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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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Mon, Jan 20, 2020

A frozen conflict may be Ukraine’s best option

Many hoped President Zelenskyy's April 2019 election could break the deadlock in peace talks with Russia. However, it now looks like the best Ukraine can expect is a transition from hot war to frozen conflict. That may not be such a bad outcome, argues James Brooke.

UkraineAlert by James Brooke

Conflict Russia

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Is Belarus Putin’s next target?

Vladimir Putin has been turning up the pressure on Belarus in recent months as Moscow seeks to move forward with plans to merge the country into a so-called Union State with Russia, but Minsk is proving evasive. Will Belarus be the scene of Putin's next big foreign policy adventure?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Belarus Russia

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cohen join CNBC to discuss Putin’s constitutional reforms

In the News by Atlantic Council

Political Reform Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Think again

In a recent National Interest article, George Beebe dismisses US policy on Ukraine as “steeped in illusions” and argues for a “sensible alternative.” It is a nice try, but what he comes up with does not pass muster.

Long Take by John E. Herbst

Conflict NATO

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Putin makes changes as Russia stagnates

With Putin’s presidential term set to end in 2024 and parliamentary elections to take place in late 2021, Medvedev’s resignation and Putin’s proposed changes come at a time when the Russian president is looking to secure a possibly uncertain political future.

UkraineAlert by Michael Newton

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Iran plane tragedy proves lessons of MH17 have not been learned

Amid the outpourings of anger and grief over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran, the disaster also raises troubling questions about aviation security and the apparent failure to learn from past tragedies of this nature such as the 2014 MH17 attack.

UkraineAlert by Michael Bociurkiw

Conflict Iran

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Mezran and Burchfield quoted in VOA on Libyan political settlement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya North Africa

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Playing for the enemy: The Ukrainian footballers who sign for Russian clubs

Is it appropriate for Ukrainian footballers to play for Russian clubs at a time when the two countries are engaged in the sixth year of an undeclared war? This debate highlights the broader discussion over the nature of ties between the two historically and culturally intertwined post-Soviet nations.

UkraineAlert by Andrew Todos

Civil Society Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Beyond the impeachment drama: Why Ukraine matters to America

The impeachment of President Donald Trump has thrust relations between the United States and Ukraine into the spotlight, but some in the United States have yet to appreciate the importance of bilateral ties for broader American interests on the global stage.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Bechev speaks The Times of London on Russia and the opening of Turkstream

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Geopolitics & Energy Security