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Oct 26, 2022

The West needs a more united approach to sanctioning Putin’s elite

By David Clark

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine now in its ninth month, it is time for a coordinated approach to sanctioning Putin's elite that reflects the seriousness of the threat they pose to global security, writes David Clark.

Conflict Corruption


Oct 25, 2022

Europe must make this the last winter of weaponized Russian energy exports

By Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to freeze Ukrainians into submission in the coming months while also using energy supply cuts to pressure European leaders into abandoning their support for Ukraine.

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2022

How to respond if Putin goes nuclear? Here are the economic and political options.

By Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Conversations about responding to Russian nuclear use should not end with military options. Here's an economic plan for the West to respond.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Oct 19, 2022

Putin’s energy war against Europe also targets the US. Here’s how Washington can fight back.

By Richard L. Morningstar, Joseph Webster

Washington can do more to mitigate this crisis by boosting crude oil supply, increasing cleaner gas production, and reforming the way it grants permits for new energy projects.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Oct 18, 2022

Bowing to Putin’s nuclear blackmail will make nuclear war more likely

By Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Giving in to Putin’s nuclear blackmail would not end the war in Ukraine. What it would do is set a disastrous precedent that makes a future nuclear war far more likely while encouraging uncontrolled nuclear proliferation.

Arms Control Conflict

In the News

Oct 17, 2022

Propp in International Association of Privacy Professionals: The redress mechanism in the Privacy Shield successor: On the independence and effective powers of the DPRC

Europe Center nonresident senior fellow Kenneth Propp, with co-authors Peter Swire and Théodore Christakis, reacts to the details of the White House “Executive Order On Enhancing Safeguards For United States Signals Intelligence Activities” to implement changes to safeguard the free flow of data between the European Union and the United States, and the creation of […]

Digital Policy Economy & Business
Ukrainian first responders attempt to quash a fire ignited by a Russian missile attack in Zaporizhzhia, October, 11, 2022. (Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine via Reuters Connect

New Atlanticist

Oct 14, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia escalates war by targeting cities across Ukraine

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russia escalated its war against Ukraine this week with missile attacks and airstrikes on cities across the country, including the first serious attack in the capital Kyiv in months.

Conflict Digital Policy


Oct 9, 2022

Ukraine and Moldova move to disarm Vladimir Putin’s energy weapon

By Aura Sabadus

With the winter heating season now underway, Ukraine and neighboring Moldova both continue to make progress toward reducing dependence on Russian gas and disarming Vladimir Putin's energy weapon.

Conflict European Union


Oct 7, 2022

The United States will also benefit from Ukraine’s European integration

By Dmytro Lyvch, Yuliia Shaipova

As Ukrainian troops continue to liberate their country from Russian occupation, a consensus is emerging that the future stability of the continent will depend on Ukraine’s further integration into the European Union.

Civil Society Conflict

Experts react

Oct 7, 2022

The data privacy deal driving the future of the US-EU commercial relationship

By Atlantic Council experts

Biden's executive order is the next step toward establishing a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework; but will the new agreement be viable? Our experts break down the details.

Digital Policy Economy & Business