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MENASource

Jan 7, 2022

I’m the former foreign minister of Yemen. My country is starving and needs the international community’s help.

By Khaled H. Alyemany

The situation in Yemen cannot be permitted to continue on its current trajectory. The international community must act immediately to remedy its issues and change the country’s course from disaster to diplomacy.

Conflict Middle East

In the News

Jan 6, 2022

Chamlou joins BBC to discuss the impacts of Iran’s weakening middle class

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

In the News

Jan 6, 2022

Cohen in The Hill: Putin’s one-two punch European strategy to defeat America

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Jan 5, 2022

Katz in National Interest: Could a Democratic China Supplant America’s Role in the World?

By Atlantic Council

China Democratic Transitions

IranSource

Jan 4, 2022

There’s talk of a military option against Iran. Here’s why it’s unlikely.

By Abbas Qaidari

Could Iran’s program be contained by a military attack? And what would be the consequences in terms of collateral damage and regional instability?

Iran Middle East

In the News

Jan 3, 2022

Katz joins tbs eFM This Morning to discuss how China and Russia’s relationship could affect the US

By Atlantic Council

China International Norms

In the News

Jan 3, 2022

Dagres quoted in Bloomberg on Internet Freedom in Iran

By Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Internet

In the News

Jan 3, 2022

Katz in National Interest: Could a Democratic China Supplant America’s Role in the World?

By Atlantic Council

China International Norms

In the News

Dec 28, 2021

Fulton quoted in CNN on the US-China rivalry in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

In the News

Dec 27, 2021

Katz in The Hill: Is Putin calculating correctly on Ukraine?

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management