New Atlanticist

May 24, 2024

Thirty years of South African democracy, visualized

By James Storen, Nina Dannaoui

With South Africans heading to the polls on May 29, it is worth reflecting on how their country has changed since transitioning to democracy in 1994.

Democratic Transitions Elections

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

South Africa needs political change to meet economic demands

By Greg Mills

South Africa's future hinges on political changes, especially the potential shift to a coalition government in the 2024 election. Economic challenges, including rising debt, demand urgent reforms. Global alliances, notably with BRICS and China, affect trade dynamics, emphasizing the need for diversification.

Africa Elections

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Katz in EconPol Forum: The Geopolitical (In)Significance of BRICS Enlargement

By Atlantic Council

Brazil China

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Novo quoted in The National on South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Novo joins The National to discuss American obligations in light of South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

New Atlanticist

Feb 16, 2024

Could the US and other states be implicated in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel?

By Celeste Kmiotek

The International Court of Justice case could inspire proceedings against other states for complicity in or failure to prevent genocide.

Israel South Africa

New Atlanticist

Jan 26, 2024

Experts react: What the International Court of Justice said (and didn’t say) in the genocide case against Israel

By Atlantic Council experts

South Africa asked the court to order an immediate cease-fire. Israel asked the court to throw out the case. Atlantic Council experts explain what the court did instead.

Conflict Israel
Dedollorization and RMB internationalization


Jan 22, 2024

Dedollarization is not just geopolitics, economic fundamentals matter

By Niels Graham, Hung Tran

Geopolitical explanations have dominated recent analysis on dedollorization. While it is certainly a key factor, macroeconomics matter as well. US interest rates and a rising dollar are encouraging other countries to search for alternatives.

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Jan 12, 2024

Five questions and answers about South Africa’s genocide case against Israel

By Lisandra Novo

A former judicial fellow at the ICJ explains what you need to know about the case and what to expect going forward.

Conflict Israel

Blog Post

Nov 20, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing September 2023

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

China Economy & Business