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New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2022

The US risks losing its influence in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how to get it back.

By Gabriel Negatu

Evolving crises in Ethiopia and Sudan have exposed Washington’s lack of a clear and coherent policy for the region.

Democratic Transitions East Africa

New Atlanticist

Jan 3, 2022

Sudan’s democratic transition is over. Now it’s time to support the revolution.

By Cameron Hudson

The resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok offers new clarity: The United States should take a hard line against the military and back pro-democracy protesters.

Africa Democratic Transitions

EconoGraphics

Dec 16, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Holiday Edition

By Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese, Maia Nikoladze and Castellum.AI

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

Africa Belarus

In the News

Dec 13, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: Debating the efficacy of US sanctions on Venezuela and Ethiopia

By Atlantic Council

On December 13, Emma Ashford was featured in Inkstick’s Adults in a Room column, writing on the Biden administration’s review of sanctions policy. “The Biden administration’s recently released sanctions review was emblematic of a core problem faced by advocates of sanctions reform. To the surprise of many, the review laid out extremely clearly some of […]

Economic Sanctions English

New Atlanticist

Nov 23, 2021

Sudan’s ‘democratic transition is inevitable,’ says the country’s just-resigned foreign minister

By Katherine Walla

Al-Madhi warned that the political agreement signed Sunday by Hamdok and Sudan’s top general “was more supportive to the coup” than the pro-democracy movement.

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Nov 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ethiopia is on the brink

By Atlantic Council

What moves does Abiy have left? What role is US policy playing? What other dominos may fall in the region? Our experts keep you ahead of the curve on this fast-moving story.

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 29, 2021

Sudan’s coup wasn’t a failure of US diplomacy. It was the dawn of a new era in Africa.

By Cameron Hudson

In a context where Washington’s voice is diluted amid competing powers vying for influence in Africa, Sudan has emerged as the ultimate battleground.

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fast Thinking

Oct 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s behind the coup in Sudan?

By Atlantic Council

What’s next for Sudan and the global partners in its state-building project? Our experts weigh in.

Crisis Management Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Oct 25, 2021

Sudan’s prime minister warned of a ‘failed state’ in 2019. Now he’s under arrest.

Here's what Abdalla Hamdok told the Atlantic Council during a 2019 visit to Washington.

Africa Civil Society

New Atlanticist

Oct 7, 2021

Time is running out for Abiy’s ‘new beginning’ in Ethiopia

By Cameron Hudson

Cheering crowds and soaring rhetoric cannot hide the fact that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s troubles run deeper than just one restive region.

Africa Conflict