Mar 13, 2023

The US has gotten the day to day right in Africa policy. Time to think bigger.

By Aubrey Hruby

The Biden administration’s commitment to high-level engagement with African leaders is welcome, but its recent US-Africa Leaders summit should have been a launch pad for big, bold ideas.

Africa English


Feb 23, 2023

The African Union is at a crossroads. It’s time to seize its moment.

By Rama Yade

The African Union needs to be strong inside to be strong outside. The new chair will need to kick off an exploration of the Union's organization, identity, role, and means.

Africa General Africa


Dec 19, 2022

Macky Sall: Africa needs ‘justice and equity in international relations’ to ‘build its own destiny’

By Atlantic Council

Senagal's president, who is also the head of the African Union, spoke at an Atlantic Council dinner ahead of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 4, 2022

Kurtyka, Ryan quoted in Clean Energy Wire on the European presence at COP27

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Britain Debrief

Sep 28, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What was the Queen’s diplomacy? | A Debrief from Professor Philip Murray

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History at LSE and author of Collapse, on how Gorbachev saw Lenin, Europe and Ukraine.

Africa Australia

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Grieco and Jourdain in World Politics Review: Democracy versus autocracy is the wrong framing for the war in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On June 14, Kelly Grieco and NRSF Marie Jourdain wrote in World Politics Review on why the wrong framing for the Ukraine War is democracy versus autocracy. They point out that while this strategic narrative has been very effective in mobilizing the United States, European Union, and other like-minded democracies, it has fallen flat in the rest of […]

Africa Americas

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Burrows in New Security Beat: Youth disillusionment as a danger to democracy

By Atlantic Council

On June 7, an article co-authored by Mathew Burrows was published by the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, which discussed the dangers of a growing cohort of youth who feel disillusioned by political failures. “Failing to examine youth engagement trends may be a serious blind spot— and thus a threat to democracy. It is a question […]

Africa Americas

Past events

Jan 28, 2022

Workshop on freedom and prosperity in Africa

By Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Project, on January 11, 2022, in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes, Burundi, hosts the third in a series of virtual workshops on strengthening economic freedom, rule of law, and representative government in different regions across the world.

Africa Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jan 22, 2022

Konaev quoted in Vox on Russia-Ukraine crisis

By Atlantic Council

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Margarita Konaev discusses the implications of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Conflict Crisis Management

Issue Brief

Nov 23, 2021

Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons

By Nicole Goldin

Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.

Coronavirus Digital Policy