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Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Nurkin and Hu in The Hill on countering Chinese influence in multinational organizations

On October 9, The Hill published an opinion piece from Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellows Tate Nurkin and Evanna Hu discussing the need to counter Chinese influence in multilateral institutions. In this piece, they discuss how China has weaponized its role in international bodies like the United Nations and the International Technology Union to advance its foreign […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China International Norms

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Fernandes in UNESCAP: The Disaster and Health Nexus Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges Of Protecting At-Risk Communities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Manning in VOA: What is the “North Korea Problem” of the United Nations General Assembly?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Korea

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Hudson quoted in Foreign Policy on the politics behind leadership selection for the new United Nations mission to Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions
refugee resilience

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

Since 2014, Turkey has not only hosted the world’s largest refugee population but has also modeled a best practice for the global refugee policy discussion. Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike.

Report by Bastien Revel

Conflict Crisis Management

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Linscott in Law360: US Could Better Effect WHO Reform From Within

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International Organizations Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Coronavirus proves what Ukrainians already knew—the UN doesn’t work

The coronavirus crisis has left the United Nations badly exposed. This has not come as a surprise to many in Ukraine, where distrust of the UN has been strong since the start of Russian aggression in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Pavlo Klimkin and Andreas Umland

Coronavirus Ukraine

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

There is a better way to counter China in multilateral organizations: Lead with allies

There are plenty of reasons to be underwhelmed with the WHO’s performance in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration’s response to halt funding, however, will have the opposite of the intended effect. Rather than beginning a long overdue debate on Chinese influence over multilateral institutions, it will reinforce the very reason why Chinese influence has grown in the WHO and other institutions: US disengagement.

New Atlanticist by Gerard Araud and Benjamin Haddad

China Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Time for the European Union to reassert itself in the UN Security Council

Brexit has not only cost the European Union (EU) one of its members, but also a coveted permanent seat at the UN Security Council (UNSC). The UK and France often provided a reliable tandem for the European Union at the UNSC, but now London and Paris may start to diverge more prominently, since the UK is no longer obliged to coordinate its positions with EU member states through Article 34 of the Lisbon Treaty. To retain its influence and maintain its global geopolitical ambitions, the EU should look for another permanent seat on the UNSC.

New Atlanticist by Peter Pindják

European Union United Nations

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Real talk on Kyiv’s talks with Moscow

Ukraine must devise its bargaining position, and anticipate Russia’s, or it will be devoured in upcoming talks, left to the mercy of Putin as well as of France and Germany, both co-opted by Putin.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Democratic Transitions