New AtlanticistFeb 28, 2024
Prime Minister Succès Masra on Chad’s democratic transition and regional challenges
By Daniel Hojnacki
Speaking at the Atlantic Council, Masra outlined the transitional government’s priorities for building stronger and more inclusive democratic institutions.
In the NewsAug 18, 2023
Rethinking Stability: Key findings and actionable recommendations
By Will Bennett, Riccardo Vinci, Anca Agachi, and Leah Scheunemann
Based on five private dialogues on three continents, in-depth desk and country research, and discussions with circa 1000 policy makers, academics, practitioners, and conflict-affected citizens, this final paper sets out the project’s key lessons and suggests actionable recommendations for how the field of stabilization can improve.
New AtlanticistAug 10, 2023
Did the Niger coup just succeed? And other questions answered about what’s next in the Sahel
By Atlantic Council experts
While ECOWAS has ordered the activation of a "standby force," it has sent a mixed message about intervening. Meanwhile, the military junta in Niger has declared a new government.
In the NewsAug 4, 2023
Kroenig and Ashford debate the impetus of the Niger coup
On August 4, Foreign Policy published its biweekly "It's Debatable" column featuring Scowcroft Center Vice President and Senior Director Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs.
ReportAug 3, 2023
The Western Sahara conflict: A fragile path to negotiations
By Riccardo Fabiani
The long-dormant conflict over Western Sahara has resurged in recent years, challenging regional stability. Diplomatic tensions between the main sides, coupled with the collapse of the 1991 UN-brokered cease-fire and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty in 2020, have complicated the situation. The appointment of UN envoy Staffan de Mistura in 2021 offers hope for the revival of cease-fire talks, while the UN and the United States aim to stabilize the conflict through renewed diplomatic efforts.
ReportJul 27, 2023
The North African complex: Regional players, global challenges
By Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Riccardo Fabiani, Sebastian Sons, Hisham Hellyer, Matteo Villa, Alissa Pavia
North Africa is, once again, the theatre of local and global challenges, which makes it a highly unstable regional complex. Unresolved crises like the ones in Libya and Western Sahara create obstacles to regional security, economic integration, and peaceful coexistence.