In-Depth Research & Reports

Oct 25, 2021

AUKUS: The Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership — Wieslander in ISDP Report

By Anna Wieslander

This Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) special publication brings together a number of experts from Europe and Asia to discuss the implications of AUKUS for Europe. AUKUS is a critical geopolitical development. It has complex chapters attached to it. Therefore, any assessment of the AUKUS has to be understood from a comprehensive perspective, […]

Australia China


Oct 21, 2021

“The Hultqvist Doctrine”: Swedish security and defence policy after the Russian annexation of Crimea — Wieslander in Defence Studies journal

By Anna Wieslander

Abstract: “This article analyses how Sweden has adapted to the worsened security situation in its vicinity following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and war in Eastern Ukraine. The paper builds on security policy research focused on neoclassic realism and small state strategies in order to explore how the, broadly unknown, security policy from 2009 has […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO Partnerships


Feb 3, 2020

Professionalizing the Iraqi Army: US engagement after the Islamic State

By C. Anthony Pfaff

In this paper published by the US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff analyzes US-Iraq security cooperation.

Event Recap

Jul 31, 2014

The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Preview by Linda Thomas-Greenfield

By The Atlantic Council

The Africa Center hosted Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield for a public address previewing the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit.



Jul 25, 2014

Three Questions with Dr. J. Peter Pham on the 2014 Africa Summit

By The Atlantic Council

Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the upcoming 2014 Africa Summit, which will take place July 31 – August 8 in Washington, DC.


May 13, 2014

Intelbrief: Nigeria: The Limits of US Assistance

By Bronwyn Bruton

Bottom Line Up Front     Amid surging outrage in Nigeria and abroad—and the acute focus generated by the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign—over Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls, President Obama has promised that the US will do “everything it can” to help rescue them US support efforts are challenged in a number of ways to include […]



May 2, 2014

IntelBrief: The Eastleigh Crackdown & the Troubled Kenya-Somalia Relationship

By Joshua Meservey

Bottom Line Up Front The Somali and Kenyan governments are at war with the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab, but disagreements over the Kenyan Defense Forces’ actions in Somalia’s Kismayo region have strained the bilateral relationship. In April, Kenya launched a nation-wide security crackdown that targeted its domestic Somali population. Some four thousand were detained, including […]

East Africa Somalia


Apr 2, 2014

J. Peter Pham on Threats and Opportunities in the Sahel

By J. Peter Pham

Atlantic Council Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham authored a review essay on threats and opportunities in the Sahel for the forthcoming issue of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa.



Mar 18, 2014

Pham on Islamism in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Morocco

By J. Peter Pham

Atlantic Council Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham is the author of the reports on Islamism in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Morocco in the American Foreign Policy Council’s World Almanac of Islamism 2014, just published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Ethiopia Morocco


Feb 26, 2014

IntelBrief: Chad’s Ambiguous Role in African Security

By Sam Fishman

Bottom Line Up Front President Idriss Déby Itno has deployed Chadian armed forces into the violent political maelstroms unfolding in Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR), earning gratitude from Western donor powers and possibly transforming Chad—long considered a diplomatic backwater—into a regional powerbroker But Déby’s intervention in CAR has been controversial. International NGOs and […]