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.

Programs

The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

Experts

Content

New Atlanticist by Ian Brzezinski

Nov 29, 2021

NATO thwarted a Russian invasion in 1980. Could its playbook work today?

New Atlanticist by Ian Brzezinski

As NATO foreign ministers meet this week in Riga, Latvia, they should consider how President Jimmy Carter blocked the Soviets from crushing Poland’s Solidarity movement.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist by Dan Peleschuk

Nov 18, 2021

‘Hungary is not a democracy anymore,’ says opposition leader

New Atlanticist by Dan Peleschuk

Péter Márki-Zay, an engineer-turned-politician who now leads Hungary's opposition, joined the Atlantic Council for a discussion about the future of his country.

Central Europe Corruption

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Nov 17, 2021

Belarus border crisis: Putin acts as Lukashenka’s willing enabler

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's manufactured migrant crisis on the EU border is entirely in step with the hybrid war against the Western world being waged by his sole international patron, Vladimir Putin.

Belarus Conflict

Event Recap

Nov 16, 2021

Webinar: The Russian Federation- Challenges and Trends Impacting Central and Northern European Security

Event Recap

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Stockholm, together with the Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office, organised a timely webinar on November 16th. Taking place as the border crises between Poland and Belarus escalated, the webinar’s main goal was to discuss the security outlook for Central and […]

Belarus Central Europe

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Nov 15, 2021

Escalating Belarus border crisis could pose a security threat to Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

The escalating migrant crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border poses a potential threat to Ukraine, which shares a long and vulnerable 1,000 km border with Belarus and could serve as an alternative route into the EU.

Belarus Conflict

BelarusAlert by Alesia Rudnik

Nov 15, 2021

Belarus dictator turns hybrid war into humanitarian crisis

BelarusAlert by Alesia Rudnik

By weaponizing migrants in his hybrid war against the European Union, Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has created an escalating humanitarian crisis on his country's border with Poland.

Belarus European Union

BelarusAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Nov 14, 2021

Belarus border crisis marks dangerous escalation in Putin’s hybrid war

BelarusAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

As tensions on the EU border with Belarus escalate, Europe is waking up to the fact that the man responsible for the crisis is not Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka but his patron Vladimir Putin.

Belarus Conflict

In the News

Nov 12, 2021

Bryza joins TRT world to discuss Belarus sending refugees to its border with Poland

In the News

Belarus Poland

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Nov 12, 2021

Romania’s foreign minister on ‘bridging [the] connectivity gap’ with the Three Seas Initiative

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania Bogdan Aurescu spoke at an Atlantic Council roundtable on security and cooperation in the Black Sea region.

Central Europe Economy & Business

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Nov 10, 2021

Gangster tactics: Poland accuses Putin of masterminding Belarus border crisis

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

As the crisis on the EU's eastern border with Belarus continues to escalate, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of masterminding the plot to weaponize illegal migrants.

Belarus Conflict