May 15, 2022

Western advocates of appeasement need a crash course in Putinology

By Anders Åslund

The war in Ukraine has exposed the fundamental failure of international audiences to appreciate the true nature of modern Russia. Western advocates of appeasement clearly need a crash course in Putinology.

Conflict Disinformation


May 3, 2022

Protected: Allies: Video by Maria Victoria Llorente

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Americas Colombia

Event Recap

Apr 29, 2022

‘Blessing in Movement’ – Private Roundtable with Esawi Frej 

By Salwa Balla

On March 31, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs hosted a private roundtable with Esawi Frej, Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation.

Israel Middle East


Apr 13, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine War: Belarus dictator switches from arsonist to firefighter

By Brian Whitmore

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is trying to change his role in Vladimir Putin's Ukraine War from that of arsonist to firefighter as Belarusian public opinion firmly opposes any involvement in the conflict.

Belarus Conflict

In the News

Mar 22, 2022

Darnal at the Chicago Council: The Sahel and Western military assistance in Africa

By Atlantic Council

On March 22, Aude Darnal participated in a panel discussion on the future of the Sahel and Western military assistance in Africa. She advocated for reforming US security sector assistance, a redirection of funding from DoD to DoS, and greater emphasis on supporting locally-led long-term security sector governance and civilian-led initiatives aiming to prevent violent […]

Africa English


Mar 15, 2022

Russia’s veto makes a mockery of the United Nations Security Council

By Shelby Magid, Yulia Shalomov

Putin’s Ukraine War has fundamentally transformed the geopolitical landscape. This new reality must be reflected in the way the United Nations Security Council functions. If not now, when?

Conflict International Organizations

In the News

Mar 4, 2022

Connable in Lawfare: Ukrainian and Russian Will to Fight: An Early-War Assessment

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management


Mar 1, 2022

Afghanistan’s future after the Taliban takeover: Civil war or disintegration?

By Natiq Malikzada

Amid the withdrawal of foreign troops, the lingering issue of ethnic discord once again is rearing its ugly head across Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


Feb 24, 2022

Ukraine desperately needs help

By Andrey Stavnitser

As Russia declares war, Ukraine calls on the global community not to sit on the sidelines and to urgently stand with Ukrainians.

Conflict Economic Sanctions


Feb 11, 2022

Sahel: Moving beyond military containment policy report

By Pierre Englebert, Rida Lyammouri

Over the last ten years, violence and political instability have spread across the West African Sahel. Multiple foreign interventions and local governments have proved unable to stem the crisis.  This report analyses the multiple failures at the root of the crisis and makes innovative policy recommendations.

Africa Energy Markets & Governance