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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

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Baby bottle coffee drinks and censorship: The ultimate guide to Arab TikTok

Although TikTok provides a platform for creative expression and political speech, repressive governments around the world attempt to censor users—and the Middle East is no exception. Those in charge are fearful of the app’s quick-sharing nature, which can allow anything from popular dances to government slander to spread rapidly.

MENASource by Samantha Treiman

Media Middle East

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Russian-language media: Can Ukraine compete with the Kremlin?

Putin's hybrid war against Ukraine has relied heavily on disinformation and the weaponization of Russian-language media, but Ukraine remains best-placed among the former Soviet republics to lead the fight back.

UkraineAlert by Mitchell Polman

Disinformation Media

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Corporate governance crisis continues at Ukraine’s state-owned enterprises

Efforts to reform corporate governance at Ukraine's many large state-owned enterprises are being hampered by a lack of political will and a desire to maintain lucrative corruption schemes.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Iran’s botched handling of the coronavirus may impact June election

Given the economic uncertainty, unrest in the upcoming election season is possible. An excessive vaccination fee, rumors of nepotism as the vaccination programs roll out, black market distribution of vaccines, or distribution of fake vaccines could ignite a wildfire—especially under current circumstances.

IranElections2021 by Masoud Mostajabi

Coronavirus Iran

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Reflecting on the Bring Back Our Girls movement

On Tuesday, April 13, the Africa Center convened a private event with Wall Street Journal reporters Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw for a discussion of their recently published investigative book Bring Back Our Girls, chronicling the infamous abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and the resultant social media-driven advocacy campaign and international response.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Extremism

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Ukraine’s cultural revival faces political challenges

Efforts are underway in Ukraine to defend the independence and transparency of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund amid concerns in Ukrainian civil society that toxic political practices are making a comeback.

UkraineAlert by Kateryna Botanova

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Event recap: “‘A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo’ with N.S. Vinodh and Shuja Nawaz”

On April 8, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a conversation with author N.S. Vinodh on his book, A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo: The Life and Times of Syud Hossain.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Nooruddin joins France24 to discuss COVID-19 vaccination in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Events

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Россия после Путина: первоочередные шаги новой власти

Online Event Мы не знаем, когда прекратит свое существование режим Путина, но он явно испытывает трудности. В своем новом докладе д-р Андерс Ослунд и д-р Леонид Гозман дают рекомендации о том, что следует сделать после завершения путинского правления.

8:00am Europe & Eurasia Political Reform Rule of Law Russia

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Strengthening US-Africa commercial ties

Online Event The Biden administration can revamp US-Africa policy by building on existing commercial policies, facilitating green growth, and deepening people-to-people ties.

2:00pm Africa Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Online influence in Georgia: A geopolitical crossroads

Online Event An expert conversation on the DFRLab's newest report, "Fighting for the Hearts and Minds of Sakartvelo: The Georgian information environment during the 2020 parliamentary election."

9:30am Cybersecurity Disinformation Elections The Caucasus