Blog PostOct 1, 2021
A Digital Asset Bill of Rights
By Michael Greenwald
Even though some may say the UN is not as effective as it was set to be, its soft power continues playing a substantial role in shaping our international community. The US government should take the lead in developing The Digital Asset Bill of Rights for Non-Authoritarian Countries to set internationally the founding principles for understanding the future of modern stores of value and means of exchange.
AfricaSourceSep 24, 2021
Make way for Wakanda: The UN Security Council needs an African seat
By Rama Yade
The Security Council was built on the principle of sovereignty and equality of all nations. Its democratization and reformation are overdue—and must consider Africa.
UkraineAlertSep 23, 2021
Zelenskyy slams UN inaction over Putin’s Ukraine war
By Peter Dickinson
In a strongly worded address at the UN, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that failure to confront Russian aggression in Ukraine will have grave consequences for international security.
Fast ThinkingSep 21, 2021
FAST THINKING: Biden’s UN reality check
By Atlantic Council
President Biden spoke of "relentless diplomacy” at the UN on Tuesday. But can that relentlessness overcome transatlantic strains, not to mention a still-raging pandemic and climate crisis?
Fast ThinkingSep 3, 2021
FAST THINKING: Who’s funding the Taliban?
By Julia Friedlander
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.
TURKEYSourceAug 27, 2021
What Afghanistan’s fall means for the future of NATO and Turkey
By Atlantic Council IN 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.
New AtlanticistAug 23, 2021
They aren’t listed, but make no mistake: The UN has sanctions on the Taliban
By Brian O’Toole
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.