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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Russia’s dangerous military escalation with Ukraine

Online Event Moscow is amassing forces on Ukraine’s eastern border and in northern occupied Crimea. Why is this happening now? Will Putin actually strike, and what should the West do?

2:00pm Conflict Eastern Europe Russia Security & Defense

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Crisis in Georgia?

Online Event With the high-profile arrest of UNM opposition leader Nika Melia, Georgia may be in a new political crisis. How dangerous is the situation and what can be done to deescalate tensions to ensure Georgia’s democratic future?

9:00am Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy Rule of Law The Caucasus

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Wed, May 5, 2021

Belarus sanctions: Time to target Russia?

Can sanctions against Belarus be separated from sanctions against Russia? Or should sanctions against the two countries be treated as part of a coherent whole, effectively sanctioning the Putin-Lukashenka axis?

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Economic Sanctions

Wed, May 5, 2021

Murtazashvili: Democracy Denied—The False Promise of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Order

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Corruption

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the global implications of Biden’s climate change agenda

On April 30, Foreign Policy published its biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the Biden administration’s approach to tackling climate change, Biden’s acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide, and the US response to India’s surge […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Lukashenka’s succession gambit: Kremlin capitulation or power play?

Alyaksandr Lukashenka either just made a bold and brazen power play vis-a-vis Russia or he began laying the groundwork for Moscow's ultimate takeover of Belarus. Whatever the truth is, the stakes are enormous.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Crisis Management

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Putin’s imperialism turns neighbors into enemies

Putin has instructed Kremlin officials to draw up a list of “unfriendly countries.” Although the identity of these countries is unconfirmed, media reports suggest the list will be dominated by Russia’s neighbors.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Eastern Europe

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Murtazashvili launches new report on Afghanistan’s constitutional order

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Corruption

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

What will the impact be if Nord Stream 2 is completed?

A completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline will have an impact on a number of issues, from national and energy security to geopolitical and governance considerations, all while the gas supply will hardly be impacted with costs already sunk. Does the pipeline make commercial sense?

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund

Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Starr in Foreign Policy: Georgian Democracy Stumbles Onward After Parliament Deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions The Caucasus

Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Bizarre Belarus “coup plot” has all the hallmarks of a classic Kremlin drama

Belarus ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka's recent claim that he was the target of a US-backed coup may be more than just the latest in a series of conspiratorial rants by the increasingly beleaguered dictator.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Jain appears on Burn Bag Podcast to discuss D-10 Steering Committee

On April 16, Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ash Jain appeared on the Burn Bag Podcast, which has partnered with the Scowcroft Center on the “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project, to discuss operationalizing the D-10 as a steering committee for the rules-based international order.

D-10 Strategy Forum by Atlantic Council

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