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A cultural revolution
Africa’s building soft power could make it even more strategically valuable to the United States. But the cultural revolution fueling it may present challenges for the creative industries across the continent.
Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat
The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.
The Basketball Africa League has arrived: Here’s why it matters
With the Basketball Africa League set to launch, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center reached out to sports stakeholders across the BAL’s inaugural countries to hear their perspective on why the BAL represents a historic moment. Their feedback provides a compelling case for the developmental, diplomatic, and economic potential of African basketball.
After the withdrawal
The Taliban has rapidly taken over the country as US and NATO forces exit. What’s coming next in Afghanistan? And how should the United States and other powers respond?
What the Arab Gulf is thinking after the Afghanistan withdrawal
Three Gulf heavyweights are calculating what they stand to gain—or lose—in their relationship with the United States.