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Fast ThinkingAug 24, 2021
FAST THINKING: A sanctioned Taliban now rules Afghanistan’s multibillion-dollar economy. How do we deal with that?
By Hagar Hajjar Chemali, Brian O’Toole
On this episode of Fast Thinking, Hagar Chemali and Brian O'Toole, both nonresident senior fellows with the Atlantic Council's GeoEconomics Center, discuss what it means for the Taliban to be sanctioned as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) and how China and Russia may try to influence the situation on the ground.
Fast ThinkingAug 19, 2021
FAST THINKING: Was the war worth it? Afghanistan’s former ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, weighs in
By Irfan Nooruddin
Long-time diplomat and steadfast women’s rights champion Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's former ambassador to the United States, joins South Asia Center Director Irfan Nooruddin for a special episode of Fast Thinking to share her thoughts on whether the war in Afghanistan was worth it, the crucial role of women in the country's future, and how to evaluate the Taliban’s promises.
Fast ThinkingAug 18, 2021
FAST THINKING: What does the fall of Kabul mean for India and Pakistan?
By Irfan Nooruddin, Harris A. Samad
On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Irfan Nooruddin sits down with Harris Samad to talk about the history at play, whether the two countries will be able to align in their approach with the new regime, and if the Taliban’s success will embolden other extremist groups in the region.
Fast ThinkingAug 15, 2021
FAST THINKING: What you need to know about the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
By Atlantic Council
What can the United States possibly do now to manage the fallout? How will all this reshape America’s global standing? Our experts penetrate the fog of war.
Fast ThinkingAug 12, 2021
FAST THINKING: What will a post-American Afghanistan look like?
By Irfan Nooruddin, William F. Wechsler
On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Irfan Nooruddin and Will Wechsler discuss how the United States can continue to support the Afghan government, break down three possible scenarios for what Afghanistan's plight could mean for the future of counterterrorism, and explain how regional players will shape the country's future.
Fast ThinkingAug 9, 2021
FAST THINKING: What the UN climate report didn’t say
By Atlantic Council
The report maps a path to avert planetary catastrophe if humans completely stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2050. But is that even possible?
Fast ThinkingAug 3, 2021
FAST THINKING: Dead activists, fleeing Olympians, and jailed journalists: Is this the new normal for Belarus?
By Melinda Haring, Doug Klain
Experts Melinda Haring and Doug Klain from the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center explain what's behind the regime's latest illegal actions abroad and discuss what's ahead for Lukashenka in Belarus as we approach the anniversary of the dictator's illegitimate reelection.