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Oct 22, 2021

Quirk offers suggestions for addressing threats from fragile states in Biden’s 2022 National Security Strategy

By Atlantic Council

On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to minimize threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]

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In the News

Oct 22, 2021

Nilofar Sakhi writes for 9Dashline: Afghanistan continues to pose a traditional and non-traditional security threat

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 22, 2021

Colin Powell’s glorious American journey

By Harlan Ullman

As a gentleman, Powell treated all people with great respect—no matter their rank or status.

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

IranSource

Oct 22, 2021

The Hazara community in Afghanistan is stuck in the middle between Iran and the Taliban

By Saumaun Heiat

With the Taliban having come to their second iteration of power and the announcement of a newly-formed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks, several stakeholders will see a shift in their relationships, namely Iran and Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority

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Interview

Oct 21, 2021

Interview with Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada

By Fariba Pajooh

Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada, joins Fariba Pajooh for an interview to discuss the fall of Kabul, the former Afghan government, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and more.

Afghanistan Corruption

SouthAsiaSource

Oct 21, 2021

Coping and surviving: Insights about today’s Afghanistan

By Omar Samad

Ambassador Omar Samad speaks with four Afghans, two of whom are still in Afghanistan, to discuss events leading to the fall of Kabul, the transition that is underway, and how each speaker is coping with new realities as Afghans facing grave humanitarian challenges are now in survival mode. 

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UkraineAlert

Oct 21, 2021

Now is the moment to transform Ukraine

By Kristina Kvien, Matti Maasikas, Melinda Simmons

Ukraine is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough towards judicial reform and transforming the rule of law situation in the country but President Zelenskyy must demonstrate the political will to overcome opposition.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Oct 21, 2021

Ukraine strengthens independence of key anti-corruption agency

By Anastasia Radina

Ukrainian MPs adopted a landmark law on October 19 that will safeguard the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the key agency in the country’s struggle against corruption.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

MENASource

Oct 21, 2021

A return to a constitutional monarchy may solve Libya’s problems

By Mustafa El Sagezli

When it comes to choosing their next chapter, some Libyans have already identified a promising path forward: restoring the 1951 constitution, which called for a representative, technocratic government with a hereditary monarch.

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New Atlanticist

Oct 20, 2021

Let them eat communiqués: Rich countries’ pandemic inaction

By Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Struggling countries came away with more questions than answers from last week's IMF and World Bank meetings.

Economy & Business G20

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