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Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Lubyanka federation: How the FSB determines the politics and economics of Russia

The FSB is one of Russia’s most closed government agencies, its work cloaked in secrecy. This report lifts the veil on how the organization works.

Report by The Dossier Center

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Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Ukraine’s gas market reforms can fuel change across Eastern Europe

Ukraine’s post-2014 energy sector experience is both a success story and a role model. It is also proving increasingly persuasive in a neighborhood where energy sector reform is long overdue.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy Markets & Governance
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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Belarus anti-Lukashenka media falls into confirmation bias traps

Independent media outlets NEXTA Live and TUT.by shared unverified information, including a video apparently recorded to undermine their credibility.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

The United States and Central Europe: A road map for a democratic post-pandemic agenda

“The United States and Central Europe: A Road Map for a Democratic Post-Pandemic Agenda” outlines these themes and advocates for a common US-Central European agenda in seeking a better post-COVID-19 world.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Daniel Fried, Jakub Wiśniewski, Denise Forsthuber, Alena Kudzko

Central Europe Coronavirus
Belarus Police Brutality

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Belarus Interior Ministry exaggerates protester violence to justify excessive force

Two months after the contested presidential election, law enforcement has returned to using disproportionate violence against protesters.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Eastern Europe remains an opportunity for US exports and cooperation

While the road to greater European energy independence from Russia is long, it leads through Eastern Europe. Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Belarus are eager for energy autonomy, and the United States has the capacity to meet Eastern European energy demand while expanding American LNG and nuclear energy markets.

EnergySource by Evan Sieradzki

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment
False Religious Conflict in Belarus

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Kremlin creates illusion of a religious clash between Belarus Orthodox and Catholics

Open source evidence shows overall solidarity among religious groups in Belarus despite Kremlin attempt to foment conflict between Orthodox and Catholics.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

End the Russian veto on Georgian accession

Admitting Georgia to NATO without extending an Article 5 guarantee to Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region can fulfil the promise of the Bucharest Summit.

NATO 20/2020 by Luke Coffey and Alexis Mrachek

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Davidzon in Foreign Policy: Lukashenko’s talk offers could trap him or protesters

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Civil Society

Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire revives “Basic Principles” and demonstrates Putin’s continued sway

Russian President Vladimir Putin filled a diplomatic vacuum in the South Caucasus on October 9 by cajoling the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to agree to a ceasefire in their long-time war over Nagorno Karabakh, which resumed on September 27.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Putin’s fear of democracy is fueling the crisis in Belarus

The leaders of pro-democracy protests in Belarus have repeatedly denied any anti-Russian agenda but this has failed to prevent Moscow from offering its full backing to beleaguered dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Events

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Local elections, national implications: Ukraine at the ballot box

ONLINE EVENT - Ukraine’s October 25 local elections are highly contested and impossible to predict. What do the election results mean for Ukraine's future?

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe: Building regional cooperation

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Convinced of the role digitalization can play in Central and Eastern Europe’s economic future and encouraged by new momentum in the debate, the Atlantic Council convened a task force of US and CEE digital innovators, experts, and thought leaders. This event outlines the task force's key findings and the critical role of regional cooperation to advance CEE digital transformation.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT SERIES