Tech at the Leading Edge

Sep 29, 2022

The ITU election pitted the United States and Russia against each other for the future of the internet 

By Konstantinos Komaitis and Justin Sherman

Earlier this morning, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) elected American candidate Doreen Bogdan-Martin as the agency's Secretary-General. Even with her election, the future role of the ITU in internet governance remains uncertain, and the organization will face challenges in the future debate over respecting extant internet processes while trying to drive genuine progress—and Beijing and Moscow will certainly not sit on the sidelines.

Cybersecurity United Nations

Britain Debrief

Sep 28, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What was the Queen’s diplomacy? | A Debrief from Professor Philip Murray

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History at LSE and author of Collapse, on how Gorbachev saw Lenin, Europe and Ukraine.

Africa Australia


Sep 27, 2022

Here’s what a Marshall Plan for the DRC could look like

By Jean-Paul Mvogo

The development progress the DRC witnessed in the 1970s is now lost. A massive economic assistance program equivalent to the Marshall Plan may be necessary to recover what's been lost.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo


Sep 26, 2022

From the UN to The Late Show, Ukraine’s diplomats are winning

By Pete Shmigel

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba recently quipped at the UN that "Russian diplomats flee almost as aptly as Russian soldiers.” This one-liner was typical of the creative diplomacy that is bolstering Ukraine's war effort.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2022

Multilateralism needs an overhaul. Here’s where to start.

By Yomna Gaafar

The world is growing more volatile by the day—but leaders are acting within a system ill-equipped to handle the moment.

Economy & Business International Financial Institutions

Global Citizen Awards

Sep 19, 2022

Atlantic Council to honor heads of state, artistic and business leaders at 11th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards

Highlight of UN General Assembly Week honors individuals who make unique contributions towards improving the world NEW YORK –SEPTEMBER 19, 2022—The Atlantic Council today announced that the 11th Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo; President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö; Prime Minister of […]

United Nations


Sep 14, 2022

The complex reality behind Vladimir Putin’s nuclear blackmail in Ukraine

By Suriya Jayanti

Putin's recent efforts to blackmail European leaders by threatening a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine reflect Russia's use of fear and energy as foreign policy tools.

Conflict Disinformation


Sep 9, 2022

Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine demands special international tribunal

By Olena Khomenko

Ukraine is urging the international community to establish a special tribunal in order to prosecute Russia for the crime of aggression and bring an end to the impunity that is fueling the Putin regime's criminal foreign policy.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Aug 31, 2022

The war in Ukraine is an opportunity to upgrade the transatlantic architecture. Here’s how.

By Ira Straus

Atlantic leaders should treat the current conflict—just as they did the Cold War—as an opportunity to improve institutional capabilities.

Crisis Management European Union


Aug 31, 2022

Russia must be held accountable for committing genocide in Ukraine

By Danielle Johnson

Efforts to hold Russia accountable for genocide in Ukraine will involve war crimes trials but must also focus on the broader challenge of addressing Russia's historical sense of impunity, writes Danielle Johnson

Conflict Disinformation