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Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Warrick testifies for the House Committee on Homeland Security

Forward Defense and Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East programs Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick testifies for House Committee on Homeland Security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Lukashenka vs. Europe

The autocratic regime of Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is intensifying its ongoing cold war against Europe via a series of threats to block trade routes along with ongoing moves to flood the EU with illegal migrants.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus European Union

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why the Moïse assassination is Haiti’s worst-case scenario

The murder leaves a power vacuum atop a country battling rampant crime and COVID-19—with no obvious succession plan in place. What’s going on in Haiti and how will it reverberate across the region?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Caribbean Coronavirus

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Event recap: A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

On June 11, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation co-hosted author Mohsin Zaidi for a conversation on his new book, A Dutiful Boy: A memoir of a gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance, and the underlying issues it addresses relating to race, gender identity, social class, religious discrimination and more. […]

Event Recap by Areeba Atique

Human Rights Migration

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Belarus dictator weaponizes illegal migrants against EU

Kremlin-backed Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has recently begun weaponizing migrants in his escalating confrontation with the European Union and neighboring countries Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Migration

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Biden-Erdoğan icebreaker could set the stage for a bilateral thaw

Biden and Erdogan emerged from a long meeting on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO summit upbeat and positive, setting the stage for dialogue and progress in bilateral relations. Turkey and the United States share an expansive list of disagreements and tensions points as well as mutual interests and opportunities. Both sides are unanimous on the importance of bilateral relations but it remains to be seen how the two countries will manage their current challenges.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Conflict International Organizations

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Expert React: The key takeaways from the Biden-Erdoğan Meeting

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels on June 14 for the first time since Biden's election. Atlantic Council experts offer their reactions on the meeting and its key takeaways.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Conflict Defense Technologies

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation on Tuesday June 22 at 11:00 AM US EST / 8:00 PM PKT to mark the release of the US edition of Zaidi’s book to discuss the issues faced by Zaidi as well as many younger immigrants and their families today. Also participating in the discussion will be Senior Foreign Affairs Reporter for the HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed, and Director of the Washington DC chapter of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) and Co-chair of the MPV Board of Trustees, Maliha Khan.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Human Rights Migration

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Syrian lives in peril: The fight to preserve Syria’s last humanitarian border crossing

A new Atlantic Council report, “Syrian Lives in Peril: The Fight to Preserve Syria’s Last Humanitarian Border Crossing,” places humanitarian considerations at the forefront of the cross-border debate. In addition to examining the devastating impacts of losing Bab al-Hawa, this report explores the limitations of cross-line operations (from government-held areas of Syria to areas outside of its control), which are presented as feasible alternatives.

Issue Brief by Salman Husain, Yasmine Chawaf

Middle East Migration

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Shahid to join Simon Bowthorpe on Clubhouse to discuss the statelessness and persecution of Rohingyas

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Human Rights