Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Biden finally gets bold on Ethiopia. But will it bring peace?

The Biden team has launched its final and most elaborate warning shot before cracking down with sanctions against human-rights abusers in the Tigray region.

New Atlanticist by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Now is the time to recognize the genocide in Burma

A genocide designation would present a new avenue through which to punish the Burmese military.

New Atlanticist by Rehman Chishti and Knox Thames

Crisis Management Human Rights

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Why Ukraine’s Olympic bid could be a very smart move

President Zelenskyy has set his sights on bringing the Winter Olympics to Ukraine. For a country seeking to emerge from international obscurity, hosting the Olympics offers a range of exciting opportunities.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

America must lead the international response to Russia’s human rights crisis

US President Joe Biden took an important step in Geneva towards supporting Russian human rights defenders. America must now follow this up with concrete action to punish Moscow's abuses.

UkraineAlert by Dave Elseroad

Human Rights Russia

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

What these Russian elections will reveal about the Kremlin’s power

They're the last big test for the Kremlin before the 2024 presidential election.

New Atlanticist by Brian Whitmore

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Ukraine’s top soccer stars join the country’s Ukrainian language renaissance

Ukraine's national football team captain Andriy Yarmolenko recently conducted a press conference in Ukrainian, marking the latest small step forward in what is a wider renaissance of the Ukrainian language.

UkraineAlert by David Kirichenko

Resilience & Society Ukraine

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

The implications of the Taliban’s new government for Afghanistan

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, in partnership with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, recorded a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 14 to discuss what the future holds for Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s new government and recent political developments in the country.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Human Rights
A top-down view of a workspace including coffee, papers bearing the State Department logo, a laptop, a smartphone, and highlighters

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Upgrading US public diplomacy: A new approach for the age of memes and disinformation

A group of current and former State Department officials offer a set of principles and actions the Biden administration can adopt to strengthen US outreach efforts to overseas publics.

Issue Brief by Marta Churella, Wren Elhai, Amirah Ismail, Naima Green-Riley, Graham Lampa, Molly Moran, Jeff Ridenour, Dan Spokojny, and Megan Tetrick

Civil Society Internet

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

Chaudhary joins other experts at the American University to discuss the United States’ 20 years engagement in Afghanistan after 9/11

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Sat, Sep 11, 2021

Nawaz’s book “The Battle For Pakistan, published in 2020” was quoted in The Express Tribune

In the News

Afghanistan Conflict


Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Europe’s response to the Uyghur genocide

Online Event A conversation featuring two European parliamentarians taking action to address atrocities being committed against the Uyghur population.

11:30am China Europe & Eurasia European Union Human Rights

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Transitional justice and accountability in Libya

Online Event A discussion on legal reform and prosecution of international crimes; mass graves and forensic analysis; and promoting transitional justice and accountability in Libya.

9:00am Democratic Transitions Human Rights Libya Middle East

Wed, Oct 6, 2021

Meet the Council: Hispanic Heritage Month edition

Online Event Atlantic Council staff share their experiences during Hispanic Heritage Month edition as the organization continues to build on its strengths to better reflect a more global and diverse workforce.

4:30pm Americas Latin America Resilience & Society