Eurasia Center

Eurasia Center

Promoting policies that strengthen 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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  • The effect of sanctions on the Russian energy industry

    REPORT LAUNCH | OIL, GAS, AND WAR: THE EFFECT OF SANCTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN ENERGY INDUSTRY - In the two-plus years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have imposed approximately two thousand sanctions on Russian corporations, financial institutions, and ...

  • The Washington NATO Summit: Ukraine and transatlantic security

    THE WASHINGTON NATO SUMMIT: UKRAINE AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY - This July, Washington, DC will host the NATO summit, marking the Alliance’s diamond jubilee. This summer’s summit comes at a critical juncture as for the first time since the end of World War II, a major power is committing aggressi...

  • A fireside chat with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian Anti-War Committee founder

    A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, RUSSIAN ANTI-WAR COMMITTEE FOUNDER - Since the beginning of its brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Moscow has only reinforced its suppression of all forms of dissent, civil society, and free media to further cement Russian President ...

  • A fireside chat with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian Anti-War Committee founder

    A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, RUSSIAN ANTI-WAR COMMITTEE FOUNDER -

    Since the beginning of its brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Moscow has only reinforced its suppression of all forms of dissent, civil society, and free media to further cement Russian Presiden...

  • Simon Shuster, Time correspondent and author of The Showman

    A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SIMON SHUSTER, TIME CORRESPONDENT AND AUTHOR OF THE SHOWMAN - In the aftermath of Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has risen on the international stage to become a pivotal player in global politics. With noteworthy access t...

  • How to build lasting economic resilience in Ukraine

    HOW TO BUILD LASTING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE IN UKRAINE - Ukraine’s economy has been battered by Russia’s full-scale invasion, including the brutal recent campaign on civilian energy infrastructure. Even so, the Ukrainian economy has remained remarkably resilient despite the violence and upheaval wro...

  • How can we understand Russia and Iran’s unprecedented cooperation?

    A NEW NEXUS: HOW CAN WE UNDERSTAND RUSSIA AND IRAN’S UNPRECEDENTED COOPERATION? - Moscow and Tehran have been close partners driven by hostility towards the West since the Iranian revolution in the late 1970s. But after Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the two groups have ...

  • What can the US learn from Europe about support for Ukraine?

    WHAT CAN THE US LEARN FROM EUROPE ABOUT SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE? - In recent weeks and months, many European countries and the European Union have stepped up in creative ways to support Ukraine’s defense and counter Russia’s war of aggression. French president Emmanuel Macron refused to rule out send...

  • What does the spring hold for Ukraine?

    BY AIR AND BY SEA: WHAT DOES THE SPRING HOLD FOR UKRAINE? - Ukraine has weathered another winter of Russia’s full-scale war, albeit with some bumps. The delay in US aid has forced Ukraine to use ammunition sparingly and made it easier for Russia to finally capture the besieged town of Avdiivka. T...

  • Ukrainian POWs, Servicemembers, and Veterans on the Urgency of American Aid

    Since Russia began its war of aggression against Ukraine in 2014, Ukrainian service members have fought to protect their nation’s sovereignty and freedom. The full-scale Russian invasion in 2022 has wrought still more senseless violence and destruction, yet Ukraine’s courageous defenders have sto...

  • Report launch: The politics of Putin’s inner circle

    REPORT LAUNCH | ALL THE AUTOCRAT’S MEN: THE COURT POLITICS OF PUTIN’S INNER CIRCLE - There was very little suspense surrounding Russia’s presidential election this month. As expected, Vladimir Putin won win a fifth term as Kremlin leader.

    The latest report in the Atlantic Council’s Russia Tomorr...

  • Türkiye’s role in supporting Ukraine

    A DECADE OF CRIMEA’S TEMPORARY OCCUPATION: TÜRKIYE’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING UKRAINE - February 26 marked the tenth anniversary of Russia’s temporary occupation of Crimea back in 2014, which paved the way to a full-scale invasion of Ukraine eight years ago. Türkiye was among the first countries to sup...

  • How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory

    TWO YEARS ON: HOW EUROPE AND UKRAINE ARE WORKING TOWARD VICTORY - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, Eurasia Center, and Global Energy Center hosted a discussion “Two years on: How Europe and Ukraine are working toward victory.”

    With the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on F...

  • Saving Ukraine’s children abducted by Russia

    Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, more than 19,000 children have been abducted by Russia and taken to Russia and Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory.

    Mykola Kuleba and his nonprofit Save Ukraine work to return Ukraine's children to Ukraine and have been the only organizati...

  • Building US nuclear energy independence: The Russia connection

    BUILDING US NUCLEAR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: THE RUSSIA CONNECTION - As Western countries attempt to reduce Russia’s ability to use oil and natural gas as a tool of its foreign policy, nuclear fuel remains a source of Russian influence across the globe. Rosatom’s supply of nuclear fuel powers nuclear...

  • Report launch: Five scenarios for Russia’s future

    REPORT LAUNCH: FIVE SCENARIOS FOR RUSSIA’S FUTURE - Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has reverberated around the world, challenging many preconceived notions about Russia and the global order. Moscow’s war has sparked debate about the future of Ukraine, NATO, and Western institutions, but ...

  • Are Russia and North Korea forming a new arsenal of autocracy?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin opened 2024 with a barrage of airstrikes across Ukraine using a mixture of missiles and Iranian-made Shahed drones. The attack included the unwelcome addition of North Korean-supplied short-range ballistic missiles, a worrying development confirmed by both Washing...

  • How can rare earths help Central Asia’s energy transition?

    The development of many new technologies, particularly those crucial to the global energy transition, is dependent on rare earth elements (REEs), which has set off a global race to acquire them. With China holding a near monopoly on refining and mining REEs, assertive Chinese foreign policy has a...

  • The myth of the failed counteroffensive and accommodating an aggressive Kremlin

    Russia commenced 2024 with the biggest air and drone strikes since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, attacking civilians and infrastructure in cities including Kyiv and Kharkiv, as ammunition for Western-provided air defense runs out and debates continue in Washington on whether to provid...

  • Chairman of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk

    A CONVERSATION WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE RUSLAN STEFANCHUK - We are at a critical point in Russia’s war in Ukraine. Vital American assistance to Ukraine is stalled in the US House of Representatives, and there is growing uniformed talk both about a stalemate on the battlefiel...

  • Promoting freedom in Belarus and transatlantic security

    PROMOTING FREEDOM IN BELARUS AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY - While global attention has focused on Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine and Hamas’ savage attack on Israel, other authoritarians go about their business with less notice. In Belarus, dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues to stifle fr...

  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner on Ukraine

    BEYOND THE SCIF WITH HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN MIKE TURNER ON UKRAINE - Hamas’ savage attack on Israeli civilians may have put the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine on the media’s back pages, but it has not diminished the threat that Russia poses to American security...

  • From Washington to Avdiivka: What does 2024 hold for Ukraine?

    FROM WASHINGTON TO AVDIIVKA: WHAT DOES 2024 HOLD FOR UKRAINE? - Moscow’s war on Ukraine has always been about a lot more than just the fight on the battlefield. Ukraine has been able to prevent Russia’s seizure of Kyiv and Kharkiv and to take back more than 50% of Russian-conquered territory in p...

  • Moscow’s weaponization of food: Holodomor and blockage of grain exports today

    MOSCOW’S WEAPONIZATION OF FOOD: HOLODOMOR AND BLOCKAGE OF GRAIN EXPORTS TODAY - Ukraine is among the globe’s top exporters of crucial grains, including corn, wheat, barley, rapeseed, and soybeans, and was the world’s largest producer of sunflower oil prior to Russia’s full-scale invasion. Among k...