New Atlanticist

Oct 15, 2023

Did Polish voters just set a new course toward centrism?

By Daniel Fried

Preliminary election results suggest that the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party may be ousted in Poland. Here's what the results mean for the EU, Ukraine, and more.

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Eye on Europe's elections

Oct 11, 2023

Your primer on the elections in Poland

What's at stake in the October 15 election, as the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party seeks a third consecutive term? Atlantic Council experts have you covered on all things Poland.

Central Europe Elections
A satellite image shows smoke billowing from a Russian Black Sea Navy HQ after a missile strike, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Sevastopol, Crimea, September 22, 2023. PLANET LABS PBC/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO

New Atlanticist

Sep 28, 2023

Russian War Report: Competing claims about the possible death of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet commander

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Following an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, rumors swirled about the potential death of Russian Admiral Viktor Sokolov.

Conflict Infrastructure Protection

New Atlanticist

Sep 1, 2023

Fifty years later, the Helsinki process stands as a turning point for human rights in Europe

By Daniel Fried

A half century after landmark meetings in Geneva and Helsinki, it is easier to see the CSCE's role in advancing human rights in Central and Eastern Europe.

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Aug 23, 2023

Policy memo: How to sharpen the digital pillar of the Three Seas Initiative

By Jörn Fleck, Akshat Dhankher, James Batchik

The Three Seas Initiative and its digital pillar currently lack the credibility needed to attract sustained investments.

Central Europe Digital Policy
Moscow, Russia.- In the photos taken on May 9, 2022, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, attended a military parade as part of the 77th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

New Atlanticist

Aug 21, 2023

What the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact tells us about today’s war in Ukraine

By Ann Marie Dailey

Putin's rehabilitation of the Nazi-Soviet pact shows that only credible security guarantees will protect Ukraine from Russian aggression.

Conflict Defense Policy
A still image from a bodycam footage, released by Russia's Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be crew members kneeling down in a cockpit during an operation held by Russian navy officers to board the Palau-flagged Sukru Okan vessel with the help of a Ka-29 military helicopter in the Black Sea on August 13, 2023, in this image taken from video published August 15, 2023. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. WATERMARK FROM SOURCE.

New Atlanticist

Aug 17, 2023

Russian War Report: Tensions escalate in the Black Sea as the Russian navy forcefully inspects a civilian cargo ship

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russia escalated tensions beyond Ukraine again this week when its navy forcibly inspected and fired warning shots at a civilian cargo ship.

Conflict Digital Policy

New Atlanticist

Aug 17, 2023

NATO must respond to Russia’s provocations in Belarus

By Ian Brzezinski

The Alliance should conduct a no-notice exercise in the Suwalki Gap between Poland and Lithuania, deploying maritime, air, and ground assets.

Belarus Conflict

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2023

The United States needs its own strategic ‘turning point’ in Europe

By Andrew A. Michta

In Europe, the United States needs a strategy that focuses its attention and resources on the countries doing the most to counter Russia.

Defense Policy Eastern Europe


Jul 25, 2023

Ukraine’s gas storage facilities can play a key role in European energy security

By Sergiy Makogon

Ukraine's underground gas storage facilities are the largest in Europe and offer considerable untapped opportunities to enhance the continent's energy security, writes Sergiy Makogon.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance