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Wed, May 12, 2021

Ambassador Nathan Sales, Former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, joins the Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Amb. Sales will contribute extensive senior government experience to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on counterterrorism, national security, and human rights.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

English Human Rights

Tue, May 11, 2021

Afghanistan: What now to avoid disaster?

Avoiding complete defeat for US goals after the military withdrawal will require swift, coordinated action from Washington. Five former top US diplomats to Afghanistan reveal how to do it.

New Atlanticist by James Cunningham, Hugo Llorens, Ronald E. Neumann, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Afghanistan Conflict
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Iranian women in the year 1400: The struggle for equal rights continues

A new report outlines an image of women’s struggles for equality to help US policymakers better understand the intricacies of Iranian society and to design policies that support—but do not supplant or undermine—the women’s movement.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mehrangiz Kar and Azadeh Pourzand

Conflict Iran

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Darnal on Search For Common Ground’s panel: ‘Real Talk’: the hard choices that women peacebuilders face

On March 30, Aude Darnal participated in Search’s panel “Real Talk: the Hard Choices that Women Peacebuilders Face”. She discussed her experience as a female peacebuilder, and shed some light on overlooked issues related to women’s engagement in peacebuilding and conflict. “Women all over the world are dedicating their lives to building peace and ending […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Warrick in the Cipher Brief on domestic terrorism

On March 17, FD Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick and former DHS official Javed Ali published an article in the Cipher Brief titled "Grants to fight terrorism are only the beginning."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism National Security

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

The war on Afghanistan’s journalists

In recent months, Afghan journalists and media workers have been subjected to unprecedented levels of attacks. In just four months, twelve journalists have been killed and many more have been targeted. The chilling effect of this violence is the creation of a kind of fear that we have never felt before.

SouthAsiaSource by *Popal

Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Samad joins CGTN to discuss what’s next in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford weigh the benefits of continuing Trump’s approach to Afghanistan and China

On February 19, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they debate America’s goals for Afghanistan and the merits of a US troop withdrawal, along with the Biden team’s approach to China policy.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan China

Events

Fri, May 21, 2021

“I’ll Meet You There” with Iram Parveen Bilal and Shuja Nawaz

Online Event A conversation with filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal and Atlantic Council Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on Bilal's Film “I'll Meet You There".

2:00pm Civil Society Migration Pakistan Resilience