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Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Lubyanka federation: How the FSB determines the politics and economics of Russia

The FSB is one of Russia’s most closed government agencies, its work cloaked in secrecy. This report lifts the veil on how the organization works.

Report by The Dossier Center

Corruption Defense Industry

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa

The Kremlin has rapidly exploited the recent absence of Western involvement in the Central African Republic. Russian propaganda arms and security forces are propping up the country’s embattled leader in exchange for decisive influence in the region.

Issue Brief by Nathalia Dukhan

Conflict Corruption
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The fifth wave

“I didn’t betray my country. But I have more options here.” Russian artist Maria Muzalevskaya’s photo-project consists of portraits of Russian émigrés, who left the country after 2012.

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The Compatriots

As relations between the United States and Soviet Union fluctuated, New York City became a hub for Soviet and Russian activity, including diplomats, spies, and sympathizers alike. Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan trace the legacy Moscow has left behind in Manhattan streets and beyond.

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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.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

How to defeat Iranian and Russian cyber operations against the US election

Instead of offering general reassurances, the directors of national intelligence, the FBI, and cybersecurity should tell all Americans they have it in their power to hand Russia and Iran a strategic defeat. Vote early.

Elections 2020 by Thomas S. Warrick

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Eurasia

Easy answers to the Eurasia region have long eluded both a Trump administration and Vice President Biden when he served in the Obama administration—will an electoral victory now give the next US president the momentum needed to manage these foreign policy challenges?

Elections 2020 by Eurasia Center

Belarus Conflict

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Ukraine’s gas market reforms can fuel change across Eastern Europe

Ukraine’s post-2014 energy sector experience is both a success story and a role model. It is also proving increasingly persuasive in a neighborhood where energy sector reform is long overdue.

UkraineAlert by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the final presidential debate and a growing consensus on China

On October 23, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the final presidential debate, recent administrations’ struggles to navigate the North Korea challenge, a growing bipartisan consensus on China, and developments […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Korea

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Fishman in War on the Rocks: Make Russia sanctions effective again

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Russia
BelarusProtestor

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Belarus anti-Lukashenka media falls into confirmation bias traps

Independent media outlets NEXTA Live and TUT.by shared unverified information, including a video apparently recorded to undermine their credibility.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

US expands sanctions against Putin’s pipeline

US officials have this week announced more constraints on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and put firms still involved on notice that they have 30 days to wind down operations.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa

The Kremlin has rapidly exploited the recent absence of Western involvement in the Central African Republic. Russian propaganda arms and security forces are propping up the country's embattled leader in exchange for decisive influence in the region.

Issue Brief by Nathalia Dukhan

Conflict Corruption

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Kroenig quoted on NBC News on a US-Russia arms control deal

On October 21, Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a NBC News article investigating President Trump's efforts to salvage an arms control agreement with Russia.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Defense Secretary unveils a new strategy for bolstering allies and partnerships in an era of great-power competition

As the United States prepares for long-term competition with adversaries such as China and Russia, the Department of Defense is unveiling new plans to strengthen America’s network of alliances and partnerships. “Our global constellation of allies and partners remain an enduring strength that our competitors and adversaries simply cannot match,” US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said during an Atlantic Council Front Page event on October 20.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Defense Industry

Events

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

Backing Batka: Russia’s strategic economic integration with Belarus

ONLINE EVENT - The current drama in Belarus is, above all, a popular political uprising—but it also has a significant economic cause. The struggling Belarusian economy is being propped up by Russian firms who back Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the illegitimate president who refuses to leave office.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT