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May 16, 2024

Anger and defiance in Kharkiv as advancing Russian troops draw closer

By Maria Avdeeva

The mood in Kharkiv is a mix of anger, anxiety, and defiance as Ukraine's second city prepares to defend itself against a new Russian offensive, writes Maria Avdeeva.

Conflict Drones

In the News

May 8, 2024

Alkhatib quoted in The Guardian on student protests and Palestinian statehood

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

In the News

May 3, 2024

Charai in The National Interest: Nationwide Campus Protests Shock and Appall

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Middle East


Apr 17, 2024

US House resolution: Russian abduction of Ukrainian children is genocide

By Kristina Hook, Christopher Atwood

A recent US House resolution clearly articulates Russia’s genocidal crimes in Ukraine. Western leaders must now follow such statements with the necessary actions, write Kristina Hook and Christopher Atwood.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity

New Atlanticist

Apr 12, 2024

As Sogavare seeks reelection in the Solomon Islands, China’s influence is on the ballot

By Parker Novak

The April 17 elections in the Solomon Islands will determine whether the country doubles down on its ties with China or changes course.

Economy & Business Elections

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Climate crisis fuels change in MENA region

By Rabah Arezki

The region faces economic and political transitions amid geopolitical risks, climate change, and energy market shifts. Escalating conflicts are exacerbating instability. Climate change poses existential threats, intensifying water crises and domestic tensions. Socioeconomic transformation will be vital to meet youth aspirations and tackle polarization.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Damon quoted in Nation News Now on Palestinian mental trauma

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Feb 14, 2024

Five ways Imran Khan’s party used technology to outperform in Pakistan’s elections

By Uzair Younus

The result of the political party’s technological campaign strategy was a more engaged and informed electorate—and significant electoral gains.

Elections Pakistan


Jan 25, 2024

Putin accused of fast-tracking Russian citizenship for abducted Ukrainian kids

By Vladyslav Havrylov

Ukrainian officials have condemned a new decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in early 2024 simplifying the process of conferring Russian citizenship on Ukrainian children abducted from wartime Ukraine.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Dec 7, 2023

Damon interviewed by France 24 on aiding children in Gaza

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights