The family members of Um al-Banin, who was killed in a suicide attack in a tutoring center in Dasht-e-Barchi district in the west of Kabul, pray at her grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 2, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara

Memo to...

May 16, 2024

Memo to the UN secretary-general: Establish a UN conflict prevention mechanism for the Afghanistan region

By Laurie Nathan and Nilofar Sakhi

The risk of conflict between Afghanistan and its neighbors has been rising since the Taliban returned to power in 2021, and is now at a critical point. The UN has tools that have lowered the risk of major conflict in other tense neighborhoods. It's time to deploy them for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Central Asia

In the News

May 14, 2024

Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Kaush Arha in The National Interest

By Kaush Arha

On May 7, Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Kaush Arha wrote on East Asia Forum about India’s more assertive and confident foreign policy stance influenced by China’s regional influence and India’s strategic recalibration. 

China India

China-MENA Podcast

May 14, 2024

The View from New Delhi: Can IMEC Rival China’s Belt and Road?

By Atlantic Council

Ambassador Navdeep Suri and expert Kabir Taneja explore the India, Middle East, Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) and how it may rival China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China Economy & Business

In the News

May 8, 2024

Sales quoted in Arab News on resurgent terror groups in Afghanistan

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Middle East

New Atlanticist

May 2, 2024

Is the Bangladesh success story unraveling?

By Ali Riaz

As the Bangladesh’s system of governance has become more autocratic, social development has received less attention from the government.

Bangladesh Fiscal and Structural Reform

Inflection Points Today

May 2, 2024

Tracking Global India’s growing influence

By Frederick Kempe

Being everyone’s friend is going to be more difficult as India’s global influence grows.

Economy & Business Elections

Inside the Taliban's gender apartheid

Apr 30, 2024

Don’t look away: The Taliban’s mistreatment of women has global ramifications

By Samira Abrar

The Taliban’s impunity for its violations of international human rights law poses grave risks to women’s rights worldwide.

Afghanistan Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Apr 18, 2024

What should digital public infrastructure look like? The G7 and G20 offer contrasting visions.

By Anand Raghuraman

The two organizations hold different views of how digital public infrastructure should shape the way markets function.

Brazil Digital Policy

In the News

Apr 16, 2024

Event with Pakistan Finance Minister Aurangzeb cited in Al Arabiya on IMF lending program

Read the full article here.

Inclusive Growth International Financial Institutions


Apr 15, 2024

How Bangladesh can achieve its vision of prosperity

By Nina Dannaoui, Joseph Lemoine

Bangladesh is forging ahead with its Vision 2041, aiming to transform into a developed and prosperous country by 2041.

Bangladesh Freedom and Prosperity