UkraineAlertOct 22, 2021
US and EU must react to escalating global energy crisis
By Anders Åslund
Recent mistakes by Germany, the EU, and the United States on gas policy are potentially disastrous and will have major costs unless all three parties urgently rethink their positions and address the growing energy crisis.
Fast ThinkingOct 22, 2021
FAST THINKING: Why climate change will wreak havoc on national security
By Atlantic Council
The White House, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence agree: Climate change poses a serious security threat. Here's what our experts say it really means.
New AtlanticistOct 22, 2021
The US needs to reinvent its alliances. Today’s threats demand it.
By Harry I. Hannah
When it comes to working with allies, business-as-usual won’t cut it anymore for the United States—especially in the face of growing Chinese and Russian competition.
EconoGraphicsOct 22, 2021
Global Sanctions Dashboard: Halloween Edition
By Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI
The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.
IranSourceOct 22, 2021
The Hazara community in Afghanistan is stuck in the middle between Iran and the Taliban
By Saumaun Heiat
With the Taliban having come to their second iteration of power and the announcement of a newly-formed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks, several stakeholders will see a shift in their relationships, namely Iran and Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority
UkraineAlertOct 21, 2021
Ukraine’s classical music superstar Oksana Lyniv makes history again
By Peter Dickinson
Ukraine's superstar classical music conductor Oksana Lyniv made history yet again in October 2021 when she was named as the first ever female musical director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Italy.
InterviewOct 21, 2021
Interview with Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada
By Fariba Pajooh
Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada, joins Fariba Pajooh for an interview to discuss the fall of Kabul, the former Afghan government, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and more.
SouthAsiaSourceOct 21, 2021
Coping and surviving: Insights about today’s Afghanistan
By Omar Samad
Ambassador Omar Samad speaks with four Afghans, two of whom are still in Afghanistan, to discuss events leading to the fall of Kabul, the transition that is underway, and how each speaker is coping with new realities as Afghans facing grave humanitarian challenges are now in survival mode.
UkraineAlertOct 21, 2021
Now is the moment to transform Ukraine
By Kristina Kvien, Matti Maasikas, Melinda Simmons
Ukraine is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough towards judicial reform and transforming the rule of law situation in the country but President Zelenskyy must demonstrate the political will to overcome opposition.