Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Dignity and fair negotiations is what we Afghans want

When the United States and its allies entered Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, it did not merely sign up to bring human rights to the Afghan people or to fight a local insurgent group. Indeed, the intervention was driven just as much by the US-led global war on terror, a fight in which we, the people of Afghanistan, have bled and sacrificed thousands of military and civilian lives alongside our US and NATO partners.

SouthAsiaSource by Ejaz Ahmad Malikzada

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Khuda hafez Afghanistan and maybe Pakistan!

20 years after invading Afghanistan to punish the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden, President Joe Biden is saying goodbye to Afghanistan. Regardless of the main reason why President Biden is extracting the US military and hence NATO from Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan may end up being sacrificed and left to the depredations of the Taliban and Islamic State.

SouthAsiaSource by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Pakistan

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building

As a world leader in innovation, Germany is well positioned to commercialize carbon removal technologies, and over the past six months, momentum and support for CCUS in the country has begun to build.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Reflecting on the Bring Back Our Girls movement

On Tuesday, April 13, the Africa Center convened a private event with Wall Street Journal reporters Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw for a discussion of their recently published investigative book Bring Back Our Girls, chronicling the infamous abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and the resultant social media-driven advocacy campaign and international response.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Extremism

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Event recap: “‘A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo’ with N.S. Vinodh and Shuja Nawaz”

On April 8, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a conversation with author N.S. Vinodh on his book, A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo: The Life and Times of Syud Hossain.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Busch in The Hill: US whiskey and wine exporters brace for a summer of tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the potential for EU tariffs on US whiskey and wine highlights the political nature of retaliatory tariffs and effectively rules out a tariff exclusion for the products.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Listen to women: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

NATO 20/2020 by Cori Lynne Fleser

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Event recap: “Whose voices count on Afghanistan? The politics of knowledge production”

On April 1, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted an event on the politics of knowledge production in Afghanistan and how we can make the policy space more representative and reflective of the peoples, histories, and realities on the ground.

Event Recaps by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Civil Society

Sat, Apr 3, 2021

Binnendijk in Defense News: NATO’s focus on China is too narrow

Hans Binnendijk published an article that urges Europe and NATO to acknowledge China’s multi-dimensional threats, and suggests how Europe can be better positioned to avoid Chinese aggression.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk

China Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Stefanini in The New York Times: Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in the New York Times on how the EU’s reputation has been impacted by its handling of the pandemic and its vaccination program.

In the News by Stefano Stefanini

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Digitalize the enterprise: NATO 20/2020 podcast

If NATO is to unlock new frontiers of innovation and harness emerging technology, digitalizing how it does business is the key.

NATO 20/2020 by Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative, featuring Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

On March 25, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center organized a strategy session on “Completing Europe: The Three Seas Initiative,” convened by Gen. James L. Jones, Jr. and Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Chairman and Co-Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Three Seas Programming. The roundtable featured opening remarks by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) who has lead Congressional support for the Initiative. […]

Event Recap

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Increasing ESG practices can help Asia reach goals of carbon neutrality

Although sustainable investment is growing rapidly, ESG investing in Asia is still at a nascent stage. To increase development, Asian governments should allow regulators to impose mandatory ESG reporting requirements, which evidence indicates is the most effective way to scale sustainable finance investment.

EnergySource by Songyee Jung

East Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Offshore wind and labor union partnerships: a boon for an equitable green recovery

The White House just released a plan to “jumpstart” the offshore wind industry in the United States, as one of the major catalysts to fulfill then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign promise to boost the energy transition and create ten million clean energy jobs in the process. Within the first week of his presidency, President Biden issued […]

EnergySource by Margaret Jackson and Maria Castillo

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Opportunity knocks for NATO and its partners in the Asia-Pacific

Although NATO and its Asia-Pacific partners have developed their relations over the past two decades, various constraints have limited the ambition and potential of these relationships. But there may be a change of the status quo on the horizon.

New Atlanticist by Mirna Galic

East Asia Indo-Pacific

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Transcript: After two centuries, the US-Colombia relationship is entering a ‘new chapter’

Colombian President Iván Duque, US Senator Roy Blunt, and US Senator Benjamin Cardin reflected on the two-hundred-year US-Colombia relationship and discussed the United States’ role in helping COVID-19 and migration strategies across Latin America.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Colombia Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The Biden-Harris administration should engage Pakistan if it hopes to negotiate productively with Iran

Returning the United States to a nuclear agreement with Iran represents one of the Biden-Harris administration’s most standout foreign policies. However, to succeed in the short-, medium-, and long-term, this goal will require a revamped approach to engaging Tehran that pointedly includes Pakistan.

SouthAsiaSource by Harris A. Samad

Iran Pakistan

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Event recap: “Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Leadership and peace”

The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security, hosted a conversation on the efforts made by Afghan women and their US partners to improve women’s leadership opportunities in Afghanistan, what these improvements mean for Afghan women, and the critical role women play in Afghanistan’s aspirations for long-term peace.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Forty years after: How Greece can help usher in tomorrow’s Europe

Today, as the European Union is reinvigorating its partnership with the United States and working toward enlargement in the Western Balkans, with the significant strategic support of Greece, the time is ripe for articulating our hopes and expectations for the emergence of a coherent, geopolitical European Union.

Feature by Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

European Union Greece