Issue BriefJun 14, 2021
What choices remain for the United States in Syria?
By Nate Rosenblatt and Jomana Qaddour
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.
ReportJun 11, 2021
When sanctions violate human rights
By Peter Piatetsky and Julian Vasilkoski
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.
Issue BriefJun 4, 2021
Syrian lives in peril: The fight to preserve Syria’s last humanitarian border crossing
By Salman Husain, Yasmine Chawaf
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.
New AtlanticistMay 25, 2021
Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Africa’s most overlooked crises and opportunities
By Katherine Walla
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 AtlanticistDec 16, 2020
The top ten risks and opportunities for 2021
By Mathew Burrows, Robert A. Manning
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.