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Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Nov 24, 2021

FAST THINKING: Germany finally gets a (colorful) new government

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

The traffic light is a go. Nearly two months after they handed a narrow victory to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)‚ German voters finally have their next chancellor. SPD chief Olaf Scholz will lead the country’s first government without Angela Merkel at the helm in sixteen years after his party struck a deal with the […]

Democratic Transitions Elections

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Nov 23, 2021

Sudan’s ‘democratic transition is inevitable,’ says the country’s just-resigned foreign minister

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Al-Madhi warned that the political agreement signed Sunday by Hamdok and Sudan’s top general “was more supportive to the coup” than the pro-democracy movement.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist by Marko Attila Hoare

Nov 19, 2021

Bosnia’s power-sharing deal is coming undone. Here’s how to fix it.

New Atlanticist by Marko Attila Hoare

Bosnia and Herzegovina faces the prospect of breaking up. The West must stand tough against Republika Srpska's threat of secession.

Democratic Transitions International Norms

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Nov 9, 2021

How to get Biden’s democracy summit right

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Rose Jackson

Two of the Council’s democracy experts say the upcoming Summit for Democracy needs to take aim at autocrats’ tools by focusing on anti-corruption and tech standards, and elevating civil society.

Civil Society Corruption

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Nov 8, 2021

De-oligarchization of Ukraine is President Zelenskyy’s top priority

UkraineAlert by Andriy Yermak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's anti-oligarch agenda holds the key to Ukraine's reform ambitions and is vital for the country's future national security, argues presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert by David Clark

Nov 6, 2021

Ukraine’s anti-oligarch law could make President Zelenskyy too powerful

UkraineAlert by David Clark

President Zelenskyy has trumpeted the country's new anti-oligarch law as a meaningful step towards curbing the power of Ukraine's oligarch class, but critics fear it may actually make Zelenskyy himself too powerful.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Article by Atlantic Council

Nov 3, 2021

Workshop on freedom and prosperity in the Greater Middle East and North Africa

Article by Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, on October 28, in collaboration with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and the Tunisian Council for International Relations, hosts the second in a series of virtual workshops on strengthening economic freedom, rule of law, and representative government in different regions across the world. This […]

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 2, 2021

Riaz joins WGLT FM 89.1 to discuss “the rise of autocrats and democratic backsliding”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

Oct 29, 2021

Sudan’s coup wasn’t a failure of US diplomacy. It was the dawn of a new era in Africa.

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

In a context where Washington’s voice is diluted amid competing powers vying for influence in Africa, Sudan has emerged as the ultimate battleground.

Africa Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Oct 25, 2021

Sudan’s prime minister warned of a ‘failed state’ in 2019. Now he’s under arrest.

New Atlanticist

Here's what Abdalla Hamdok told the Atlantic Council during a 2019 visit to Washington.

Africa Civil Society