Oct 14, 2021

Open Skies agreement will deepen Ukraine’s European integration

By Peter Dickinson

The Open Skies aviation agreement signed in Kyiv on October 12 will strengthen connectivity between Ukraine and the EU while significantly enhancing Ukraine's ongoing European integration.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Oct 14, 2021

Is liberalism ending its losing streak in Central Europe?

By Petr Tůma

The Czech opposition's victory could inspire other democratic forces across the region.

Central Europe Civil Society

In the News

Oct 13, 2021

Nilofar Sakhi writes for Middle East Institute: The humanitarian and human security crises in Afghanistan

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Civil Society


Oct 13, 2021

Putin’s willing provocateur: Lukashenka escalates EU border crisis

By Brian Whitmore

Shots were fired at the Belarusian-Polish border last week as Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's hybrid war against the European Union threatened to escalate further amid the weaponization of migrants.

Belarus Conflict

In the News

Oct 9, 2021

Samad had an exclusive interview with Global News Canada to discuss Afghanistan under the Taliban 2.0 rule and how the world should respond to the country

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Oct 8, 2021

When Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa appeared at the Atlantic Council

Here's what she told the Council about the power of disinformation.

Civil Society Indo-Pacific


Oct 7, 2021

Ukraine seeks peace with the past

By Olesya Khromeychuk

Since becoming independent in 1991, Ukraine had been locked in relentless memory wars. Three decades on, the country may now be moving towards a new era marked by more meaningful commemoration of the troubled past.

Disinformation Resilience & Society


Oct 6, 2021

Pakistan’s domestic politics following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

By Dawood Ghazanavi

Though discussions abound about how South and Central Asia might align to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, the ramifications of the Taliban takeover will also play out in the domestic affairs of Kabul’s neighbors. Looking at the evolving relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, questions remain as to how Pakistani politics and society will change amid the cessation of conflict but new Taliban regime next door. 

Afghanistan Extremism


Oct 1, 2021

Sudan’s failed coup shows why military reform is a must

By Cameron Hudson

Sudan’s civilian leaders are facing off with the country's powerful military.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions


Sep 30, 2021

Europe’s new Russia policy must focus on human rights

By Dave Elseroad, Nora Wehofsits

As the European Union looks to review and update its Russia policy, it is vital EU leaders focus on the growing human rights crisis that is threatening to spill over from Russia itself and undo the EU's own post-1991 progress.

Civil Society European Union