Experts

Counterterrorism Study Group

The Counterterrorism Study Group is a forum for former counterterrorism officials to review the latest threats, to understand emerging trends and future predictions, and to explore creative new proposals for improving the effectiveness of current policies and operations.

Strategic Litigation Project

The Atlantic Council’s strategic litigation project will seek to inject fresh thinking into how governments and practitioners can apply legal tools to advance human rights and democracy around the world.

Past events

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Global litigation strategies to close the accountability gap on human rights violators in Iran

Gissou Nia and a panel of litigators—Haydee Dijkstal, Amanda Ghahremani, Scott Gilmore—discussed the tools through which the perpetrators of gross human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) can be held accountable in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Event Recaps by Lucy Grathwohl

Human Rights Middle East

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Wechsler joins ISPI to co-moderate a dialogue with Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

This event was organized as part of the Rome MED 2020 Dialogues. Will and Lucia Annunziata posed questions to speaker Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

Events

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

How global litigation strategies can help advance human rights in Iran

Online Event A live discussion focused on how governments and practitioners can apply legal tools to further advance human rights in Iran and beyond.

1:00pm Civil Society Europe & Eurasia Human Rights Iran

Experts

Content

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

Fontenrose joins Bloomberg to discuss what the incoming Biden Administration means for US-Gulf relations

In the News

Elections Middle East

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Fontenrose joins CNBC to discuss Iran’s announcement that it was enriching uranium to 20% purity

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy
U.S. Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, operating a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, conduct aviation operations around the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Bean)

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

United States interests and policy choices in the Middle East: We didn’t start the fire…

In a new report, Dr. Michael S. Bell, a professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, defines those interests, highlights major threats to them, and offers recommendations for US policy makers.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Michael S. Bell

Middle East National Security

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Global litigation strategies to close the accountability gap on human rights violators in Iran

Gissou Nia and a panel of litigators—Haydee Dijkstal, Amanda Ghahremani, Scott Gilmore—discussed the tools through which the perpetrators of gross human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) can be held accountable in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Event Recaps by Lucy Grathwohl

Human Rights Middle East

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

A guide to illicit Iranian weapon transfers: The Bahrain file

A new report by illicit weapon flows expert Tim Michetti offers a comprehensive, field-based case study on illicit Iranian weapon flows. The report is based on a confidential assessment of the materiel procurement networks of militants operating inside Bahrain.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Tim Michetti

Iran Middle East

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Atlantic Council Announces Launch of Strategic Litigation Project

New effort from Middle East Programs and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative seeks to inject fresh thinking into how governments and practitioners can apply legal tools to further foreign policy interests and advance human rights and democracy around the world.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Closing the accountability gap on human rights violators in the Islamic Republic of Iran through global litigation strategies

Gissou Nia presents recommendations for new laws, amendments to existing laws, and the creation of enforcement mechanisms to aid in the effort to combat impunity for the IRI’s human rights violations and atrocity crimes.

Report by Gissou Nia

Human Rights International Norms

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Fontenrose quoted in Reuters on US-imposed terrorism sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthis

In the News

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Dec 4, 2020

Wechsler joins ISPI to co-moderate a dialogue with Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

This event was organized as part of the Rome MED 2020 Dialogues. Will and Lucia Annunziata posed questions to speaker Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

Events

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Wechsler joins ISPI to moderate a panel on Regime-opposition dynamics in the MENA region

This event is organized in occasion of the joint report published by ISPI and Atlantic Council. Will was joined by Chris Murphy, US Senator and Ghassan Salamé, UN Former Special Representative for Libya.

Events

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy
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