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Sat, Apr 18, 2020

Kabul attack: Overseas Indian fighters haunt India’s interests abroad

This is the first instance when IS has used an Indian national to spread terror on the handful of remaining Sikh residents in Kabul. The symbolism of an Indian fighter indiscriminately gunning down worshippers is not lost on India, which promises to provide citizenship to the religiously-persecuted Afghan Sikh community. The attack has brought home a haunting realization that Indian nationals who joined jihadist groups like al-Qaeda and the IS in Syria and Afghanistan pose a tremendous security threat and are likely to be used to attack Indian interests at home and abroad.

New Atlanticist by Shweta Desai

Afghanistan India

Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Book review of Nawaz’s “The Battle for Pakistan” in The Tribune: Insightful reading of Pakistan-US relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Pakistan

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

‘African Security: An Introduction’ book launched with discussion of US security engagement in Africa

On Wednesday, April 8, the Africa Center hosted the virtual book launch of African Security: An Introduction, featuring a topical discussion of emerging trends in African security with authors Dr. John Siko and Dr. Jonah Victor. They were also joined by Ms. Brittany Brown, who formerly served on the National Security Council (under both Obama and Trump) and is now chief of staff for the International Crisis Group.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Conflict

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Atlantic Council Future of DHS Project mentioned in ExecutiveBiz

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Cybersecurity

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Removing Sudan’s terrorism designation: Proceeding with caution

No aspect of US policy towards Sudan has garnered more scrutiny, from both inside and outside the country, than Sudan’s continued designation on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list. But the issue itself—whether Sudan should remain on the list and what would be required to remove it—is vastly complicated.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Bello quoted in Le Point Afrique on the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Aman in Responsible Statecraft: How U.S.-Iran Tensions Are Impacting South Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Iran

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Nawaz in The Indian Express: Shuja Nawaz’s new book explores differences between Pakistan army and radical elements

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Political Reform

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

US targets al-Qaeda leader: What it means for Yemen and the US counterterrorism mission

"When the United States is able to identify a terrorist abroad who threatens Americans, in the vast majority of cases the solution is relatively simple," William Wechsler says. "Simply reach out through law enforcement or intelligence channels and ask the local government to arrest them. Unfortunately, there remain a few places in the world in which the host governments have no practical ability to do so—indeed, in some of these places legitimate government authorities face a high risk of being killed if they tried. Yemen is one of these places."

New Atlanticist by Masoud Mostajabi

Conflict Terrorism

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Prisoner exchange lifts the veil on Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine

Moscow's insistence on the inclusion of figures with no apparent relationship to the conflict in eastern Ukraine during a recent prisoner exchange has exposed the nationwide scale of Russia's hybrid hostilities against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Karatnycky

Conflict Non-Traditional Threats