Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Azodi quoted in Forbes on Iran weapon exports

In the News

Iran Middle East
Illicit Networks-Zaranj

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Arms Control

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

McFate quoted in the Africa Report on the commercial nature of war in Libya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Mon, May 25, 2020

McFate quoted in the New York Times on the ways in which mercenaries are changing the nature of conflict in Libya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Conflict

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

How to counter Iran’s proxies

Solutions will emphasize political efforts to continue to isolate Iran from the international community, make dependence on Iranian support less attractive to its proxies, and cultivate partners who can provide the kind of good governance and responsible behavior that serve as a more attractive model than Iran’s divisive practices.

MENASource by Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff

Iran Iraq

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

President Iván Duque Márquez: Colombia’s domestic and regional opportunities and challenges

On Thursday, February 14, His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, president of the Republic of Colombia, discussed Colombia’s ambitious agenda for transitional justice, economic reform, and regional leadership. Duque, who was sworn in as president of Colombia in August 2018, was interviewed by CNBC Contributor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic […]

Event Recap by Chloe Zoeller, Katherine Pereira & Camila Hernandez

China Colombia

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

South Sudan arms embargo ‘weakens’ Salva Kiir

The US arms embargo on South Sudan not only sends a strong signal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, but ultimately “weakens his ability to hold on to power by force,” according to the Atlantic Council’s J. Peter Pham.

New Atlanticist

Weapons Trafficking

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Doubling down on Africa’s trafficking problem

Across Africa, trafficking is on the rise. Boko Haram’s kidnapping and sale of some of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls into slavery, Guinea-Bissau regressing into a “narco state,” and rebels loyal to the Mozambican National Resistance using poaching to sustain their fledgling movement are several examples in recent memory. These crimes are not isolated incidents. Rather, […]

AfricaSource by Liviya David

Africa English

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Innovation before scale

A better business model for transnational armaments cooperation The Royal United Services Institution has just published in RUSI Journal (vol. 161, no. 5, October–November 2016) the latest long essay of the Defense Industrialist project of the Atlantic Council. The abstract encapsulates our argument:     The traditional business model of transnational cooperation in armaments development and production is not […]

Defense Industrialist by Steve Grundman, James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 7, 2016

More rapidly remaking the military

Rapid capabilities offices, incremental investments, and a wave of public entrepreneurship may signal some needed cultural change. Egypt is getting more MRAPs. As Defense Industry Daily reported Wednesday, the US Defense Department is sending a second batch of surplus armored vehicles—to match the 762 already sent—“to equip Egyptian soldiers tackling Islamist militants in the Sinai […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business