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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NK News on new approach toward North Korean nuclear missiles

On January 20, 2021, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in NK News for his comments on how the incoming Biden administration should deal with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. He argued that the focus should be to prevent further […]

In the News

Arms Control East Asia

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bhasan Char: An inflection point in the Rohingya refugee crisis?

On December 4, 2020, Dhaka followed through on its promise to move refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, starting a new, unpredictable chapter in the Rohingya crisis. However, Bhasan Char does not solve these problems as much as it relocates them. Separating some refugees from others does not address the underlying drivers of crime within the refugee camps. If anything, relocation splinters aid response, and further attenuates humanitarian space.

SouthAsiaSource by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Civil Society

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FD senior military fellows in National Interest on the Constitutional commitment of the US military

Forward Defense senior military fellows US Navy Commander Ronald Fairbanks, US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Crouch, and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mulder published an article in the National Interest titled "Above politics: The US military will always defend the constitution."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Ukraine’s business community has high hopes for the Biden presidency

Many Ukrainians are optimistic that incoming US President Joe Biden can play an historic role in helping Ukraine complete the country's post-Soviet transition and free itself once and for all from oligarch control.

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The right way to get the region and the world behind Afghan peace

The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has been engaged in the country for the past two decades. However, without regional and international support and guarantee, any peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be in danger of falling apart as soon as it reaches the implementation phase.

SouthAsiaSource by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ambassador Verma joins CSIS: Role of subnational diplomacy in India’s climate change goals

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing December 2020

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Events

Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Future foreign policy series featuring Rep. Ro Khanna

Online Event The Atlantic Council's New American Engagement Initiative presents a conversation featuring Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th District) in discussion with Vox's Jen Kirby.

3:00pm Arms Control Conflict International Norms Middle East

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration

Online Event Joe Biden promised to return America to the world stage and support fellow democracies. Belarus may need this support most urgently.

2:00pm Belarus Civil Society Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe

Online Event Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev explains the country’s current situation, post-COVID-19 priorities, and roadmap for reform, as the Atlantic Council launches its report exploring the way forward for North Macedonia on its path toward Euro-Atlantic integration.

8:00am Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations

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