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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Pushing back against Russian aggression: Legislative options

US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has found it challenging to maintain a consistent position with respect to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s repression at home and aggression abroad. It may again fall to Congress to attempt to counter Russia’s election interference, already ongoing in the form of disinformation; back Ukraine as its government seeks to […]

Issue Brief by Daniel Fried & Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Time for Ukraine to exit Russia’s energy empire

Energy supplies have helped Russia exert political influence over Ukraine. With Russia's energy sector hit by short-term coronavirus woes and facing long-term decline, now is a good time for Ukraine to reduce dependency.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Klid

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia
AI Policy Primer 2020 Peter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

AI, society and governance: An introduction

AI’s increasing range of applications are having real-world consequences, both positive and negative. Those consequences, in turn, have animated spirited and at times emotional debates about how governments can craft policies to come to grips with a world increasingly shaped by AI.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Peter Engelke

China Digital Policy

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Bioweapons, secret labs, and the CIA: pro-Kremlin actors blame the US for coronavirus outbreak

Multiple narratives begin to emerge on fringe Russian outlets and social media, following a familiar playbook

Article by Eto Buziashvili

Coronavirus Disinformation

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Russia orders tech platforms to remove coronavirus “fake news”

The Russian government has been actively engaged in spreading disinformation and misinformation around the pandemic. The Kremlin has also been active in ordering internet platforms operating in the country to remove coronavirus “fake news” from their platforms, which follows previous Kremlin efforts to crack down on independent internet sites offering legitimate news.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Coronavirus Disinformation

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Russo-Ukrainian War: Putin must be held accountable

Russia is seeking to legitimize the Kremlin-created separatist republics in eastern Ukraine as a way of distancing itself from the ongoing conflict, but if Putin is not held accountable, other countries may share Ukraine's fate.

UkraineAlert by Olena Zerkal

Conflict Russia

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dual demand and supply shocks have created historic oil crisis, IEA executive director says

Dramatically lower oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and an emerging supply glut caused by the failure of major oil producers to cut production has slammed the global oil market with a crisis “unique in history,” according to Dr. Fatih Birol.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Six reasons the Kremlin spreads disinformation about the coronavirus

Fabrications about COVID-19’s origins are meant to stir up anti-U.S. sentiment and fuel discord.

Article by Jakub Kalenský

Coronavirus Disinformation

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Storming the sauna: a ceasefire violation in the Donbas

Photos and video of an attack along the line of contact in the Donbas region of Ukraine provided a rare look at ceasefire violations.

Article by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Conflict Drones

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

EU greenlights North Macedonia and Albania membership talks: Breakthrough or symbolic gesture?

"The decision by the EU foreign ministers to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania comes at a time when Europe is battling a major public health crisis and is bracing for its economic aftershocks," Dimitar Bechev says. "Keeping enlargement alive speaks volumes about the union’s ability to muddle through."

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck

Democratic Transitions European Union

Events

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

How Ukraine is handling coronavirus

ONLINE EVENT - On March 3, Ukraine confirmed its first case of the coronavirus and cases have steadily climbed since. How has the Ukrainian government responded so far, what does it need to do next, and what should we expect?

12:30pm

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Return of Great Power Rivalry: A virtual panel discussion

ONLINE EVENT - A virtual discussion of great power competition between the US, Russia, and China, and a consideration of themes from Dr. Matthew Kroenig's new book, The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China.

9:30am

Mon, May 18, 2020

A transatlantic agenda for cloud & security

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and PKO Bank Polski host a joint, one-day conference at the Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw, Poland.

9:00am Warszawa Poland