Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The right way to get the region and the world behind Afghan peace

The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has been engaged in the country for the past two decades. However, without regional and international support and guarantee, any peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be in danger of falling apart as soon as it reaches the implementation phase.

SouthAsiaSource by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Atlantic Council hosts foreign minister of Somalia for a high-level roundtable

On Friday, January 15, the Africa Center and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative co-hosted a private roundtable featuring H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia. In his remarks, Mr. Abdirizak addressed issues of security, governance, elections, and regional relationships from Somalia’s perspective.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Civil Society

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Russia remains unwilling to end seven-year Ukraine war

Ukraine has repeatedly demonstrated its readiness to make compromises in order to secure peace with Russia but Moscow has so far refused to reciprocate, argues Ukraine's Deputy PM Oleksii Reznikov.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Can Bibi and Biden get along?

Few world leaders have been as close to Donald Trump as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has pushed policies—from suspected covert attacks against Iran to expanded settlements in the West Bank—that will likely antagonize the US president-elect.

Fast Thinking

Defense Policy Iran

Wed, Dec 16, 2020

To succeed, intra-Afghan talks must defer to the non-ideal

The negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban should just as much center on the question of whether we should ground political morality in a vision of a distinct Islamic polity (that of the Taliban or the Afghan government), or a non-ideal mode of Islamic governance reflecting the second-order and third-order preferences of the parties.

New Atlanticist by Muska Dastageer

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Khoury quoted in the Washington Post on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Hill on Morocco-Israel normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Experts react: What the Morocco-Israel deal means for the Middle East

Atlantic Council experts react to the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel and what it means for the wider region.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Africa Israel

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

NATO must adapt to Afghanistan’s generation shift or it will lose the peace

While the jihadi generation may be the ones who shape and sign a peace agreement with the Taliban, the youth bulge will have to implement and sustain it. They are the Afghans needed to achieve a common international aim: that nineteen one-year wars are not followed by nineteen one-year peace processes.

New Atlanticist by Ben Acheson

Afghanistan Conflict
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