Issue Brief

Aug 15, 2022

Beyond munitions: A gender analysis for Ukrainian security assistance

By Cori Fleser

Allies need to incorporate human security into their bilateral military assistance to Ukraine.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia


Aug 14, 2022

Russia’s invasion has highlighted Ukraine’s nation-building progress

By Anders Åslund

Ukraine's remarkably resilient response to Russia’s February 2022 invasion has highlighted the impressive nation-building progress made by the country since the chaotic early years of the post-Soviet era.

Civil Society Conflict


Aug 12, 2022

Guide to wartime Kyiv: City on the frontlines of European history

By Andreas Umland

Visiting wartime Ukraine is certainly an extreme option but a trip to today’s Kyiv offers an opportunity to witness world history in the making while providing Ukrainians with meaningful moral and material support.

Civil Society Conflict
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Aug 12, 2022

Pakistan at 75: Learning from history to chart a better future

By Uzair Younus and Ilhan Niaz

As it celebrates seventy-five years of independence, Pakistan today “requires a change in political thinking across the political class,” says historian and author Dr. Ilhan Niaz.

Conflict Migration


Aug 11, 2022

Generation UA: Young Ukrainians are driving the resistance to Russia’s war

By Mehri Druckman

Generation UA: From politics and the military to civil society and journalism, the post-independence generation of young Ukrainians is driving the country's remarkable fight back against Russia's invasion.

Civil Society Conflict

Event Recap

Aug 10, 2022

Event recap: Should overseas Pakistanis have a vote in Pakistan?

By Vrinda Batra

On August 4, 2022, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center along with the Muslim American Leadership Alliance hosted an in-person conversation on the history, politicization, and future of overseas voting in Pakistan.

Civil Society Elections


Aug 9, 2022

Flawed Amnesty report risks enabling more Russian war crimes in Ukraine

By Lillian Posner

Amnesty International's recent report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilian lives has sparked a wave of international criticism and is being actively used by the Kremlin to justify Russian bombing of civilian targets.

Civil Society Conflict

Event Recap

Aug 8, 2022

Why NATO must make gender central to its security thinking

By Alvina Ahmed

On July 15, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in NATO's strategies as the alliance looks to implement its new Strategic Concept and defend against malign actors.

Conflict Defense Policy


Aug 8, 2022

Putin has forced Ukrainians to view Russian culture as a weapon of war

By Kate Tsurkan

Efforts to reduce Russia's cultural footprint in Ukraine have sparked criticism but in reality it is Putin who has weaponized Russian culture and forced Ukrainians to view the likes of Pushkin and Dostoevsky as tools of empire.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Charai in the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune: Letter from the publisher

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords, their importance has only grown. The accords—the culmination of a process of peace and reconciliation between Israel and four Arab countries—opened the doors to trade and tourism, as well as scientific and diplomatic cooperation. Read Charai’s latest in the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune […]

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