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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

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Ukraine must prepare for Putin’s next escalation now

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from positions close to the Ukrainian border, but this saber-rattling display highlights the need for Ukraine to prepare for the worst.

UkraineAlert by Vadym Denysenko, Ihor Popov, Ihor Tyshkevych, Ilya Kusa

Conflict National Security

Tue, Apr 27, 2021

The case for a more realist China policy

For Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Dr. Mathew Burrows, Director of the Atlantic Council's Foresight, Strategy and Risks Initiative, and Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler argue that it is high time to understand that by any measure, from demographics to economics, the world is no longer Western centric and that US strategy must be forward looking, not rest on past laurels.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict