Fri, Sep 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Who’s funding the Taliban?

On this episode of Fast Thinking, the Atlantic Council's Julia Friedlander and Mark Nakhla, the executive vice president of Kharon, dive into the Taliban's funding networks (don't miss the helpful visuals!), which are primarily outside the reach of the international finance system.

Fast Thinking by Julia Friedlander

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

What Afghanistan’s fall means for the future of NATO and Turkey

Former Turkish Ambassador Alper Coşkun joins the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY to discuss the implications of recent developments in Afghanistan to the NATO alliance and the future of Turkey's foreign policy and engagement with Afghanistan.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Aug 23, 2021

They aren’t listed, but make no mistake: The UN has sanctions on the Taliban

As the militant group settles in to rule Afghanistan again, sanctions remain one of the only viable points of leverage for the international community. Here's what the UN's own rules say.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Afghanistan Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Qaddour in Foreign Policy: When Humanitarian Aid Becomes a Bargaining Chip

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Organizations

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

What choices remain for the United States in Syria?

In a new issue brief Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour describe the challenges the United States faces in Syria, including Russia's attempt to expand the UN Strategic Framework as well the struggle to keep the UN humanitarian border crossings open in northern Syria.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour

Human Rights International Organizations

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

When sanctions violate human rights

Do sanctions violate human rights? Castellum.AI has developed a methodology to determine whether, and how, sanctions from particular countries violate human rights, designating Russia, Pakistan, and Turkey in that order as the biggest violators.

Report by Peter Piatetsky and Julian Vasilkoski

Economic Sanctions Human Rights

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Syrian lives in peril: The fight to preserve Syria’s last humanitarian border crossing

A new Atlantic Council report, “Syrian Lives in Peril: The Fight to Preserve Syria’s Last Humanitarian Border Crossing,” places humanitarian considerations at the forefront of the cross-border debate. In addition to examining the devastating impacts of losing Bab al-Hawa, this report explores the limitations of cross-line operations (from government-held areas of Syria to areas outside of its control), which are presented as feasible alternatives.

Issue Brief by Salman Husain, Yasmine Chawaf

Middle East Migration

Mon, May 31, 2021

Mezran quoted in Formiche on Dabaiba’s role

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Italian

Tue, May 25, 2021

Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Africa’s most overlooked crises and opportunities

Thomas-Greenfield spoke about US President Joe Biden’s outlook on Africa with Ambassador Rama Yade, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, at an event celebrating Africa Day and introducing the Africa Center’s new team and mission.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Africa Crisis Management

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Samad joins the AISS to discuss the feasibility of transition from a NATO-led mission to a UN-led mission in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict


Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Future of UN sanctions

Online Event Panel discussion on the future of targeted financial sanctions in the United Nations toolkit featuring Sue Eckert, George A. Lopez, Kimberly Prost, and Jacqueline Shire. This conversation is moderated by Howard Wachtel.

2:00pm Belarus China Economic Sanctions Ethiopia