New Atlanticist

Mar 17, 2023

Montenegro’s presidential election is a litmus test of Russian influence in the Western Balkans

By Luka Ignac and Kevin Morris

Can Montenegro continue the regional trend of pro-Russian candidates and parties performing poorly? The international community should keep a close eye on this race.

Elections European Union

Balkans Debrief

Mar 17, 2023

#BalkansDebrief – What challenges faces the Kosovo/Serbia agreement | Debrief with Jovana Radosavljevic and Visar Ymeri 

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare speaks with Jovana Radosavljevic, Executive Director of the New Social Initiative, and Visar Ymeri, Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy "Musine Kokalari," to discuss the challenges of implementing a proposed agreement for normalizing relations between Kosovo and Serbia and the expectations for the upcoming Ohrid Summit on March 19.

The Balkans
A Ukrainian soldier of the Paratroopers' of 80th brigade listens to artillery fire a frontline position near Bakhmut, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine March 16, 2023. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

New Atlanticist

Mar 17, 2023

Russian War Report: DFRLab confirms aerial strikes on industrial plants north of Bakhmut

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Russian forces continue their offensive on Bakhmut, the DFRLab examined satellite imagery to reveal the potential of missile attacks.

Central Europe Conflict

In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Alden in The National Interest and Formiche discussing Prime Minister Meloni’s soaring popularity

On March 8, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden penned articles for The National Interest and Italian publication Formiche on the rising global popularity of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Alden cites how her popularity dwarfs that of other G7 leaders, and explores how she remains so popular amongst her constituents.

Europe & Eurasia Italian

In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Alden in The Wall Street Journal discussing Italian Prime Minister Meloni

On September 24, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden’s comments on then-candidate Giorgia Meloni were featured in The Wall Street Journal. Alden asserts that, unlike most European politicians and leaders, Meloni is unique in her unwavering support for the Atlantic alliance.

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia


Mar 6, 2023

Recap: Alliance for Green Cities launch event

By Global Energy Center

The new Alliance for Green Cities is focused on enhancing climate action at the municipal level. It encourages cities to play an active role in promoting a clean energy transition.

Central Europe Climate Change & Climate Action

Balkans Debrief

Mar 3, 2023

#BalkansDebrief – Is a deal on normalization between Kosovo & Serbia possible? | A debrief with Miroslav Lajčák 

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare speaks with Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues, on this episode of #BalkansDebrief about the latest meeting in Brussels, details of the EU brokered plan, implementation of any future agreement, and the path forward.

The Balkans

New Atlanticist

Mar 1, 2023

Croatia’s prime minister: There should be fewer roadblocks for EU enlargement to the Balkans—and Ukraine

By Nick Fouriezos

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event where he spoke about the war in Ukraine, his country's path to the EU, and more.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Feb 27, 2023

Experts react: What did Blinken accomplish in Turkey and Greece?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Atlantic Council experts give their perspective on US secretary of state's visit to Turkey and Greece in the aftermath of Turkey's devastating earthquake.

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia


Feb 23, 2023

Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China

Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.

China Defense Industry