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Jun 23, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Is Biden’s approach to Latin America a problem?

By Atlantic Council

On June 23, Christopher Preble co-hosted a new iteration of the Net Assessment podcast in the War on the Rocks network about the Summit of the Americas. By all accounts, the Summit was poorly organized, and attending leaders were unimpressed with the lack of consultation before the event and with the initiatives set forth by […]

Americas Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Jun 21, 2022

“Historic victory for women’s rights”: Ukraine ratifies Istanbul Convention

By Iryna Slavinska

Ukraine has this week ratified the Istanbul Convention in a major step toward greater protections against domestic and gender-based violence as the country seeks to make further progress in its European integration bid.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 21, 2022

What would EU candidate status mean for Ukraine?

By Peter Dickinson

Ukrainians expect the country to be granted official EU candidate nation status at this week's summit of European leaders but what would this mean for Ukraine's broader ambitions for greater Euro-Atlantic integration?

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Jun 20, 2022

Time for EU leaders to honor Ukraine’s long fight for a European future

By Mark Temnycky

Ukraine hopes to receive official EU candidate nation status this week as the country's long struggle for a European future enters a new phase while Ukrainian forces continue to defend against Russian invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Jun 19, 2022

Croatia’s remarkable national journey is a source of hope for Ukraine

By Vladyslav Rashkovan

Croatia's journey from war and partial occupation by a more powerful neighbor to membership of the European Union is a source of inspiration for Ukrainians as they fight against Russia's ongoing invasion.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2022

A new transatlantic relationship for the Middle East and North Africa

By Alexandra Kaiss

On June 7, the Atlantic Council’s (AC) North Africa Initiative hosted an event, “New Transatlantic Relations for the Middle East and North Africa,” in collaboration with US Embassy Rome and Centro Studi Americani. Moderated by Karim Mezran, director of the AC’s North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, the event explored […]

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Event Recap

Jun 15, 2022

The Middle East and North Africa in the New Geopolitical Disorder

By Otto Lanzavecchia

While the US seems to be disengaging from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is rife with lingering tensions and subject to geopolitical turmoil, other external actors fill the void. All while the European Union (EU) mostly ignores the wider Mediterranean until it becomes impossible to ignore. An expert panel held by the Atlantic Council and the Med-Or Foundation in Rome delved into the drivers and strategic reasons behind the region’s newfound centrality on May 31, 2022.

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Kadhim quoted in CNN on the step-down of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s entire group of 73 lawmakers in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Iraq Political Reform

UkraineAlert

Jun 13, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s dark journey from economic reformer to war criminal

By Anders Åslund

Vladimir Putin's recent boasts of waging war in Ukraine to "reclaim" historic Russian land mark a new low in his journey from would-be economic reformer to unapologetic authoritarian and enthusiastic imperialist.

Conflict Corruption

In the News

Jun 13, 2022

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on the unresolved political division among the Shiite political spectrum in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

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