Issue Brief

Mar 6, 2023

China in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reaching far beyond natural resources

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou and Naomi Aladekoba

What are the implications of China's expanding involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa's investment, trade, cultural, and security landscape?

Africa China

New Atlanticist

Feb 10, 2023

TotalEnergies’ CEO: Europe should pass its own green subsidies to compete with the US

By Katherine Walla

Patrick Pouyanné said at an Atlantic Council event that the US took advantage of an “opportunity” in the energy transition by passing the IRA, so “let’s do the same in Europe.”

Africa Brazil


Jan 30, 2023

How the international community can help restore Sudan’s democracy

By Sami Abdelhalim Saeed

A number of challenges confront Sudan on its road to democracy. How the country's leaders and the international community address them could either make or break the dreams of the 2019 revolution.

Africa Democratic Transitions


Nov 22, 2022

The Sudanese Bar Association drafted a transitional constitution. How can it be improved?

By Nasredeen Abdulbari and Mutasim Ali

The initiative demonstrates the importance of professional institutions and trade unions in bringing political organizations together and restoring the democratic transformation process. However, there are key issues that require further discussion and inclusion in the draft constitution.

Africa East Africa

New Atlanticist

Nov 4, 2022

What to watch next on Ethiopia’s peace deal in Tigray

By Atlantic Council experts

What are the chances that this deal will hold? What role should international institutions play? Our regional experts help sketch out the answers.

Africa Conflict


Aug 23, 2022

Middle Eastern nations should learn from history and back Sudan’s democratic forces

By Nasredeen Abdulbari and Mutasim Ali

The Middle Eastern countries that are interested in establishing political relations with Sudan, such as Israel, and those that are interested in investing, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, should stand on the side of pro-democracy civilian forces.

Israel Middle East

New Atlanticist

Aug 17, 2022

What’s next for Kenya after a contested election?

By Atlantic Council experts

As the contest between William Ruto and Raila Odinga appears headed to court, Africa Center experts paint a bigger picture of what this East African powerhouse faces.

Africa Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jun 22, 2022

Amb. Rahmani in Extinction Rebellion: Ensuring women have equal rights to inheritance and property ownership is key to tackling climate change

By Atlantic Council

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Jun 3, 2022

Why Biden’s limited Somalia deployment is the right move

By Thomas S. Warrick and Christopher P. Costa

Given the persistent terror threat from al-Shabaab, Washington's decision to send US troops into Somalia deserves credit and support.

Africa East Africa

In the News

May 27, 2022

Shapiro quoted in Sudan Tribune on how Israel would need US support for normalization between Israel-Sudan

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy