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Thu, May 6, 2021

Blinken in Kyiv: US “stands strongly” with Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kyiv on May 6 for a high-profile visit as Ukraine continues to face the threat of a major Russian escalation in the simmering seven-year war between the two countries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, May 4, 2021

US should grant Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally status

As the Western world formulates its response to Russia's recent saber-rattling on the Ukrainian border, one option would be for the United States to grant Ukraine the status of Major Non-NATO Ally.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Russia

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Turkey and the new Libyan government: continuity, change, and new opportunities

The new Libyan leadership’s early moves on the international stage demonstrate its openness to engaging with all actors. Interim Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh's government's closest and most important international partner is Turkey, which, driven by strategic interests has continued to support the internationally recognized Libya government.

TURKEYSource by Karim Mezran and Dario Cristiani

Conflict Libya

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Iranian women in the year 1400: The struggle for equal rights continues

A new report outlines an image of women’s struggles for equality to help US policymakers better understand the intricacies of Iranian society and to design policies that support—but do not supplant or undermine—the women’s movement.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mehrangiz Kar and Azadeh Pourzand

Conflict Iran

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Energy sanctions can prevent a new Russian offensive in Ukraine

Expanding US sanctions policy to target Russia’s energy industry remains one of the most powerful remaining tools available to the democratic world as it seeks to deter further Russian aggression in Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Ariel Cohen and David Pasmanik

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Charting a course in Chad: Implications and analysis

On Thursday, April 29, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable on the evolving situation in Chad, featuring US, French, and Chadian perspectives.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Nawaz joins USIP to discuss progress in India-Pakistan relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict India

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Putin’s imperialism turns neighbors into enemies

Putin has instructed Kremlin officials to draw up a list of “unfriendly countries.” Although the identity of these countries is unconfirmed, media reports suggest the list will be dominated by Russia’s neighbors.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Eastern Europe

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Haring and Magid in the National Interest: How to solve the humanitarian crisis in Donbas

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Washington’s role and responsibility in Chad

In the midst of the fast-moving changes in Chad, there is an opportunity to begin to address the country's democracy and development deficits. As Washington contemplates its next steps, emphasis should be placed on listening to Chadians, engaging the African Union, pursuing on-the-ground diplomatic engagement, and acting quickly, yet strategically.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Civil Society

Events

Mon, May 10, 2021

Border battle: Assessing the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan clashes

Online Event The death and destruction wrought by the recent violence between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is a tragedy. How can Bishkek and Dushanbe avoid a security dilemma that might further destabilize an already tense situation?

12:00pm Central Asia Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Security & Defense