Oct 5, 2023

International avenues to hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable for human rights violations

By Lisandra Novo, Celeste Kmiotek, Elise Baker, Gissou Nia

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s discriminatory domestic legal framework and brutal suppression of dissent have left Iranians looking for international responses to their plight. This report aims to provide an overview of and recommendations relating to international avenues for accountability for atrocity crimes and human-rights violations committed in Iran.

Human Rights International Norms

New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2023

Gender apartheid is a horror. Now the United Nations can make it a crime against humanity. 

By Gissou Nia

The international community has an opportunity to codify the crime of gender apartheid in the United Nations’ crimes against humanity treaty. Learn more about gender apartheid from the Atlantic Council’s Gissou Nia.

Afghanistan Education
Signage is seen at the media centre during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India, Saturday, September 9, 2023. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

New Atlanticist

Oct 3, 2023

A lasting legacy of India’s G20: Trade opportunities for small businesses

By Gopal Nadadur

The India-led G20 has delivered some under-the-radar outcomes with big potential gains, most notably for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Sep 28, 2023

Western Balkans ‘nearshoring’ can turn the region into a strategic asset for the EU

By Valbona Zeneli

Focused attention is needed to advance an EU-driven economic growth plan and to accelerate the region’s EU accession.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looks across the room towards Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya as Zelenskiy addresses the United Nations Security Council during a ministerial level meeting of the Security Council on the crisis in Ukraine at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 20, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Segar

New Atlanticist

Sep 21, 2023

Russian War Report: Black Sea military operations approach NATO countries’ waters

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Zelenskyy expresses frustration at the UN, Russia seems unlikely to block YouTube, and the US drops new sanctions.

Conflict Digital Policy


Sep 20, 2023

Zelenskyy tells United Nations: Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine

By Taras Kuzio

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the UN this week that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine. Efforts to legally prove genocidal intent will likely focus on the genocidal rhetoric of Putin and other Russian leaders, writes Taras Kuzio.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Sep 20, 2023

Does the new Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation mark a sea change in transatlantic relations?

By Atlantic Council experts

A newly announced group of thirty-two countries aims for further collaboration on economic development, environmental protection, and maritime issues such as illegal fishing.

Africa Americas

Global China

Sep 18, 2023

Global China Newsletter: Xi stiffs the G20, turns to the Global South

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The September 2023 edition of the Global China newsletter.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 15, 2023

Charai in The Hill: We survived Morocco’s earthquake. Its reconstruction is another story

By Atlantic Council

I was in Marrakech, Morocco, walking with my 89-year-old mother, when the earthquake struck Haouz last Friday. After the earth shook, my mother couldn’t stop shaking. I gently carried her out of the family home, which may no longer be the refuge that it once was only seconds earlier. 

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

In the News

Sep 12, 2023

Kroenig quoted in Washington Examiner discussing how Biden should counter Chinese influence at the G20 summit

By Atlantic Council

On September 8, Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Atlantic Council vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center, was quoted by the Washington Examiner on how President Biden can undercut Chinese infrastructure investments—and the influence the PRC has gained from them—during the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in India. Dr. Kroenig notes that the United States […]

G20 International Organizations