Tag: EURASIA

  • How Should Biden Deal with Russia?: A Debate

    In its forthcoming issue, the National Interest features a cover story with dueling perspectives from John E. Herbst and Dimitri K. Simes about future American relations with Russia. On February 25, 2021, the Center hosted a debate between Herbst and Simes over their competing perspectives on the future of US-Russian relations. Melinda Haring (deputy director

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  • Biden’s Europe Problem

    The new Biden administration has made clear that strengthening relations between the United States and Europe will be one of its top foreign policy priorities.  Biden officials view a reinvigorated NATO alliance – and a more robust community of transatlantic democracies—as  critical to containing Chinese power, reining in Russia, and tackling climate change and other

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  • Unrest in Belarus and Russia’s Response

    Protests across Belarus continue unabated in response to the country’s August 9 presidential election. Will Russia be part of the problem or part of the solution in Belarus? John Herbst, director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council and a former US ambassador to Ukraine, posits that Russia is likely to be a big

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  • Belarus: Eye of a New Geopolitical Storm in Europe?

    Will Belarus become a geopolitical pivot point that leads to a dangerous divide in Europe?  The rapidly developing situation in Belarus could potentially trigger the most significant shift in the European status quo since events in Ukraine in 2014.  How likely is regime change in Minsk?  Could Russia realistically take military action to forestall it?  Might an incipient struggle

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