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UkraineAlert by Denis MacShane

Dec 2, 2021

Russian threat should revive Ukraine’s stalled domestic reform efforts

UkraineAlert by Denis MacShane

The threat of a major escalation in Russian aggression should help revive Ukraine's stalled domestic reform efforts and push the country towards the transformation that Ukrainians have been demanding for decades.

Civil Society Conflict

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Dec 2, 2021

The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq’s deferred priorities

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

The Iraqi government correctly recognized that the response to this assault on democracy shouldn’t involve unconstitutional and extra-judicial means, as this would essentially be aiding the perpetrators—whoever they might be—in accomplishing what they failed to impose by violence.

Iraq Middle East

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Dec 1, 2021

The world must carefully engage with Afghanistan. Here’s how.

New Atlanticist by Harris A. Samad

Ignoring Afghanistan would be a catastrophic mistake for the international community—as would be a rush to recognize the Taliban.

Afghanistan Crisis Management

In the News by Atlantic Council

Dec 1, 2021

Klain in The Hill: Putin’s Russia is all we feared it would be

In the News by Atlantic Council

“For years, experts have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his country from the nascent democracy that emerged in 1991 at the end of the Soviet Union to a revanchist, revisionist power seeking to aggressively reassert the Kremlin’s primacy — both in the world and at home in Russia. Individual flashpoints over the […]

English Politics & Diplomacy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Dec 1, 2021

Sakhi deliver Biannual McMillan-Stewart Lecture on Afghanistan’s Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Issues and Regional Implications

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

IranSource by Anonymous

Dec 1, 2021

Iran’s COVID-19 deaths ‘2.5 times higher’ than health ministry numbers

IranSource by Anonymous

Despite reassuring statistics, Iran—which already has the highest number of deaths and cases in the Middle East—appears to be entering a sixth wave of COVID-19 with no end in sight.

Iran Middle East

UkraineAlert by Sergiy Tsivkach

Nov 30, 2021

Transforming Ukraine into an international manufacturing hub

UkraineAlert by Sergiy Tsivkach

Ukraine is taking steps to build on the country's huge potential as a major international manufacturing hub and is now seeking to attract international investment that can drive further economic growth.

Economy & Business Education

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 30, 2021

Schuman in The Atlantic: What the Peng Shuai Scandal Is Really About

In the News by Atlantic Council

On November 30, 2021, Michael Schuman published a story in The Atlantic, “What the Peng Shuai Scandal Is Really About.” The piece explores how Beijing’s response to the scandal “undercuts its campaign to present the Chinese system as a model for the world.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

Nov 29, 2021

Africa’s digital infrastructure is the next playing field for great-power competition

AfricaSource by Aubrey Hruby

US-China competition will be shaped by efforts to support Africa's digital infrastructure.

Africa Digital Currencies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 29, 2021

Schuman on the American Foreign Policy Council’s Great Power Podcast

In the News by Atlantic Council

On November 29, 2021, Michael Schuman was interviewed for the American Foreign Policy Council’s Great Power Podcast about “the evolution of China’s strategic culture throughout its dynastic era – and how it shapes the Chinese Communist Party’s practice of foreign policy today.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

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