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

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

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Qaddour in JCL-MENA: Syria: The Constitutional Committee is No Longer Sufficient

In the News

Middle East Political Reform

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


Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The refugee question in the Middle East: Towards sustainable solutions

Online Event A conversation on the occasion of World Refugee Day about the challenges facing refugees in the Middle East.

10:30am Conflict Human Rights International Organizations Lebanon