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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 […]

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

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

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Burrows in New Security Beat: Youth disillusionment as a danger to democracy

By Atlantic Council

On June 7, an article co-authored by Mathew Burrows was published by the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, which discussed the dangers of a growing cohort of youth who feel disillusioned by political failures. “Failing to examine youth engagement trends may be a serious blind spot— and thus a threat to democracy. It is a question […]

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Report

Jun 1, 2022

Do countries need freedom to achieve prosperity?

By Dan Negrea, Joseph Lemoine, Matthew Kroenig, Joel Kesselbrenner

The Freedom Index and Prosperity Index are two separate indexes that rank one hundred and seventy-four countries around the world according to their levels of freedom and prosperity.

Civil Society Corruption

Insights & Impact

May 25, 2022

McCord in NYTimes: Uvalde, Buffalo and the Semiautomatic Weapons That Terrorize Us

By Atlantic Council

Americas Civil Society

In the News

May 25, 2022

Darnal in Inkstick: The Global South and the war in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On May 25, Aude Darnal was quoted in the monthly edition of “Adults in a Room,” a series from Inkstick Media in collaboration with the New American Engagement Initiative. This month’s installment focused on the Global South’s perspectives on the war in Ukraine. “The new multipolar world, in which non-Western states will legitimately have greater […]

Afghanistan Conflict

UkraineAlert

May 24, 2022

Putin’s Mariupol Massacre is one of the 21st century’s worst war crimes

By Paul Niland

The Russian destruction of Mariupol ranks among the gravest crimes against humanity of the twenty-first century and sends a clear message to the international community that can be no compromise peace with Putin.

Conflict Democratic Transitions

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