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UkraineAlert

May 15, 2024

Georgia’s government uses Kremlin playbook to consolidate grip on power

By Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland

The Georgian government's efforts to adopt a Kremlin-style law imposing restrictions on civil society has sparked huge protests and led to questions over the country's future geopolitical direction, writes Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

MENASource

May 15, 2024

Saudi women are learning financial literacy and it’s helping the country grow

By Hanaa Almoaibed

Since the launch of Vision 2030, economic developments have pushed women to be more independent and in control of their finances.

Civil Society Economy & Business

IranSource

May 10, 2024

The Islamic Republic claims to support US student protests, but it crushed its own student uprising

By Arash Azizi

No matter what the state-run hardline outlets publish or broadcast in Iran, Iranians remember the domestic repression they’ve seen with their own eyes.

Civil Society Iran

UkraineAlert

May 7, 2024

Ukraine’s second city is struggling to survive amid relentless Russian bombing

By Maria Avdeeva

Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, is struggling to survive amid a campaign of relentless Russian bombing that aims to make the city unlivable, writes Maria Avdeeva.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

May 3, 2024

Charai in The National Interest: Nationwide Campus Protests Shock and Appall

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Middle East

UkraineAlert

May 2, 2024

Ukraine’s new mobilization law leaves demobilization issue unresolved

By Elena Davlikanova, Kateryna Odarchenko

Ukraine urgently needs to replenish the ranks of the country's depleted military, but the recently adopted mobilization law fails to address the key issue of demobilization, write Elena Davlikanova and Kateryna Odarchenko.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

May 2, 2024

Vinograd on CBS about President Biden’s comments on university campus protests for Palestine

On May 2, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Samantha Vinograd appeared on CBS News commented on the public safety factors in President Biden’s comments about student protests for Palestine on university campuses.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Apr 29, 2024

Climate change doesn’t have to result in greater gender inequity in the Caribbean

By Wazim Mowla

Caribbean climate policy design and resource allocation must incorporate the voices and interests of the region’s women and girls.

Caribbean Civil Society

UkraineAlert

Apr 29, 2024

Bombs and disinformation: Russia’s campaign to depopulate Kharkiv

By Maria Avdeeva

Russia is deploying disinformation alongside bombs as it seeks to demoralize Kharkiv residents and depopulate Ukraine's second city, writes Maria Avdeeva.

Civil Society Conflict

IranSource

Apr 26, 2024

Everything you need to know about Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi and his death sentence

By Khosro Kalbasi Isfahani and Andrea Alice Richardson

On April 24, a revolutionary court in Iran sentenced dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi to death on charges of “spreading corruption on the Earth.”

Civil Society Human Rights

Experts