The Millennium Leadership Program provides exceptional leaders aged thirty-five and under with unique opportunities to build a global network, engage directly with world leaders at flagship Atlantic Council events, develop key professional skills, and collaborate to have a global impact.
UkraineAlertMay 18, 2023
New Bernard Henri-Lévy documentary challenges Ukraine fatigue
By Melinda Haring, Jacob Heilbrunn
For anyone seeking to make sense of Russia’s war in Ukraine, viewing French public intellectual Bernard Henri-Lévy’s new feature-length documentary “Slava Ukraini” (“Glory to Ukraine”) isn’t an option. It’s a must.
TranscriptMay 11, 2023
How the women and girls of Iran have fueled their ‘unprecedented’ protests: Bravery, solidarity, and innovation
By Atlantic Council
Three recipients of the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award examined the antigovernment protests in Iran and the decades-long fight for gender equality and social justice in the country.
In the NewsMay 4, 2023
Engelke in The Hill discussing the polycrisis’ impact on the world’s youth
On April 28, Peter Engelke, along with UNICEF’s Jasmina Byrne, co-authored an op-ed for The Hill discussing the “polycrisis”: multiple near-simultaneous shocks, with strong independencies among them, taking place in an ever-more integrated world. This includes the likes of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing war in Ukraine, climate change, economic upheavals, and more. As these factors […]
New AtlanticistMay 3, 2023
It’s broken: The humanitarian response is keeping Syrians in a loop of helplessness
By Arwa Damon
The Atlantic Council's Arwa Damon shares insights from a recent visit to Idlib province in northwestern Syria, where the humanitarian situation remains dire.
New AtlanticistMay 2, 2023
India is now the world’s most populous country. Can its economy keep up?
By Irfan Nooruddin
A failure to harness the energies of the world’s largest population will not just be a tremendous missed opportunity. It will also be a millstone weighing down India’s future.
UkraineAlertApr 25, 2023
Russia’s invasion highlights the need to invest more in Ukrainian studies
By Oleksandra Gaidai
The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the need for greater international investment into Ukrainian studies but has also created huge challenges for Ukrainian academia, writes Oleksandra Gaidai.
Event RecapMar 24, 2023
Trajectories of Iraqi youth two decades after the 2003 invasion: Between aspirations and reality
By Britt Gronemeyer
On March 20, 2023, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a discussion with a number of young Iraqi civil society activists and prospective leaders to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
UkraineAlertMar 23, 2023
Child abductions reveal the genocidal intent behind Putin’s Ukraine invasion
By Peter Dickinson
Putin hoped his Ukraine invasion would secure his place among Russia’s greatest rulers. Instead, he looks destined to enter history as a genocidal dictator forever linked with the mass abduction of Ukrainian children, writes Peter Dickinson.
UkraineAlertMar 19, 2023
Putin the Pariah: War crimes arrest warrant deepens Russia’s isolation
By Anders Åslund
The ICC decision to indict Putin for war crimes is a highly consequential step that will deepen Russia’s international isolation while weakening Putin’s personal position both at home and abroad, writes Anders Åslund.
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