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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 Podcast

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, Feb 24, 2021

Questions remain after Putin hosts Lukashenka

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Sochi this week but it remains unclear exactly what was agreed during their summit meeting.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Josep Borrell outlines the EU’s priorities in a multipolar world

“Today we’re in a multipolar world and [the EU will] have to look outwards because the problem is no longer among us; it’s among us and the rest of the world," Josep Borrell told the Atlantic Council. The problems ahead: the pandemic, Russia, China, and more.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China European Union

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Reimagine the Washington Treaty: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Reexamining NATO’s founding charter can be an exercise in creating an Alliance fit for a new geopolitical era.

NATO 20/2020 by Damon Wilson and Will O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state

We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.

Report by Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman

Civil Society Corruption

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Experts react: What’s behind the crisis in Georgia?

On February 23, Georgian authorities arrested a top opposition leader, sparking a new political crisis for the country. Experts react to the latest developments and what it means for the young democracy's future.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain and Shelby Magid

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Rethinking Yushchenko

Ukraine's third president, Viktor Yushchenko, came to power on a tide of history but left office in humbling circumstances after a single term. Is it now time to reevaluate the transformative effect of his presidency?

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Don’t rely on Moscow to help with “reconciliation” in Syria’s Daraa province

Any deal Russia strikes in Syria’s southern province will be volatile and temporary, given that resolving underlying conditions are impossible under the Bashar al-Assad regime and Russia’s direction.

MENASource by Jomana Qaddour, Abdulrahman al-Masri

Middle East Russia

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

US and EU must hold Russia accountable for enabling brutal Belarus crackdown

Belarus presents an opportunity for the US to partner with the EU in order to ensure that pressure is maintained not just on Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but on his enabler Vladimir Putin as well.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis

While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Events

Mon, Mar 1, 2021

Breaking the tie: Security and stability in Belarus

Online Event The domestic stalemate in Belarus presents a strategic security problem for the Kremlin and may test the resolve of policymakers in Washington and Brussels.

10:00am Belarus Democratic Transitions European Union Russia

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Is Nord Stream 2 an EU and German project? Dissonant voices in Europe

Online Event Nord Stream 2 has been a controversial project in Europe for years. What tactics remain that the rest of Europe, the European Union, and the United States could feasibly use to finally end the project?

8:30am European Union Germany Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Weaponized: Understanding the COVID-19 narrative arms race

Online Event A briefing by the authors of DFRLab’s report "Weaponized: How rumors about COVID-19’s origins led to a narrative arms race."

3:00pm China Coronavirus Disinformation Iran