Aug 3, 2022

Experts react: Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda, killed by US drone strike in Afghanistan

By South Asia Center experts

South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the US drone strike in Kabul that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda.

Afghanistan Middle East

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Kamal Alam quoted in TRTWorld: What will happen to Al Qaeda after Zawahiri’s assassination?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Drones

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2022

Experts react: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead. What’s next for US counterterrorism?

By Atlantic Council experts

For answers about what this strike means for al-Qaeda, the US approach to counterterrorism, and Afghanistan’s future, we turned to experts across our network.

Afghanistan National Security

In the News

Jul 19, 2022

Sakhi in The Hill: The Taliban has failed to gain legitimacy — what can be done?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy


Jul 15, 2022

Killer in the Kremlin: New book explores Vladimir Putin’s bloody reign

By John Sweeney

British journalist John Sweeney's new book "Killer In The Kremlin" offers a chilling portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin as a menace to global security whose entire reign has been marked by death and destruction.

Civil Society Conflict


Jul 15, 2022

Pakistan must stop accommodating the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Neha Ansari

Regardless of the outcome of this latest round of negotiations, Pakistan will have further provided legitimacy to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, which is responsible for killing and traumatizing thousands of Pakistani civilians and soldiers. Even if these talks succeed, Pakistan will lose. 

Afghanistan Pakistan

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jul 12, 2022

Shifting priorities: The US and the Middle East in a multipolar world

By Jonathan Panikoff

Middle Eastern leaders view the bipartisan progression of US disengagement across the region as an abandonment of its allies and security commitments. However, in Washington’s view, deprioritizing the Middle East is not the same as declining to prioritize it.

Democratic Transitions Middle East


Jul 1, 2022

Experts react: What the NATO summit breakthrough means for Turkey and the Alliance

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Atlantic Council IN TURKEY asks experts for their perspectives on the Turkey's agreement with Sweden and Finland to proceed with NATO accession.

NATO Northern Europe

In the News

Jun 24, 2022

Slavin quoted in Newsweek on Mike Pence’s support of the formerly designated terrorist group MEK in Iran

By Atlantic Council

Iran Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Jun 24, 2022

Turkey and NATO are stronger with each other. They must de-thorn their relationship.

By Alper Coşkun

Irritants that have weighed down the relationship between Ankara and its allies must be addressed sooner than later.

Defense Policy European Union