Oct 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.

China European Union

Fast Thinking

Oct 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Oct 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.

Security & Defense Security Partnerships


Oct 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.

Belarus China

New Atlanticist

Oct 22, 2021

Colin Powell’s glorious American journey

By Harlan Ullman

As a gentleman, Powell treated all people with great respect—no matter their rank or status.

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense


Oct 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

Afghanistan Iran


Oct 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.

Resilience & Society Ukraine


Oct 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.

Afghanistan Corruption


Oct 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. 

Afghanistan Civil Society


Oct 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.

Corruption Democratic Transitions