Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Veterans, war, and the arts: A celebration of military service

VETERANS DAY 2020 joined the Atlantic Council’s creative energy with the nation’s celebration of veterans on this day of remembrance. Featuring welcome remarks by Adrienne Arsht and keynote remarks by General David Petraeus, this flagship event introduced a film adaptation of the stage play “War Words,” telling the stories of the veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Event Recap by Olivia Popp

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Experts react: The United States designates Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

On January 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States is designating Yemen’s Houthi rebel group Ansar Allah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Atlantic Council experts react to the designation and what it means for the wider region.

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Warrick quoted in CBS News on Capitol insurrection

On January 7, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Thomas Warrick was quoted in an article by CBS News titled “Fears of new attacks after pro-Trump rioters breach Capitol.”

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Extremism National Security

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Taliban 2.0. – Have the Taliban really changed and learnt their lesson?

With negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban under way, many in the West and Afghanistan are banking on the fact that the Taliban movement has changed and that, having failed to defeat them militarily, it is time to embrace them. Although the latter is indeed true - that we have failed to defeat the Taliban militarily - the former deserves more scrutiny.

SouthAsiaSource by Tamim Asey

Afghanistan Human Rights

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Samad joins Figaro to discuss US withdrawal from Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

France: Lost in translation?

French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be feuding with the press again—but not in France, this time, but with the American media. The dust-up concerns the separation of church and state and comes as Macron, leader of one of the United States’ closest allies, prepares to launch a major new initiative in France’s fight against religious extremism.

New Atlanticist by Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

France Media

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Closing the accountability gap on human rights violators in the Islamic Republic of Iran through global litigation strategies

Gissou Nia presents recommendations for new laws, amendments to existing laws, and the creation of enforcement mechanisms to aid in the effort to combat impunity for the IRI’s human rights violations and atrocity crimes.

Report by Gissou Nia

Human Rights International Norms

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

From warriors to peacekeepers: What the future holds for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces

The eventual outcome of talks will determine whether the ANDSF is focused on protecting the state against its internal and external enemies, or is charged with resisting a renewed Taliban regime.

New Atlanticist by Tamim Asey

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Warrick joins Newsy to discuss the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

On November 30, Middle East Programs non-resident senior fellow Thomas Warrick gave an interview to Newsy on the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

In the News

Defense Policy Iran

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Warrick in Newsy on the implications of Iranian nuclear scientist assassination

On November 30, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Tom Warrick was interviewed by Newsy about the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist and the significance of this event to the United States and its allies.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran
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