In the News

Aug 22, 2023

Stefanini featured in Andkronos discussing BRICS Summit and the future of the bloc

By Stefano Stefanini

On August 22, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Stefano Stefanini was interviewed in Adnkronos, discussing the BRICS Summit and the future of the bloc (text in Italian).  

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Aug 8, 2023

China and India are at odds over BRICS expansion

By Hung Tran

Beijing and New Delhi have different ideas about how the group should move forward, as India’s disagreement with China’s push to rapidly expand the organization’s membership demonstrates.

China Economy & Business
Russian officers from the wagner group are seen around Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadera as they are part of the presidential security system during the referendum campaign to change the constitution and remove term limits, in Bangui, Central African Republic July 17, 2023. REUTERS/Leger Kokpakpa

New Atlanticist

Jul 20, 2023

Russian War Report: Wagner is still in business in Africa

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Despite their Russia-based forces being relocated to Belarus after their failed mutiny, Wagner Group is still alive and active in Africa, including ahead of a referendum in the Central African Republic.

Africa Belarus


Jul 20, 2023

“Pariah” Putin forced to cancel travel plans over fears of war crimes arrest

By Peter Dickinson

Vladimir Putin's pariah status has been confirmed after he was forced to cancel plans to attend a summit of BRICS leaders in South Africa over fears that he may be arrested for war crimes, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Human Rights

Blog Post

Jul 18, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing June 2023

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

China Economy & Business
Kenyan workers prepare men's underwear at the Hela intimates export processing zone (EPZ) limited factory in Athi River, near Nairobi, Kenya, July 27, 2017. Picture taken July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Executive Summary

Jul 11, 2023

In brief: The future of US-Africa trade and investment

By Frannie Léautier

Since 2000, US trade policy for Africa has been the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which gives duty-free access to the US market for eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With AGOA due to expire in 2025, policymakers must decide the future of US-Africa trade going forward to build on its previous achievements.

Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 26, 2023

Mühleisen quoted in Axios on Zambia debt restructuring deal

Read the full article here.

Africa Economy & Business
A general view shows the headquarters of the African Union (AU) building in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri


Jun 15, 2023

Give Africa’s peace delegation for Ukraine a chance

By Rama Yade

The African presidents aiming to bring an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine can be a part of the solution to a global problem rather than sit on the sidelines of geopolitics as collateral victims.

Africa Conflict

Blog Post

Jun 13, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing May 2023

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

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 9, 2023

Blakemore joins S&P Global Commodity Insights’ Energy Evolution podcast to discuss today’s battery landscape

China Energy & Environment