Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Russia’s collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars is a war crime

As Ukraine seeks international justice over the Russian seizure and occupation of Crimea, Kyiv should consider holding the Kremlin to account for the collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars.

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko

Conflict Human Rights

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Afghans’ views on the Doha peace process and the Biden administration’s review of the US-Taliban peace agreement

Over the last two years, many experts in Afghanistan and the international community have increasingly viewed the 2020 US-Taliban peace deal to be largely skewed to advantage the Taliban. The Biden administration’s step to review the agreement has thus been welcomed by many. In this blog, five Afghans who have lived under the increased threats and violence of the past year share their perspectives.

SouthAsiaSource by Makhfi Azizi

Afghanistan Human Rights

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Ukrainians protest “political justice” over activist jailing

The jailing of a high-profile Ukrainian activist has sparked protests over fears that his conviction represents politicized justice and a victory for pro-Kremlin forces within the Ukrainian establishment.

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Atlantic Council Launches “Stories of Human Resilience” with Anna Deavere Smith

Six-part series captures the essence of resilience through inspirational stories of overcoming extraordinary challenges. Washington, DC –– February 25, 2021 –– The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched Stories of Human Resilience – a groundbreaking video project with Emmy and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator Anna Deavere […]

Press Release


Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins NDTV’s Reality Check to discuss Disha, Dissent, and Democracy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Human Rights

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney in The Indian Express: India’s democratic exceptionalism is now withering away. The impact is also external

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Shahid joins PBS NewsHour to discuss the ongoing situation in Myanmar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state

We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.

Report by Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman

Civil Society Corruption


Fri, Mar 5, 2021

A conversation with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on education for all girls

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Going beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar approach, Ms. Yousafzai believes in expanding female participation in the formal labor force by creating opportunities and helping local partners break down societal barriers to the entry of women into the formal work force.

9:00am Education Pakistan South Asia Women

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

A conversation with Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Markus Dohle discusses the publishing industry and the important role that storytelling plays in strengthening our social discourse, lifting diverse voices and experiences, and promoting democratic values around the globe.

3:00pm Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

International Women’s Day 2021: The future of defense and security

Online Event The Honorable Michèle Flournoy and a diverse group of next-generation leaders analyze the unique impact of gender in the security challenges of the next decade and strategies to empower women in international security careers. 

9:00am Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society Security & Defense Women