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New Atlanticist

May 23, 2024

Is the Assad regime finally facing some justice? What to know about the trial of Syrian officials in Paris.

By Atlantic Council

A landmark trial has begun in Paris of three former Syrian intelligence officials charged with torture, murder, and other crimes. 

Conflict France

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2024

Experts react: The ICC prosecutor wants Netanyahu and Hamas leaders arrested for war crimes. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council experts

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan just applied for arrest warrants for Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others.

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource

May 20, 2024

Parliament was dissolved in Kuwait and hardly anyone noticed

By Richard LeBaron

The conflict between the opposition-dominated parliament and the appointed cabinet is not new, and this is not the first time the parliament has been suspended.

Democratic Transitions Elections

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2024

What comes after Ebrahim Raisi

By Jonathan Panikoff

While the Iranian president's death in a helicopter crash was shocking, it is unlikely to change the country's strategic direction. Here's why.

Extremism Iran

Inflection Points Today

May 18, 2024

‘There are Evans everywhere’

By Frederick Kempe

The long-sought release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russia’s dreaded Lefortovo Prison matters “on a macro level.”

Corruption Human Rights

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2024

Five questions (and expert answers) about the shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts explain the implications of the assassination attempt against Fico and what could come next.

Central Europe Crisis Management

UkraineAlert

May 15, 2024

Georgia’s government uses Kremlin playbook to consolidate grip on power

By Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland

The Georgian government's efforts to adopt a Kremlin-style law imposing restrictions on civil society has sparked huge protests and led to questions over the country's future geopolitical direction, writes Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

In the News

May 14, 2024

McCord joins MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss Hope Hicks testimony

By Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Rule of Law

In the News

May 14, 2024

McCord quoted in Raq Story on Trump hush money trial

By Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Rule of Law

UkraineAlert

May 9, 2024

Russia’s Georgia strategy offers hints of Kremlin vision for Ukraine

By Nicholas Chkhaidze

Russia's attempts to force Georgia back into the Kremlin orbit via political control offer a hint of Moscow's vision for a future settlement with a defeated Ukraine, writes Nicholas Chkhaidze.

Conflict Disinformation

Experts