Duda won his election. He’s the president of a closely divided country. Trzaskowski almost beat him with a message that was inclusive and appealed to many Poles who, demographically and socially, probably represent Poland’s future. It’s now Duda’s move, hopefully to demonstrate that he is a unifying force in Poland.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Elections Poland

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

What Poland wants when it comes to US troops

It's not a place the Polish government wants to be: caught between its crucial transatlantic ally the United States and its neighbor, Europe's most powerful country, Germany.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Defense Policy Germany

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Tallinn hosts first meeting of Three Seas Foreign Ministers

Top officials from the US, Germany and EU participate

Press Release

Central Europe Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

What’s at stake in Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Germany

On June 15, US President Donald J. Trump confirmed press reports that he is planning to pull 9,500 US troops out of Germany, leaving 25,000 in the country. Here’s how the Atlantic Council’s experts are assessing the decision and its significance.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Defense Policy Germany

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Ukraine needs EU rules to avoid global gas imbalances

More than 50 European companies may be barred from exporting gas to Ukraine during the peak storage season if the Ukrainian and Slovak gas transmission system operators fail to reach a solution for an alternative transport route during an unplanned pipeline outage this summer.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Central Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

In Central Europe, a nationalist bullet dodged

Many in the region expected the 100th anniversary of Trianon to be a blow up. It could be yet. But around the actual anniversary, it was a dog that did not bark: the significance was in what wasn’t said, in nationalist pandering avoided and confrontation dodged, and positive gestures recognized.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Hungary

Wed, May 13, 2020

Poland divided over elections and COVID restrictions

Poland has begun to ease its COVID lockdown, but Poles remain unsure if the benefits of reopening outwweigh the potential costs.

New Atlanticist by Tomasz Zalewski

Coronavirus Elections

Thu, May 7, 2020

US accuses Russia of “falsifying WWII history”

A strongly-worded new US joint statement issued together with foreign ministers from across Central and Eastern Europe takes aim at Russian attempts to rewrite history and sanitize the Soviet role in WWII.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Central Europe Disinformation
Hack the Crisis screen shot

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Building Virtual Communities: The Power of Technology to Connect People

Today’s technology has become the connective tissue of our physically distant lives and positioned us to quickly learn about and respond to COVID-19.

Stories of Resilience

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Sat, Apr 18, 2020

Vajdich in The National Interest: The Geopolitical Cost of Battling the Coronavirus Separately (China Will Win)

In the News by Atlantic Council

Central Europe China