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Wed, Jul 21, 2021

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

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.

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China Human Rights

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: The last days of Netanyahu

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.

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Israel Middle East

Tue, May 25, 2021

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

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.

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, May 13, 2021

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

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.

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Conflict Israel

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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

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.

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Afghanistan Iran

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

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

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.

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Elections Israel

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Charai in the National Interest: How Biden’s experience could make or break his Middle East policy

President Joe Biden has one key strength that much of the world has overlooked: his robust experience navigating the agencies and departments of the US government, which has also resulted in his assembly of the most experienced foreign policy team of any US president. There are plenty of opportunities for Biden to make real progress in the Middle East; however, Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai cautions, the administration will need to balance capitalizing on its wealth of experience with adapting to new circumstances and opportunities.

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Economy & Business Middle East

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Hudson quoted in the Financial Times on relations between Sudan and Western countries

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Africa East Africa

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Hudson quoted in The National on the relationship between Sudan and AFRICOM

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Africa East Africa

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Hruby writes for The Hill on the importance of Africa for the Biden administration

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Africa Economy & Business