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Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation Testimony

Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation

Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony on March 31, 2022, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the United States’ involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Alan Makovsky

Seeking Accountability and Justice for Crimes Committed in Ukraine Article

Seeking Accountability and Justice for Crimes Committed in Ukraine

The international community’s message must be clear: Russia’s acts of aggression and any human rights violations against the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished.

Carolyn Kenney

Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies Article
The sun sets over wind turbines.

Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies

Congress and the White House should act immediately to support our European allies and build long-term energy independence, while also providing American families with relief from the increased costs inflicted by the fossil fuel industry profiteering off Putin’s war on Ukraine.

The EU should borrow together once again — this time for common defense In the News

The EU should borrow together once again — this time for common defense

Max Bergmann and Benjamin Haddad discuss why, particularly in light of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the European Union should develop its own integrated defense industry and make significant investments in modernizing European militaries.

Max Bergmann, Benjamin Haddad

The Case for EU Defense Report

The Case for EU Defense

U.S. opposition to EU defense efforts since the 1990s has been a strategic mistake that has undermined both the EU and NATO. It’s time for a new U.S. approach that encourages ambitious EU defense strategies.

Max Bergmann, James Lamond, Siena Cicarelli

Belarus’ Fight for a Democratic Future Report

Belarus’ Fight for a Democratic Future

Belarusians are protesting for free and fair elections—something under threat not only from their own leader but from Moscow as well.

Max Bergmann, Claire Cappaert

Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past Report

Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past

America was caught off guard in 2016, but the country has learned a great deal from that experience—and by understanding what happened in the past, it can better protect upcoming elections.

James Lamond, Jeremy Venook

Embrace the Union Report
 (A protestor waves the EU flag during a pro-Europe demonstration a week before European elections in Berlin, May 2019.)

Embrace the Union

To revive and rebuild the trans-Atlantic alliance, the United States should fully embrace the European Union.

Max Bergmann

Democratic Resilience Report
 (Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a ballot to vote at a polling station in Moscow, March 2018.)

Democratic Resilience

This report analyzes different countries’ approaches to prevent, mitigate, and respond to Russian interference operations and draws lessons for policymakers and stakeholders ahead of the 2020 U.S. election.

James Lamond, Talia Dessel

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