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Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Defending the United States against Russian dark money

Warfare has evolved and the United States now faces a major unconventional threat: Russia’s estimated $1 trillion of dark money. With it, the Kremlin can wreak havoc if the US fails to act and recognize this national security threat for what it is.

Report by Anders Åslund, Julia Friedlander

Corruption Economic Sanctions
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Wed, Dec 2, 2020

Will the Russian economy ever grow again?

Online Event Russia’s economy has faced some of its greatest challenges in decades this year. With the coronavirus continuing to rage, persistently low oil prices, and sanctions still in place for the foreseeable future, does the Russian economy have any path forward?

12:00pm Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

Tbilisi tallies: Georgia’s post-election outlook

Online Event Georgia’s parliamentary elections take place amid a series of pressing challenges. With renewed electoral competition following new reforms, is the country poised for serious change?

9:30am Eastern Europe Elections Political Reform The Caucasus

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ukraine must study the economic foundations of Azerbaijan’s military success

Ukraine must learn from Azerbaijan and look to create a strong economy built on modern technologies and broad international cooperation before seeking to regain Russian-occupied regions of the country.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Conflict Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Strengthening ties between NATO, Ukraine and Georgia

Ukraine and Georgia both feature among NATO's six Enhanced Opportunities Partners but the two former Soviet republics seek greater integration as they continue to push for eventual NATO membership.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk, Irakli Porchkhidze, Sergiy Solodkyy

NATO Partnerships Non-Traditional Threats

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Wieslander joins Security in the 21st Century to discuss Sweden – NATO relationship, European strategic autonomy, and Belarus

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Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Building bridges across the Three Seas

The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.

New Atlanticist by Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy
Belarusian cellphones

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Belarusian activist Telegram channels are losing their audience

Belarusian Telegram users are increasingly seeking independent news sources and engaging with the regime’s official channels.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Ukraine can learn from Azerbaijan’s recent victory

Azerbaijan’s recent victory over Armenia offers some potentially important lessons for Ukraine, which is home to the most recent of the many little wars to erupt amid the ruins of the Soviet Empire.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Security & Defense

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Belarus dictator Lukashenka pins hopes on terror tactics

The pro-democracy uprising in Belarus passed the one hundred day mark in mid-November with protests refusing to cease despite a fresh escalation in state violence and record numbers of daily detentions.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Peace at last? Assessing the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

After six weeks of warfare, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia agreed to a peace deal on November 10 that seems to be more durable than prior agreements. The war leaves Armenia and Azerbaijan with dramatically different domestic situations and a new regional security order, with Russia and Turkey as major players and the United States and Europe on the periphery.

New Atlanticist by Andrew D'Anieri

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Putin’s Karabakh victory sparks alarm in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to have achieved a significant victory in Nagorno-Karabakh that promises to alter the geopolitical balance throughout the former Soviet space in his favor.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Events

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

Will the Russian economy ever grow again?

Online Event Russia's economy has faced some of its greatest challenges in decades this year. With the coronavirus continuing to rage, persistently low oil prices, and sanctions still in place for the foreseeable future, does the Russian economy have any path forward?

12:00pm Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions Economy & Business Macroeconomics