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Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The top ten risks and opportunities for 2021

COVID-19, the kind of “grey swan” event that is predicted but never pinpointed in time, finally came calling in 2020. Drawing on years of foresight experience at the US National Intelligence Council, we are assessing the top 10 risks and opportunities in the new year, for the US in particular, but with global implications.

New Atlanticist by Mathew Burrows, Robert A. Manning

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: Meet the picks for Biden’s national security team

Joe Biden’s selections for his incoming national security team are coming in fast. But what’s the bigger picture that’s coming into focus?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Intelligence

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

In the News by Atlantic Council

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