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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Free World Commission condemns Hong Kong security law

The Free World Commission, composed of influential lawmakers from leading democracies across the globe, condemned China’s recent enactment of a new security law in Hong Kong and called for governments around the world to recalibrate their relations with Beijing.


China Human Rights

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Salman as a moderator at the American Pakistan Foundation: Building Partnerships for Racial Justice

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Pakistan

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

What I dream of for Afghanistan

I was very young when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan forty years ago. It was the first time that I heard the sounds of helicopters overhead and gunshots in the streets, sounds that were completely alien to me and the city I had grown up in. Since then, not a day has passed where I […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Horia Mosadiq

Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Pandemic policing: South Africa’s most vulnerable face a sharp increase in police-related brutality

South Africa is one of several nations facing an international outcry over increases in COVID-19 related violence against civilians by security forces bent on enforcing quarantine measures. Since South Africa instituted a country-wide lockdown on March 27, the number of violent incidents by police against civilians has reportedly more than doubled with poor and vulnerable populations most affected.

AfricaSource by Katie Trippe

Africa Coronavirus

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Facing twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change, refugees will suffer the most

Since its emergence barely half a year ago, COVID-19 has infected more than 8.5 million people globally, and has killed at least 452,000. The pandemic—along with climate change—leaves the planet facing “perhaps its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Central bank digital currency can contribute to financial inclusion but cannot solve its root causes

In Part II of the Central Bank Digital Currency Series series, the GeoTech Center and guest author Nikhil Raghuveera examine how CBDCs can contribute to financial inclusion in a post-COVID-19 world.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera

Digital Policy Entrepreneurship

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

DisrupTV Special Edition: PM Malcolm Turnbull discusses

In a special edition of the DisrupTV series, Mr. Vala Afshar and Mr. R "Ray" Wang hosted Dr. David Bray, director of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center, alongside two GeoTech Center Fellows: former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, and Mrs. Lucy Turnbull, former Lord Mayor of Sydney.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Digital Policy

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Black lives also matter in the Arab World

When it comes to the essence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests—the call for an end to systematic and systemic racial discrimination—there is less willingness on the part of many people in the Arab world to acknowledge that such issues also afflict the Gulf, the Levant, and North Africa.

New Atlanticist by Tuqa Nusairat

Human Rights Middle East

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Why the George Floyd protests went global

Rarely if ever has one incident inspired such a broad global movement. Attention has focused not just on the United States and its abuses but also on entire systems of power, racism, and oppression, which have come under scrutiny and criticism in what amounts to a global teach-in.

New Atlanticist by Borzou Daragahi

Human Rights Resilience & Society

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Yade in African Arguments: An open letter from prominent Africans: We cannot remain silent

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Human Rights