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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

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Fishman in War on the Rocks: Make Russia sanctions effective again

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Russia

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Belarus anti-Lukashenka media falls into confirmation bias traps

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

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

US expands sanctions against Putin’s pipeline

US officials have this week announced more constraints on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and put firms still involved on notice that they have 30 days to wind down operations.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

A razor’s edge between protection and protectionism

A central task for the next administration will be to create jobs and implement necessary protections for sensitive industries, while at the same time not trampling the free market principles that have made the United States the most powerful economy in the world.

Elections 2020 by Julia Friedlander

European Union Future of Work

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

City-by-city guide to Ukraine’s local elections

Ukrainians will vote in local elections on October 25. Brian Mefford offers a city-by-city guide to the mayoral races across the country and predicts who is likely to win in each of Ukraine's major cities.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Elections Ukraine

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa

The Kremlin has rapidly exploited the recent absence of Western involvement in the Central African Republic. Russian propaganda arms and security forces are propping up the country's embattled leader in exchange for decisive influence in the region.

Issue Brief by Nathalia Dukhan

Conflict Corruption

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Russian revival in Ukraine: Pro-Kremlin parties tipped to advance in local elections

Ukrainians vote in local elections this weekend. With President Zelenskyy’s ratings in decline, many see the ballot as an opportunity for Ukraine’s pro-Russian forces to regain the political initiative.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Elections Ukraine

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Kroenig quoted on NBC News on a US-Russia arms control deal

On October 21, Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a NBC News article investigating President Trump's efforts to salvage an arms control agreement with Russia.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Defense Secretary unveils a new strategy for bolstering allies and partnerships in an era of great-power competition

As the United States prepares for long-term competition with adversaries such as China and Russia, the Department of Defense is unveiling new plans to strengthen America’s network of alliances and partnerships. “Our global constellation of allies and partners remain an enduring strength that our competitors and adversaries simply cannot match,” US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said during an Atlantic Council Front Page event on October 20.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Defense Industry


Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.


Thu, Oct 29, 2020

US-Europe Energy Bridge: The next evolution of USAID’s energy sector assistance in Europe and Eurasia

ONLINE EVENT - A discussion on the launch of USAID’s new US-Europe Energy Bridge initiative.


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?