ReportMar 28, 2023
Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave: A playbook for countering the authoritarian threat
By Hardy Merriman, Patrick Quirk, Ash Jain
This report seeks to catalyze support for nonviolent pro-democracy movements fighting against authoritarian rule by proposing new approaches and tools to support civil resistance movements, advancing a new international norm — the “Right to Assist” pro-democracy movements — and developing strategic and tactical options to constrain authoritarian regimes.
ReportMar 21, 2023
An imperative for women’s political leadership: Lessons from Brazil
By Valentina Sader, Isabel Bernhard
Women are essential to democracy, yet face systematic barriers to political entry and impact. Using the case of Brazil, we analyze the state of women’s political participation and of political violence against women. We propose timely, actionable approaches to reduce women’s unique political challenges and to further strengthen democratic health.
ReportMar 20, 2023
Humanitarian aid: Defining new areas of US-LAC collaboration
By Pepe Zhang, Isabel Bernhard
The US humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) system—well practiced and extensively developed—could further serve US and partners’ needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and beyond through targeted improvements. Based on our experience as HADR practitioners with operational and academic expertise, we share insights from many years of working with partners in the Americas.
ReportMar 16, 2023
The future of NATO C4ISR: Assessment and recommendations after Madrid
By Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
Current C4ISR capabilities, concepts, policies, and processes do not meet all of the Alliance’s needs. While much has been done to improve NATO C4ISR over the past decade, much work remains.
ReportMar 14, 2023
Improving Gulf security: A framework to enhance air, missile, and maritime defenses
By The Gulf Security Task Force
Looking at decades of US support and operations in the Gulf and recognizing a continued, arguably growing, air and maritime threat from Iran, the Atlantic Council Gulf Security Task Force developed a framework on how to best protect US and allies’ interests in this sensitive, always relevant region.
ReportFeb 27, 2023
A parallel terrain: Public-private defense of the Ukrainian information environment
By Emma Schroeder and Sean Dack
The report analyzes Russia’s continuous assaults against the Ukrainian information environment, and examines how Russian offensives and Ukrainian defense both move through this largely privately owned and operated environment. The report highlights key questions that must emerge around the growing role that private companies play in conflict.
ReportFeb 23, 2023
Russia’s influence in Africa, a security perspective
By Sarah Daly & Abdelhak Bassou
In partnership with the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS), the Africa Center is proud to present the joint report "Russia's influence in Africa, a security perspective", by Sarah Daly and Abdelhak Bassou, on the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine.