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Nov 9, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: Khalifa Haftar can make or break Libya’s Paris Peace Conference

By Atlantic Council

After years of murder and misery, long-suffering Libyans finally have a ray of hope: the Paris Conference on Libya, scheduled for November 14, 2021. Ahmed Charai “America’s support for the Libyan peace process is strongly signaled by the presence of U.S. vice president Kamala Harris” Charai argues. Read Charai’s latest in the National Interest on […]

Africa Conflict

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: The fight for Afghan women’s rights is just the beginning

By Atlantic Council

While the US government needs to work with the Taliban to evacuate trapped Americans and allies, there can be no talk of “normalizing relations” with the Taliban until it normalizes its treatment of women and ethnic minorities, and the US has a major role to play in protecting human rights, argues Ahmed Charai.

Afghanistan Extremism

In the News

Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Pham joins BBC to discuss the coup in Guinea

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Aug 23, 2021

Charai in The Hill: Refugees can be a step toward redemption for Afghanistan failures

By Atlantic Council

While the chaos of the sudden US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been unpopular, the United States can redeem itself by providing humanitarian assistance for all Afghans without exception, says Ahmed Charai.

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Jul 21, 2021

Charai in The Hill: As the world reopens, surging detentions and abuses isolate China

By Atlantic Council

Sponsors are facing increased pressure to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics. How can China avoid the embarrassment of a widespread boycott? Release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, argues Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai.

China Human Rights

In the News

Jun 14, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: The last days of Netanyahu

By Atlantic Council

For the first time since Israel’s formation in 1948, elected Arab leaders have not only lent their votes to a governing coalition but joined it. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai’s latest in the National Interest on Israel’s new coalition government and its implications.

Israel Middle East

In the News

May 25, 2021

Yade joins the House Foreign Affairs Committee to speak on African innovation and leadership

By Atlantic Council

To mark the occasion of Africa Day, Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade joined the US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 25 for a roundtable on African entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership and how to build stronger US-Africa ties.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

May 13, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: Crisis alert: Hostile Israel-Palestinian clashes could escalate

By Atlantic Council

The recent outbreak of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians may prove deadlier than any other clashes in recent years. Though so far the Biden administration has “struck the right tone,” Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai argues, there is much more the United States can do to de-escalate the situation and work with parties to finally find solutions and reconcile.

Conflict Israel

In the News

Apr 28, 2021

Charai in The Hill: Allies will make the difference in exiting Afghanistan, dealing with Iran

By Atlantic Council

Within recent weeks, the Biden administration has made clear its priority goals in Central Asia: withdrawal from Afghanistan and renewed outreach to Iran. US cooperation with allies will be the key to achieving these goals, argues Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai.

Afghanistan Iran

In the News

Mar 29, 2021

Charai in the Jerusalem Post: Did elections make peace in the Middle East a possibility?

By Atlantic Council

As Israel’s public remains evenly divided between Benjamin Netanyahu’s fragile coalition and an alternative leadership, the strength of the country’s democracy is at risk. A solution must be found, argues Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai, or else the country may find itself unable to seize approaching opportunities for peace and security.

Elections Israel