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Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The right way to get the region and the world behind Afghan peace

The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has been engaged in the country for the past two decades. However, without regional and international support and guarantee, any peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be in danger of falling apart as soon as it reaches the implementation phase.

SouthAsiaSource by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Veterans, war, and the arts: A celebration of military service

VETERANS DAY 2020 joined the Atlantic Council’s creative energy with the nation’s celebration of veterans on this day of remembrance. Featuring welcome remarks by Adrienne Arsht and keynote remarks by General David Petraeus, this flagship event introduced a film adaptation of the stage play “War Words,” telling the stories of the veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Event Recap by Olivia Popp

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Atlantic Council hosts foreign minister of Somalia for a high-level roundtable

On Friday, January 15, the Africa Center and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative co-hosted a private roundtable featuring H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In his remarks, Mr. Abdirizak addressed issues of security, governance, elections, and regional relationships from Somalia’s perspective.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Civil Society

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Putin’s war drives Ukraine towards true independence

Thirty years since the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine is no longer part of Vladimir Putin's informal empire but the country continues to struggle with the legacy of centuries spent under Russian domination.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

The way forward in Afghanistan: How Biden can achieve sustainable peace and US security

Afghanistan may actually now have a chance to achieve some form of political settlement and significantly reduced violence.

New Atlanticist by James B. Cunningham, Hugo Llorens, Ronald E. Neumann, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Afghanistan Conflict

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Russia remains unwilling to end seven-year Ukraine war

Ukraine has repeatedly demonstrated its readiness to make compromises in order to secure peace with Russia but Moscow has so far refused to reciprocate, argues Ukraine's Deputy PM Oleksii Reznikov.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Ukraine counting on Biden’s support in struggle against Russian authoritarianism

Many Ukrainians have high hopes for US President-elect Joe Biden. They see cause for encouragement in Biden’s nuanced understanding of Ukrainian affairs honed through years of engagement.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

All roads lead to Ukraine in Putin’s global hybrid war

For the past seven years, Russia has been waging a campaign of hybrid hostilities against the West. This confrontation began in Ukraine, and events in Ukraine remain central to what has become a new Cold War.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

International Criminal Court is no panacea for Ukraine

The International Criminal Court announced plans in December 2020 for a probe into possible war crimes committed in Ukraine since 2014, but past experience indicates the road to justice will be long.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko

Conflict International Organizations

Events

Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Future foreign policy series featuring Rep. Ro Khanna

Online Event The Atlantic Council's New American Engagement Initiative presents a conversation featuring Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th District) in discussion with Vox's Jen Kirby.

3:00pm Arms Control Conflict International Norms Middle East

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