Europe & Eurasia
Stretching from the shores of the Atlantic to the mountains of Central Asia, the European and Eurasian landmass contains both some of the most stable and wealthy countries in the world, as well as some of the poorest and those led by repressive regimes. After centuries of devastating conflicts, new institutions and organizations for economic, political, and security integration provide an opportunity to bring stability
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A conversation with leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
#ACFRONTPAGE – What can officials in the United States do to support the democratic movement in Belarus in the face of continuing repression and state terror from Lukashenka’s regime? Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, joins live from the Atlantic Council to discuss.
A conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The Atlantic Council officially launches the Europe Center featuring a conversation on Europe and transatlantic relations with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

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The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.
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The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.
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Nov 23, 2020
How the West should deal with Russia
By Alexander Vershbow, Daniel Fried
The United States must deal with Russia as it is, not as it wishes it to be. What does a policy framework to address both Russia’s dismal current realities and its better future potential look like?
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May 19, 2021
Proposal for a US-EU Digital Council: Building a comprehensive conversation
By Frances Burwell
As the new Biden administration confronts its foreign policy priorities, it should not avoid the looming digital debate with its European allies. With the European Union serving as the leader in digital regulation, policy on the digital space is by no means aligned between US and European policymakers. From digital taxation to data storage and privacy rights, issues that will define the success or failure of transatlantic digital policy—with hundreds of billions of dollars on the line—remain unsettled.
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The Power Vertical
The Power Vertical is a blog and podcast for Russia wonks and Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It covers emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today.
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Sep 15, 2021
Russian-Belarusian military merger accelerates on NATO’s eastern flank
By Brian Whitmore
The accelerating military merger between Russia and Belarus is dramatically altering the regional security equation and creating an authoritarian army on the European Union’s eastern frontier.
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Nov 23, 2020
Building bridges across the Three Seas
By Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla
The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.
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Nov 23, 2020
How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO
By Anna Wieslander
Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.
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Oct 15, 2021
Ukraine flirts with disastrous return to gas price caps
By Anders Åslund
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party has proposed a potentially disastrous new law to “temporarily” prohibit private companies from selling gas at commercial market prices.
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Oct 15, 2021
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Oct 15, 2021
State of the Order: Assessing September 2021
The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.
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Oct 14, 2021
Open Skies agreement will deepen Ukraine’s European integration
By Peter Dickinson
The Open Skies aviation agreement signed in Kyiv on October 12 will strengthen connectivity between Ukraine and the EU while significantly enhancing Ukraine's ongoing European integration.
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Oct 14, 2021
Old problems threaten Ukraine’s new Bureau of Economic Security
By Victor Tregubov
Ukraine is currently in the process of reforming the country’s tax police. While there was much initial optimism earlier this year over the creation of a Bureau of Economic Security, familiar concerns are now creeping in as this new agency slowly takes shape.
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Oct 14, 2021
Ukraine hopes industrial parks can attract international investors
By Oleksii Chernyshov
President Zelenskyy recently signed off on a series of amendments to Ukrainian legislation on industrial parks as part of an initiative to establish a network of 25 flagship industrial parks across the country.
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Oct 14, 2021
Is liberalism ending its losing streak in Central Europe?
By Petr Tůma
The Czech opposition's victory could inspire other democratic forces across the region.
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Oct 13, 2021
Putin’s willing provocateur: Lukashenka escalates EU border crisis
By Brian Whitmore
Shots were fired at the Belarusian-Polish border last week as Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's hybrid war against the European Union threatened to escalate further amid the weaponization of migrants.
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Oct 13, 2021
How sustainable is the Belarusian economy?
By Anders Åslund
Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka faces mounting sanctions pressure but the Soviet-style Belarusian economy will likely prove sustainable unless the West focuses pressure on Lukashenka's Russian enablers.
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Oct 12, 2021
Medvedev echoes Putin’s dangerous Ukraine obsession
By Peter Dickinson
Former Russian president and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has penned a vitriolic essay attacking the current Ukrainian leadership that underlines the scale of Moscow's dangerous obsession with the loss of Ukraine.
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