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Founded sixty years ago at the height of Cold War tensions with Moscow, the Atlantic Council is driven by our mission of “shaping the global future together.” The Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world in partnership with allies and partners. Building on that mission, we have responded quickly and comprehensively to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, harnessing our editorial and convening power to help the United States and its allies to act swiftly and effectively—and to unify the disparate voices in favor of democracy, prosperity, and the transatlantic alliance.

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Two men look at the Antonovsky bridge in Kherson, Ukraine, July 27, 2022. It has been damaged by Ukrainian attacks but not destroyed. (Source: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

New Atlanticist

Jul 29, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia minimizes Ukrainian damage of strategic bridge in Kherson

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russian downplays damage done by Ukrainian forces to a strategic bridge in Kherson while planning to annex occupied parts of Ukraine.

Civil Society Disinformation


Jul 28, 2022

Vogue diplomacy: First Lady Olena Zelenska is Ukraine’s secret weapon

By Peter Dickinson

Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska has recently sparked debate by posing for a Vogue photo shoot with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz that some slammed as frivolous but others praised as a soft power masterstroke.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Jul 28, 2022

Climbing the escalation ladder in Ukraine: A menu of options for the West

By Francis Shin, Damir Marusic, Tyson Wetzel

Our experts have assembled a list of possible policy responses the West ought to consider if Russia escalates its war against Ukraine.

Conflict Crisis Management


Jul 28, 2022

Putin believed his own propaganda and fatally underestimated Ukraine

By Taras Kuzio

Vladimir Putin likes to pose as an expert on all things Ukrainian but in reality his understanding of Ukraine is hopelessly distorted by propaganda that has led him to fatally underestimate Ukrainian resilience.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 27, 2022

Ukraine’s tech excellence is playing a vital role in the war against Russia

By Valeriya Ionan

Ukraine's tech sector excellence is playing a key role in the war against Russia by providing rapid solutions to frontline challenges in ways that the more traditional top-down Russian military simply cannot match. 

Conflict Cybersecurity


Jul 26, 2022

More Russians must face personal sanctions over Ukraine invasion

By Oleksandr Novikov

As the world seeks ways to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Oleksandr Novikov of Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention says dramatically expanded personal sanctions are the most effective available tool.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Jul 26, 2022

Reynolds in Defence Studies: NATO’s position and role in the Indo-Pacific

By Jeffrey Reynolds

Jeffrey Reynolds coauthored an article in Defence Studies discussing the implications NATO's role in the Indo-Pacific

China Conflict


Jul 25, 2022

Ukrainian footballers prepare to defy Putin with wartime premier league

By Andrew Todos

The Ukrainian Premier League is preparing to begin the 2022-23 season in August despite Russia's ongoing invasion of the country as Ukrainians turn to football to demonstrate their determination to defy the Kremlin.

Central Europe Conflict


Jul 25, 2022

Grain drain: Why Turkey can’t afford to ignore Russian grain smuggling from Ukraine

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The diplomatic goodwill Turkey won in its key role in the deal to unlock Ukrainian grain export is at risk as Russia may prove a spoiler.

Conflict Maritime Security

Event Recap

Jul 25, 2022

Why NATO must make gender central to its security thinking

By Alvina Ahmed

On July 15, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in NATO's strategies as the alliance looks to implement its new Strategic Concept and defend against malign actors.

Conflict Defense Policy