Eurasia Congressional Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship Program aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research. The program connects Congressional fellows with our larger community, which includes leading experts on Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. Applications are due by February 28, 2021.

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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

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Breaking the tie: Security and stability in Belarus

Online Event The domestic stalemate in Belarus presents a strategic security problem for the Kremlin and may test the resolve of policymakers in Washington and Brussels.

10:00am Belarus Democratic Transitions European Union Russia

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The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Questions remain after Putin hosts Lukashenka

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Sochi this week but it remains unclear exactly what was agreed during their summit meeting.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Experts react: What’s behind the crisis in Georgia?

On February 23, Georgian authorities arrested a top opposition leader, sparking a new political crisis for the country. Experts react to the latest developments and what it means for the young democracy's future.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain and Shelby Magid

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

US and EU must hold Russia accountable for enabling brutal Belarus crackdown

Belarus presents an opportunity for the US to partner with the EU in order to ensure that pressure is maintained not just on Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but on his enabler Vladimir Putin as well.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Belarus dictator Lukashenka seeks to silence the media

A Minsk court sentenced journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova to two years in prison on February 18 in a case that highlights the war against free speech that is accompanying Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s crackdown on the country's six-month pro-democracy uprising.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Soviet-style Belarus dictator goes back to the future

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's recent People's Assembly was a Soviet-style affair designed to help him reclaim leadership of the country following six months of nationwide pro-democracy protests.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Civil Society

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Innovative opposition defies Belarus dictator Lukashenka

The adaptive tactics of the Belarusian street, combined with the emergence of dissident security service veterans, illustrate that the Lukashenka regime and its Kremlin allies have lost the initiative.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Exploring Belarusian civil society

For more than six months, Belarus has been rocked by an unprecedented wave of pro-democracy protests. This brief guide aims to introduce some the NGOs active in Belarus as the country seeks historic change.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri

Belarus Civil Society

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing January 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Climate Change & Climate Action Democratic Transitions

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

European leadership: Transatlantic relations and the future of Belarus

The Atlantic Council Northern Europe Office organized a webinar on the topic of ”European Leadership: Transatlantic relations and the Future of Belarus”.

Event Recap

Belarus Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Power Vertical Podcast: Corruption Is The New Communism

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Eastern Europe

Events

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

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Breaking the tie: Security and stability in Belarus

Online Event The domestic stalemate in Belarus presents a strategic security problem for the Kremlin and may test the resolve of policymakers in Washington and Brussels.

10:00am Belarus Democratic Transitions European Union Russia