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FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands in front of a damaged building, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Yevhen Titov/File Photo

New Atlanticist

Nov 2, 2023

Russian War Report: Russia just lost the most troops in a single battle so far in 2023

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

In Ukraine, fighting over the strategically important town of Avdiivka has led to heavy Russian losses. Meanwhile, Russian propaganda is targeting the Armenian government.

Conflict Disinformation
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosts Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan (not pictured) and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov for talks at the George Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., June 29, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

New Atlanticist

Sep 15, 2023

Stronger US-Azerbaijan ties can help counter Russia and Iran

By Vasif Huseynov

Azerbaijan and the United States share a set of strategic interests that may only grow in the coming years.

Conflict Defense Policy


Aug 31, 2023

Russia is losing in Ukraine but winning in Georgia

By Giorgi Kandelaki

If Putin is able to reassert Russian dominance over Georgia while continuing to occupy 20% of the country, he will be encouraged to believe that a similar outcome will eventually prove possible in Ukraine, writes Giorgi Kandelaki.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Aug 2, 2023

Rich Outzen quoted by Shepard News (UK) in an article on TF-X/Kaan fighter

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev ahead of a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) leaders in Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 26, 2022.

New Atlanticist

Jul 13, 2023

Why deepening Russia-Azerbaijan ties should worry the United States

By Sheila Paylan

Washington’s acquiescence to Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh hurts US efforts to curb malign Russian influence.

Conflict Defense Policy


Jun 25, 2023

Shaffer quoted in Forbes on EU Gas Deal with Azerbaijan and worries over Russian meddling.

Central Asia Economy & Business


Jun 14, 2023

How is China mitigating the effects of sanctions on Russia? 

By Maia Nikoladze, Phillip Meng and Jessie Yin

Despite Xi and Putin’s public proclamation of a ‘no limits’ partnership, China and Russia’s economic ties are limited by Beijing’s strategic interests.

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jun 9, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard cited by Transparency International Georgia

Read the full article here.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
Caption: Men are seen on the roof of a damaged apartment block following a reported drone attack in Moscow, May 30, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2023

Russian War Report: Moscow is on edge after the latest drone attack

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Drone strikes in Moscow have the Kremlin on high alert. In Georgia, the pro-Russia Prime Minister blamed NATO for Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

May 25, 2023

Russian War Report: Belgorod incursion brings deluge of online mockery of Russia’s defenses

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

After an anti-Putin Russian volunteer military unit attacked Belgorod, trolls and bloggers online viciously ridiculed Russian defenses.

Australia Conflict