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In-Depth Research & Reports

Dec 8, 2022

PLEASE REMOVE Boom and bust: Can Algeria break the cycles of its past?

By Andrew G. Farrand

US President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s upcoming visit to the Middle East provides an opportunity to assess what role the United States will play in the Middle East and North Africa in the future. With the war in Ukraine further diverting US attention from the region, the big question is whether the region is entering a ‘post-US’ era.

Middle East North Africa

Issue Brief

Dec 8, 2022

Securing alternative gas supplies and addressing critical infrastructure gaps in Europe

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

This issue brief offers recommendations for measures that European countries decoupling their energy supplies from Russia should take to give themselves the best chances of succeeding.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Dec 8, 2022

Shakhtar’s young Ukrainians roar as foreign soccer stars flee Putin’s war

By David Kirichenko

Ukrainian soccer giant Shakhtar Donetsk suffered an exodus of foreign stars following Russia's full-scale invasion but the club managed to mount an impressive Champions League campaign by relying on young Ukrainian talent.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Dec 7, 2022

The new Swedish government’s agenda for its EU presidency: Forging unity on Ukraine, defense, and trade

By Katherine Walla

Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström explained Wednesday at an Atlantic Council Front Page event that the EU needs strengthening on several fronts to face the challenges ahead.

European Union NATO


Dec 7, 2022

Zelenskyy’s appeal for a special tribunal for the crime of aggression

By Atlantic Council

With due process of law now, justice will bring the power of peace in the future, was the Ukrainian president's message to an event co-hosted by the US Institute of Peace and the Atlantic Council.

NATO Politics & Diplomacy


Dec 7, 2022

Melinda Haring: Ukraine’s unquenchable thirst for freedom inspires me

By Melinda Haring

Melinda Haring signs off on eight years at the Atlantic Council with love letter to Ukraine recounting how the East European country captured her heart with its intoxicating lust for life and unquenchable thirst for freedom.

Civil Society Conflict


Dec 7, 2022

Turkey can become an energy hub—but not by going all-in on Russian gas

By Yevgeniya Gaber

Turkey has the ambition and potential to play a key role in the regional energy landscape but Russian gas hampers its effort to become a hub.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Turkey News Roundup

Dec 7, 2022

Latest news from Turkey and Turkish foreign policy

By Atlantic Council in Turkey

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. Istanbul Bombing and Syria Strikes Biden-Erdogan Meeting Turkey-Israel Relations Turkey in COP27



Dec 7, 2022

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström: Sweden’s EU presidency will push for a ‘stronger’ Europe

By Atlantic Council

Here's how Sweden plans to address the world's growing instability as the new EU president—and, eventually, the newest NATO member.

NATO Northern Europe

In the News

Dec 6, 2022

Lichfield and O’Toole cited by the Indian Express Times on the logistical issues of implementing a price cap on Russian oil

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business