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Fast Thinking

Aug 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: Was the war worth it? Afghanistan’s former ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, weighs in

By Irfan Nooruddin

Long-time diplomat and steadfast women’s rights champion Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's former ambassador to the United States, joins South Asia Center Director Irfan Nooruddin for a special episode of Fast Thinking to share her thoughts on whether the war in Afghanistan was worth it, the crucial role of women in the country's future, and how to evaluate the Taliban’s promises.

Afghanistan Education

In the News

Aug 16, 2021

Chhibber on Economic Times: What India needs to do to fulfill its tryst with destiny

Economy & Business Education

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2021

Here’s what we’re reading this summer

By Andrew R. Marshall

Even in the depths of summer, our deeply thoughtful (and widely read) staff at the Atlantic Council keep their mental gears churning. Here are some summer reading suggestions from us for the beach, mountains, or backyard.

Civil Society Education

The future is here

Jul 31, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: We’re not in the clear yet, so here’s what to read while you wait

By Andrew R. Marshall

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which there are plenty of bookworms.

Coronavirus Education

MENASource

Jul 26, 2021

An “illiterate generation”—one of Iraq’s untold pandemic stories

By Hezha Barzani

The devastating impacts of COVID-19, coupled with years of spillover effects of violent conflict and extremism, have already proved to be detrimental to students whose education and future career ambitions already receive limited attention.

Education Iraq

In the News

Jul 14, 2021

Goldin quoted in Politico on World Youth Skills Day

By Nicole Goldin

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Economy & Business Education

UkraineAlert

Jul 7, 2021

Escape from empire: Ukraine’s post-Soviet national awakening

By Taras Kuzio

The evolution of Ukrainian national identity since 1991 has had repercussions far beyond Ukraine’s borders that have transformed the geopolitical climate and plunged the world into a new Cold War.

Conflict Education

The future is here

Jun 18, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The G7’s pandemic plans, a ‘variant of concern,’ and alarm bells in Africa

By Andrew R. Marshall

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which Africa faces lasting pandemic and vaccination problems.

Coronavirus Education

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2021

Event recap | Reimagining education in a rapidly changing era

By the GeoTech Center

A GeoTech Hour discussion exploring how to link education to the jobs of today and tomorrow, to ensure what people learning gives them the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge to succeed amid global change.

Education Technology & Innovation

The future is here

Jun 11, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: NATO’s defense against pandemics, US vaccine diplomacy, and a new era in finance

By Andrew R. Marshall

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which there's a grassroots disturbance in high finance.

Coronavirus Education