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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state

We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.

Report by Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman

Civil Society Corruption

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Defending the United States against Russian dark money

Warfare has evolved and the United States now faces a major unconventional threat: Russia’s estimated $1 trillion of dark money. With it, the Kremlin can wreak havoc if the US fails to act and recognize this national security threat for what it is.

Report by Anders Åslund, Julia Friedlander

Corruption Economic Sanctions
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Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Россия после Путина: первоочередные шаги новой власти

Online Event Мы не знаем, когда прекратит свое существование режим Путина, но он явно испытывает трудности. В своем новом докладе д-р Андерс Ослунд и д-р Леонид Гозман дают рекомендации о том, что следует сделать после завершения путинского правления.

8:00am Europe & Eurasia Political Reform Rule of Law Russia

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Russia’s dangerous military escalation with Ukraine

Online Event Moscow is amassing forces on Ukraine’s eastern border and in northern occupied Crimea. Why is this happening now? Will Putin actually strike, and what should the West do?

2:00pm Conflict Eastern Europe Russia Security & Defense

Photo essay

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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Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Russian passports: Putin’s secret weapon in the war against Ukraine

Since 2019, Moscow has distributed hundreds of thousands of Russian passports to Ukrainians living the occupied east of the country. Kremlin officials are now vowing to defend these Russian citizens if necessary.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

A pipeline deal could help end Putin’s Ukraine war

The Russian-led conflict in eastern Ukraine and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are the two most contentious issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda today. Linking the two could broaden the space for negotiation.

UkraineAlert by Colin Cleary

Conflict European Union

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.

Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions
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Sun, Apr 11, 2021

The future of security in space: A thirty-year US strategy

Outer space is rapidly transforming as new actors test new limits. This Atlantic Council Strategy Paper calls for the United States and its allies and partners to secure space over the next three decades or risk wasting the promise of this emerging domain.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Clementine G. Starling, Mark J. Massa, Lt Col Christopher P. Mulder, and Julia T. Siegel

China Cybersecurity

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Norrlöf in Washington Post on China and Russia’s plan to “de-dollarize”

Read the full article here.

In the News by Dr. Carla Norrlöf

China Economic Sanctions

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Russia is friendly with the Houthis in Yemen. But it’s complicated.

Even though Moscow may not be militarily involved in Yemen does not mean that Russia is uninvolved.

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Kroenig quoted in USNI News on the Chinese nuclear threat

Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a USNI News article titled "Russian and Chinese Nuclear Threats Pose Problem for US Deterrence, Experts Say."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China National Security

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus

Ukraine has ruled out a return to peace talks in Minsk due to growing Russian influence over Belarus as the Kremlin capitalizes on the international isolation of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Conflict

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The battle for Belarus: Russified regime faces Westernizing society

As the Russification of the Belarusian state unfolds, a very different dynamic is developing in Belarusian civil society: ordinary Belarusians are distancing themselves from Russia and embracing the West.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

Reinforcing Ukraine's Air Force would be a powerful way to deter Russian aggression against Ukraine and indicate to Moscow that the Western world will no longer tolerate Russian military adventurism in Eastern Europe.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Russia

Events

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Россия после Путина: первоочередные шаги новой власти

Online Event Мы не знаем, когда прекратит свое существование режим Путина, но он явно испытывает трудности. В своем новом докладе д-р Андерс Ослунд и д-р Леонид Гозман дают рекомендации о том, что следует сделать после завершения путинского правления.

8:00am Europe & Eurasia Political Reform Rule of Law Russia