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Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Tony Blinken on the Putin summit and why the ‘democratic recession’ matters for LGBTQI rights

The US secretary of state spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in honor of Pride Month, setting out the department’s priorities on LGBTI issues.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Afghanistan Human Rights

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Tony Blinken on putting the US ‘at the forefront of the fight’ for LGBTQI rights around the world

The US secretary of state appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in honor of Pride Month. Here's the transcript.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Responding to acute challenges in the Horn of Africa, with Finnish FM Pekka Haavisto

On Friday, June 18, the Africa Center hosted a private conversation on the situation in the Horn of Africa in advance of the June 21 Ethiopian general elections. The conversation featured Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Pekka Haavisto, who visited the region earlier this year under the mandate of European Union High Representative Josep Borrell.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Colombia’s National Strike: Overview of the Situation and Strategies Moving Forward

Amid the third peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colombia faces the longest and most destructive mass protests in recent history. The protests, which began on April 28, 2021, were triggered by a tax-reform bill proposed by the government to stabilize public debt and fiscal deficit. Despite the bill’s removal on May 2, 2021, protests continued […]

Issue Brief

Americas Civil Society

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Asat in the Wall Street Journal: “If Uyghur Lives Matter, the Olympics Should Move”

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Webinar: A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation on Tuesday June 22 at 11:00 AM US EST / 8:00 PM PKT to mark the release of the US edition of Zaidi’s book to discuss the issues faced by Zaidi as well as many younger immigrants and their families today. Also participating in the discussion will be Senior Foreign Affairs Reporter for the HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed, and Director of the Washington DC chapter of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) and Co-chair of the MPV Board of Trustees, Maliha Khan.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Human Rights Migration

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

What choices remain for the United States in Syria?

In a new issue brief Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour describe the challenges the United States faces in Syria, including Russia's attempt to expand the UN Strategic Framework as well the struggle to keep the UN humanitarian border crossings open in northern Syria.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour

Human Rights International Organizations

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

When sanctions violate human rights

Do sanctions violate human rights? Castellum.AI has developed a methodology to determine whether, and how, sanctions from particular countries violate human rights, designating Russia, Pakistan, and Turkey in that order as the biggest violators.

Report by Peter Piatetsky and Julian Vasilkoski

Economic Sanctions Human Rights

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Rayhan Asat Joins the Atlantic Council as Nonresident Senior Fellow

Rayhan will play a leading role in the Council’s growing work on international human rights and strategic litigation and accountability, with a particular focus on China and East Asia.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Central Asia China

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Shahid to join Simon Bowthorpe on Clubhouse to discuss the statelessness and persecution of Rohingyas

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Human Rights