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Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Ukraine’s powerful Interior Minister Avakov under fire over police reform failures

Ukraine's post-2014 police reforms were initially hailed as a success but have since unraveled alarmingly. Many now blame powerful Interior Minister Arsen Avakov for blocking genuine law enforcement reform.

UkraineAlert by Liliane Bivings

Political Reform Rule of Law

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How fake news helped hide Soviet genocide in Ukraine

Stalin’s man-made famine in 1930s Ukraine ranks as one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century but it remains relatively unknown. The new movie "Mr. Jones" seeks to counter decades of disinformation.

UkraineAlert by Georgiy Kent

Disinformation Media

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How revelations of Russian bounties in Afghanistan could escalate the US-Russia feud

"The United States and its democratic allies have options," to push back against Moscow, but they must "think through the challenge with care and in context of the larger challenge Putin poses for us," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Ukrainian business leaders advocated better economic policy and rule of law: A report card

During his presidency, President Zelenskyy promised to bring major reform to Ukraine. One year on, what reforms have been achieved, and what obstacles remain for Ukraine?

Report by Anders Åslund

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Russian bounties on US troops signify a dangerous new phase in relations

The United States and its allies must listen to the warnings of intelligence agencies and recognize this coordinated campaign of destabilization for what it is: a new and lethal threat shared by each country within which Putin’s agents are operating. The Hot Peace is heating up.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Navigating the Growing Russia-China Strategic Alignment

On May 13, 2020, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security hosted a strategy consortium with a small group of experts and officials to discuss the evolution of the Russia-China relationship and how the United States and its allies should navigate it. This paper summarizes many of the points made during this meeting. Background: The […]

Strategic Insights Memo by Stephen J. Hadley, Paula J. Dobriansky

China Politics & Diplomacy

Sun, Jun 28, 2020

Kroenig quoted in The Washington Times on restarting nuclear testing

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In the News by Matthew Kroenig

Arms Control China

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

China’s Xi casts his vote in US elections. (Hint: it’s not for Trump or Biden)

China is creating new facts on the ground, expanding its influence across the world – from the Balkans to the South China Sea – as the United States wrestles with the myriad distractions of coronavirus, recession, racial upheavals and presidential elections. It will take a far more focused and consistent Washington, acting with greater cohesion alongside its global allies, to deter any such aspirations.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Europe & Eurasia

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Russia is quietly occupying Ukraine’s information space

Viktor Medvedchuk is Ukraine's leading pro-Kremlin politician and a personal friend of Vladimir Putin. Medvedchuk's expanding media empire is sparking concerns over Russian influence in Ukraine's information space.

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Conflict Disinformation

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

What’s behind Russia’s decision to ditch its ban on Telegram?

For years, the Kremlin was involved in cat-and-mouse efforts to block the use of Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, within Russia. Concerns about Telegram stem from the Kremlin’s concerns about the internet in general. The app enables the free flow of information, and especially when that information is encrypted, as Telegram’s is, the Kremlin sees the state’s narratives, its law enforcement surveillance capabilities, and Russia’s culture and public sphere as under threat. On June 18, however, Russia’s internet and media regulator Roskomnadzor said that it’s ending requirements to restrict Telegram access.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

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Events

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

MH17 and the elusive search for justice

ONLINE EVENT - For the sixth anniversary of this tragedy, we focus our attention on the trial, evaluate where matters stand, how the Kremlin has been held accountable thus far, and what political implications lie ahead.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Cheniere’s 2019 corporate responsibility report: A virtual fireside chat with Chris Smith, senior vice president for policy, government, and public affairs

ONLINE EVENT - Chris Smith, senior vice president at Cheniere Energy, discusses the company's 2019 corporate responsibility report launch, its ongoing corporate responsibility initiatives, and its strategy during the COVID-19 crisis.

10:45am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Priorities for investment and rebuilding the Donbas

ONLINE EVENT - How does a region known globally for conflict chart a new, constructive path forward? How can Ukraine convince foreign investors to invest in a war-torn region with dodgy courts?

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT