Nov 29, 2022

Former moderate Dmitry Medvedev becomes Putin’s pro-war cheerleader

By Alexander Motyl, Dennis Soltys

Once seen in the West as a source of hope for better ties with Russia, former president Dmitry Medvedev has emerged since February 2022 as a pro-war cheerleader who regularly demonizes Ukraine on social media.

Conflict Disinformation


Nov 8, 2022

NATO, Nazis, Satanists: Putin is running out of excuses for his imperial war

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin has blamed his invasion on everything from NATO expansion to Nazis and Satanists. In reality, he is waging an old-fashioned war of imperial expansion with the end goal of extinguishing Ukrainian statehood.

Conflict Disinformation


Nov 7, 2022

The cyber strategy and operations of Hamas: Green flags and green hats

By Simon Handler

This report seeks to highlight Hamas as an emerging and capable cyber actor, and help the policy community understand how similar non-state groups may leverage the cyber domain in the future.

Conflict Cybersecurity


Oct 25, 2022

State capacity and support for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Federico Masera & Hasin Yousaf

Violent, criminal, and terrorist organizations’ functioning and success often rely on the support of the population in which they operate. Some scholars have hypothesized that to gain and maintain this vital support, violent organizations engage in the provision of goods and services.

Extremism Pakistan


Sep 6, 2022

As Pakistan’s Afghanistan policy fails, the Afghan Taliban moves against Islamabad

By Raza Khan Qazi

Islamabad’s long standing objective—to have a dependent government in Kabul—has finally burned to the ground.

Afghanistan Defense Policy

In the News

Aug 19, 2022

Plitsas in the Daily Signal on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

By Atlantic Council

Alex Plitsas comments on the US withdrawal and Afghan relocation effort

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Jul 27, 2022

Nasr and Riaz featured in The Print: Jihadists in Bangladesh are still going strong. Economic gains aren’t ‘wins’

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Economy & Business

In the News

Jul 26, 2022

Polymeropoulos in the Washington Examiner on the January 6 committee

By Atlantic Council

Marc Polymeropoulos discusses why the January 6 committee is critical to ensuring the continuation of American democracy.

Extremism Intelligence


Jun 30, 2022

Goodwill gestures and de-Nazification: Decoding Putin’s Ukraine War lexicon

By Peter Dickinson

From “goodwill gestures” to “de-Nazification” and “reclaiming Russian lands,” the Atlantic Council's Peter Dickinson decodes some of the key phrases from the lexicon of Putin’s Ukraine War into plain English.

Central Asia Conflict


Jun 29, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian genocide is proceeding in plain view

By Taras Kuzio

Western policymakers should be in no doubt that the many different Russian war crimes currently taking place in Ukraine are all part of a coherent plan developed by Vladimir Putin to commit genocide.

Civil Society Conflict