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The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

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.

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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NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Joe Biden has an historic opportunity to bring Europe together and reverse the tide of dictatorship by building an international coalition to support democracy in Belarus. This strategy lays out key recommendations for the Biden as it prepares its policy toward Belarus.

Issue Brief by Anders Åslund, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Resetting Ukraine’s reforms

Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine has embarked on an historic reform process that has produced decidedly mixed results. A reset may now help get the country's transformation back on track.

UkraineAlert by Olena Halushka

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Christen a carrier strike group: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

NATO 20/2020 by Michael John Williams

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Russia’s Navalny protests provoke mixed emotions in Ukraine

Ukraine has good reasons to support the current Russian protests against Kremlin corruption, but many Ukrainians remain suspicious of protest leader Alexei Navalny's troubling nationalist background.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Corruption

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Navalny’s arrest is Biden’s first big test. Here’s how he can pass it.

What happens next matters. The US response (or lack of response) will show how much Russian President Vladimir Putin’s internal repression—including assassinations—will factor into the Biden team’s overall Russia policy. The trick for the Biden administration will be to respond with sufficient firmness and cross-Atlantic coordination to puncture Putin’s apparent sense of impunity while leaving space for cooperation with Russia where that makes sense.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Anders Åslund

Economic Sanctions Russia

Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Davidzon in Foreign Policy: Navalny Is All-In on Bringing Down Putinism

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Corruption

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss implications of Biden’s appointments on US foreign policy

On January 22, Foreign Policy published a 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 team’s approach to China, the appointments of Tony Blinken and Avril Haines, Secretary of Defense Austin’s agenda, and entering […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society
Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Ukraine’s historic gas sector reforms are under threat

The transformation of Ukraine's gas sector is widely seen as one of the few reform success stories since the country's 2014 Revolution of Dignity, but recent political decisions are placing this progress in doubt.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance

Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.

Issue Brief by Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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Tue, Feb 2, 2021

A conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - The Atlantic Council officially launches the Europe Center featuring a conversation on Europe and transatlantic relations with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

12:00pm Economy & Business European Union France International Organizations

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Apolitical no more: The explosive growth of Belarusian civil society

Online Event Civil society in Belarus changed dramatically in 2020, but as a result of their rapid growth and success, civic groups will face different challenges in 2021. How can Belarus's civic organizations and grassroots activists maintain momentum in the coming year?

10:00am Belarus Civil Society Eastern Europe Human Rights

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Free media faces off against dictatorship in Belarus

Online Event For six months, the world has watched Belarusians fight for democracy. The independent press has been essential in highlighting this ongoing struggle. What is the state of play for journalists in Minsk?

10:00am Belarus Civil Society Eastern Europe Media

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