Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Event recap: “Whose voices count on Afghanistan? The politics of knowledge production”

On April 1, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted an event on the politics of knowledge production in Afghanistan and how we can make the policy space more representative and reflective of the peoples, histories, and realities on the ground.

Event Recaps by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Civil Society

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Strapped for dollars, the Syrian government is forcing its citizens to pay up

A decade since the start of the popular uprising, the Syrian lira is in an unprecedented freefall after years of armed conflict, an economic crisis in neighboring Lebanon, deep-seated corruption and cronyism, and Western economic sanctions targeting Syrian government officials as well as Syrian-operated industries.

MENASource by Reem Salahi

Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Davidzon in The Critic: Amnesty International is wrong to brand Alexei Navalny an anti-hero

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Corruption

Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Cimmino in Providence: Integrate religious freedom into the next National Security Strategy

Global Strategy Initiative assistant director Jeffrey Cimmino argues the United States should integrate religious freedom as a foreign policy tool in the next National Security Strategy, citing its importance for well-functioning democracies and its possible uses in great-power competition with China.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Hu interviewed by Government Matters on need for diversity

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Evanna Hu published an article in the Hill titled "Defense acquisition reform is critical going forward."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Event recap: “Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Leadership and peace”

The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security, hosted a conversation on the efforts made by Afghan women and their US partners to improve women’s leadership opportunities in Afghanistan, what these improvements mean for Afghan women, and the critical role women play in Afghanistan’s aspirations for long-term peace.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Human Rights

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Protecting the world’s trans population requires political representation

There is one group of women that has been left behind in conversations about gender-based issues: trans women. Global leaders must change the narrative to advance a trans-inclusive agenda

New Atlanticist by Joseph Rojas, Jr.

Human Rights Latin America

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Salahi quoted in Al Jazeera on seeking justice in Syria

In the News

Conflict Human Rights

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

The China plan: A transatlantic blueprint for strategic competition

China presents the United States and its partners with the most serious set of challenges they have faced since the Cold War. To manage this challenge, transatlantic nations need a blueprint to build a common approach.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, James Danoy, Franklin D. Kramer, Connor McPartland, Christopher Skaluba, Clementine G. Starling, Didi Kirsten Tatlow

China Europe & Eurasia