Nov 30, 2023

Alissa Pavia testifies to Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

By Alissa Pavia

Alissa Pavia highlights the issue of major refugee and migration flows affecting the Middle East and North Africa region.

Human Rights Middle East


Oct 31, 2023

Attempted airport pogrom highlights rising antisemitism in Putin’s Russia

By Joshua Stein

An attempted pogrom in southern Russia's Republic of Dagestan has sent shock waves around the world and raised serious questions about the rising tide of antisemitism in Putin’s Russia, writes Joshua Stein.

Conflict Disinformation


Oct 26, 2023

Arming Ukraine is cheap compared to the far higher price of Russian victory

By Peter Dickinson

Anyone concerned by the cost of supporting the Ukrainian war effort should consider the far higher price the Western world would have to pay in order to stop Putin following a Russian victory in Ukraine, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Sep 28, 2023

Israel is joining the US Visa Waiver Program. Here’s what that means.

By Atlantic Council experts

Israelis will be able to visit the United States for up to ninety days without a visa. But the change is about more than border bureaucracy.

Economy & Business Israel


Sep 28, 2023

What’s behind the strengthening UK-Turkey partnership?

By Ilayda Nijhar

As the United Kingdom adjusts to its post-Brexit reality, Turkey is emerging as a key partner with converging interests.

Economy & Business Migration


Sep 6, 2023

Belarus dictator weaponizes passports in new attack on exiled opposition

By Hanna Liubakova

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has banned the country's embassies from issuing or renewing passports in a move that critics see as his latest escalation against Belarus's exiled pro-democracy opposition, writes Hanna Liubakova.

Belarus Civil Society


Aug 3, 2023

Irregular migration from North Africa: Shifting local and regional dynamics

By Matteo Villa and Alissa Pavia

Irregular migration from North Africa to Europe, especially through the Central Mediterranean route connecting Libya and Tunisia to Italy, is increasing once more. Italy has witnessed a surge in irregular arrivals, with approximately 136,000 migrants disembarking between June 2022 and May 2023, almost comparable to the high arrival period of 2014-2017 when around 155,000 migrants landed each year.

Human Rights Italy

Atlantic Debrief

Jun 30, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief – What were the main takeaways from the EUCO summit? | A Debrief from Dave Keating

Ben Judah sits down with Dave Keating, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and France 24 Brussels correspondent, to discuss the developments from the summit and the main political debates.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 22, 2023

Pavia joins BBC World Service to discuss potential outcomes as EP’s committee visits Lampedusa for a search and rescue fact-finding mission.

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Human Rights


Jun 20, 2023

‘Any nationality just not Syrian’: Refugee deportations surge in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

By Arwa Damon

While Syria’s neighboring countries have long been struggling to host their Syrian refugee populations, with many, like Lebanon, being in a complete crisis of their own, the sheer lack of care provided to refugees is inhumane.

Civil Society Human Rights