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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Biden finally gets bold on Ethiopia. But will it bring peace?

The Biden team has launched its final and most elaborate warning shot before cracking down with sanctions against human-rights abusers in the Tigray region.

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Nawaz joins DW News to discuss the latest development in Afghanistan

Insights & Impact

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Beyond the peninsula: Prospects for US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

This report assesses the prospects of US-ROK regional cooperation in the Indo-Pacific under South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) and US Indo-Pacific strategy, providing recommendations for policymakers in Washington and Seoul on enhancing US-ROK economic engagement outside of the Korean peninsula.

Report by Miyeon Oh

Digital Policy East Asia

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Reloading Ukraine’s corporate governance reforms

Ukraine's corporate governance reforms have come under scrutiny this year following controversial developments at Naftogaz. Can new legislation get this important reform initiative back on track?

UkraineAlert by Iaroslav Zhelezniak, Andriy Boytsun, Oleksandr Lysenko

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

How Russia made Apple and Google complicit in its internet crackdown

Just as voting opened in Russia, Apple and Google deleted an app from their stores published by Alexei Navalny's team designed to deliver candidate recommendations. Here's why that signals an international problem.

New Atlanticist by Dylan Myles-Primakoff, Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Elections

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Syria after the fall of Kabul: A European perspective

There is at least one common factor between Syria and Afghanistan: just as the Taliban has not changed once it took back power, the Bashar al-Assad regime will not change once its power is affirmed.

MENASource by Michel Duclos

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Kroenig discusses AUKUS agreement on BBC World News

On September 16, BBC World News interviewed Matthew Kroenig about the new AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kroenig argued that the partnership is important for deterring or defending against a Chinese attack in the Indo-Pacific. He also noted that AUKUS signals that democracies can work together to address […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

What these Russian elections will reveal about the Kremlin’s power

They're the last big test for the Kremlin before the 2024 presidential election.

New Atlanticist by Brian Whitmore

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Iran’s environmental woes could be Raisi’s Achilles heel

Among the challenges encountered by the Islamic Republic of Iran, climate change looms as one of the most serious, disrupting, and even life-threatening issues facing both rural and urban populations. This threat has worsened at a time when Iran is politically polarized, ideologically fractured, and economically embattled.  

IranSource by Javad Heiran-Nia and Mahmood Monshipouri

Energy & Environment Iran

Events

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

A conversation with European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton discusses COVID-19 and the EU’s digital and industrial policy agendas.

11:15am Digital Policy Economy & Business European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Russia’s parliamentary elections, explained

Online Event As Russians go to the polls on September 19, the Kremlin has been cracking down harder than ever to get the electoral results it wants. What are the real results of this year's Duma elections?

9:00am Civil Society Elections Political Reform Russia

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Iranian public opinion as Raisi takes the stage

Online Event A discussion surrounding the polling data on Iranian public opinion on domestic, regional, and international issues, surveyed by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.

12:00pm Economy & Business Iran Middle East Politics & Diplomacy