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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Khuda hafez Afghanistan and maybe Pakistan!

20 years after invading Afghanistan to punish the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden, President Joe Biden is saying goodbye to Afghanistan. Regardless of the main reason why President Biden is extracting the US military and hence NATO from Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan may end up being sacrificed and left to the depredations of the Taliban and Islamic State.

SouthAsiaSource by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Pakistan

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Nawaz quoted in Nikkei Asia on President Biden’s orders of military withdrawal from the Afghan war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

“Expediting” the peace process degrades the conceptual integrity of peace

The United States must realize that securing a peace as just as the Afghan war has been unjust will require time. Degrading the conceptual integrity of peace has meant a dilution of the moral force behind the peace process.

SouthAsiaSource by Muska Dastageer

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Experts React: A royal rift in Jordan amid competing allegations of a coup & corruption

Atlantic Council experts react to the latest news of the royal rift in Jordan and how recent events may impact the country’s security, economy, and regional standing.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Middle East Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

Ahmad joins the Middle East Institute to discuss the potential outcomes of an Afghan interim government

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Darnal on Search For Common Ground’s panel: ‘Real Talk’: the hard choices that women peacebuilders face

On March 30, Aude Darnal participated in Search’s panel “Real Talk: the Hard Choices that Women Peacebuilders Face”. She discussed her experience as a female peacebuilder, and shed some light on overlooked issues related to women’s engagement in peacebuilding and conflict. “Women all over the world are dedicating their lives to building peace and ending […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Samad joins Tolo News to discuss peace talks in Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Dari

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Nawaz and Samad join CGTN America to discuss Afghan President Ghani’s response to the U.S. peace process proposal

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Event recap: “Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Leadership and peace”

The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security, hosted a conversation on the efforts made by Afghan women and their US partners to improve women’s leadership opportunities in Afghanistan, what these improvements mean for Afghan women, and the critical role women play in Afghanistan’s aspirations for long-term peace.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Human Rights