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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: COVID-19 as the next flu, the pandemic’s impact on retirement, and empowering women in Africa

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that demands more economic opportunities for women, for the sake of development in Africa.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa

The Kremlin has rapidly exploited the recent absence of Western involvement in the Central African Republic. Russian propaganda arms and security forces are propping up the country's embattled leader in exchange for decisive influence in the region.

Issue Brief by Nathalia Dukhan

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: A US resilience strategy, China’s trade boost, Europe’s new wave, and the pandemic’s threat to democracy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which democracies reign supreme—if there are many left.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Battle on the home front: Care for Ukraine’s veterans

The situation faced by veterans in today’s Ukraine is not just a human-interest story. The reintegration of veterans must be a priority for Ukraine’s government, its allies, and its NATO partners.

UkraineAlert by Lauren Van Metre

Conflict Human Rights

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Kremlin control of Crimea and the occupied Donbas has been disastrous for many religious groups

On September 16, Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and former US ambassador to Ukraine, testified before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom on the alarming state of religious freedom in the Russian Federation.

Testimony by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Conflict

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Event recap: The Rohingya Crisis: Three Years On, with Chatham House and the Atlantic Council

On Thursday, September 17, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center partnered with Chatham House to host a panel discussion on the Rohingya refugee crisis to discuss the evolution of the crisis as well as potential international solutions. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow of Chatham House’s Asia-Pacific Programme, and included: Dr. Rudabeh Shahid, nonresident senior fellow of the South Asia Center; Dr. Claire Smith and Ms. Susannah Williams of the Department of Politics at the University of York; and Dr. Ellen Stensrud, a researcher at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh East Asia

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

British foreign secretary: Post-Brexit Britain will pursue ‘distinct identity in the world’

Amid continuing uncertainty about the exact economic and political relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab explained that the United Kingdom wants to “be masters of our own destiny, not just domestically, but [also] in terms of the approach we forge internationally.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Human Rights Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Fernandes in UNESCAP: The Disaster and Health Nexus Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges Of Protecting At-Risk Communities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Why Ukraine needs a new approach to refugees

Refugees in Ukraine currently face an uphill battle, but if the Ukrainian authorities were to invest more in refugee resettlement programs, the country as a whole would inevitably benefit in the long run.

UkraineAlert by Eric Fritz

Human Rights Migration

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

#Don’tExecute: A semi-successful campaign against capital punishment in Iran

For the third time in less than two months, Iranians took to Twitter in late August to express their outrage over another death sentence handed out to a protester.

IranSource by Rebecca Stryer

Human Rights Iran