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Tue, May 19, 2020

Activists fight COVID-19 disinformation in the Caucasus

Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia now face a new and growing threat: the steady stream of propaganda related to how and why COVID-19 is spreading throughout the Caucasus.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Disinformation The Caucasus

Mon, May 18, 2020

Coronavirus emergency measures should persuade Ukraine, Romania, and Turkey to legitimize energy reform, not reverse it

For years, Eastern European governments and Turkey have bought into a global trend, arguing that long-term strategies in the energy sector should revolve around market deregulation. In light of the coronavirus outbreak and emergency measures implemented worldwide to contain it, the energy industry may face an increase in interventionist policies such as price controls and consolidation of state-owned enterprises as governments push to mitigate the shockwaves of expected consumer impacts. Such measures would be detrimental to economies, and there are compelling arguments to suggest that governments should remain committed to their initial market goals.

EnergySource by Dr. Aura Sabadus

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Wed, May 13, 2020

US still determined to block Putin’s pet pipeline project

Vladimir Putin hasn’t given up on his grand strategy to dominate European gas markets but the US remains committed to preventing Russia from completing the strategically vital Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, May 12, 2020

Putin’s Russia has weaponized World War II

Vladimir Putin has turned the Red Army role in WWII into a victory cult designed to rebuild post-Soviet Russia's national pride and provide justification for Moscow's aggressive foreign policy in Ukraine and beyond.

UkraineAlert by Volodymyr Yelchenko

Conflict Eastern Europe

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

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Bryza joins CBC TV (Azerbaijani) to discuss the meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenia’s Foreign Ministers about Nagorno Karabakh

In the News by Atlantic Council

Azerbaijani The Caucasus

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Why strongmen love the coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, autocratic governments are finding the crisis to be a useful pretext for strengthening their rule and tightening their grips.

Borscht Belt by Atlantic Council Eurasia Center

Coronavirus Corruption

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Refugee women: the most vulnerable and yet the most resilient in this pandemic

Refugee women will be disproportionately affected by COVID-19, living in densely populated conditions without government support. Yet their resilience and sense of personal agency is inspiring others around the globe.

Stories of Resilience by Priyali Sur & Vanessa Davaroukas

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

Coronavirus crisis could spark authoritarian revival

The Western world has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis while non-democratic regimes claim to have acted more decisively. Will the pandemic lead to greater support for authoritarian approaches?

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Events

Mon, Jun 8, 2020

NATO 2030: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on strengthening the Alliance in a post-COVID-19 world

#ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – As COVID-19 accelerates existing global trends and tensions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses how the Alliance is embracing this new normal and preparing for the next decade and beyond.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT