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US Senator Chris Murphy

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

US Sen. Chris Murphy warns allies to be vigilant about the ‘quiet things’ Russia is doing

Murphy says Russia funding "fight clubs and biker clubs" in the Baltic States to exploit domestic instability.

NATOat70 by Ashish Kumar Sen

China NATO

Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Complications in Tbilisi’s friendship with Kyiv

Georgia and Ukraine have become close political allies over the last two decades. That closeness may be currently under threat, however. Despite the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s groundbreaking autocephaly, or independence, from the Russian Orthodox Church at the beginning of 2019, the Georgian Orthodox Church has failed to congratulate Ukrainian authorities or take any official position […]

UkraineAlert by Tamar Chapidze and Andreas Umland

Civil Society Nationalism

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

New regional gas market dynamics under LNG expansion and the shale gas revolution

Recent global and regional developments driving changes in regional natural gas markets as well as future trends have been discussed at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program’s conference held in Istanbul on “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion and Shale Gas Revolution”. The conference gathered high-level representatives of the public and private sectors […]

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Dec 5, 2018

An uncertain future for Georgian democracy

In her election night victory speech on November 28, Zurabishvili took an important, positive step by acknowledging the need to reach out to those who didn’t vote for her after a very tough and divisive race.

New Atlanticist by Luis Navarro

Central Asia The Caucasus

Wed, Nov 28, 2018

The West has an opportunity, yet again, to push Back against Russia

Russia’s deep commercial interests in the Black Sea provide a powerful leverage that the United States and its allies must be willing to use. 

New Atlanticist by Mamuka Tsereteli

Russia The Caucasus

Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Bryza Quoted in Trend News Agency on on the Visit to France of the Head of Nagorno Karabakh’s Governmental Administration Bako Sahakyan

Read the full article here.

In the News by Matthew Bryza

The Caucasus

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Georgia, Where Everything Old Is Maybe New Again?

On October 28, Georgians went to the polls to elect their fifth president, possibly for the last time. Neither candidate, both former foreign ministers, won outright. An unprecedented run-off is slated for December 2.    The United National Movement (UNM) presidential candidate Grigol Vashadze achieved an unexpectedly strong showing (37.7 percent) against the ruling Georgian […]

UkraineAlert by Luis Navarro

Russia The Caucasus

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

#ElectionTracker: No, the United States isn’t the only country getting ready to vote

As seemingly all attention focuses on voters from the Atlantic to the Pacific don’t lose sight of some other contests around the world. Here is a look at the races we are watching in the runup to the US midterms.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Brazil Elections

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

The New Cold War Could Learn a Lot from the Old One

Territories between great powers—borderlands—have always been areas of strife. So it is with the countries caught between Russia and the West, those that were once part of the Soviet Union or firmly within its sphere of influence. Much of Europe has consolidated and, with the United States, established a lasting liberal democratic order, but Russia […]

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Moldova The Caucasus

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Atlantic Council Looks Back on 2008 Russia-Georgia War

The Atlantic Council commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war with a series of pieces looking at the impact of the war and the unsettled geopolitical situation today. Here is a look back at the pieces which ran from August 7 until August 9:

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Russia The Caucasus