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Mon, Dec 2, 2019

The Iraqi prime minister’s resignation: A way ahead for the United States

Iraq’s Prime Minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, should be feeling a great sense of relief. Since mid-October, media outlets have reported his intent to resign amid violent protests that have engulfed much of Iraq. His resignation should be no surprise. Since the fall of Saddam, Iraq has a history of picking leaders who do not pose a […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How to make Ukraine ten times better

“Ukraine is a wonderful country and could be ten times better. But to achieve this depends not on Russia, or anyone, but on Ukrainian leadership and on stopping corruption,” said Adnan Kivan.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Ukraine is finally ready to embrace land reform

The sale of private agricultural land has been banned since 2001. Ukraine is one of six countries in the world to maintain this restriction.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Carpenter in Foreign Affairs: The oligarchs who lost Ukraine and won Washington

A congressional impeachment inquiry seeks to determine whether U.S. President Donald Trump extorted a foreign leader, withholding a coveted White House meeting and U.S. military aid in order to promulgate a Russian-inspired conspiracy theory and smear his chief opponent in the 2020 election. The United States’ gravest constitutional crisis since Watergate is not just about […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Fried, Vershbow and Åslund quoted in Axios on Putin’s rise to power

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Corruption

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Itani writes on Lebanon’s protests for MEI: This complicated country has changed irreversibly

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Middle East

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Lipner quoted in Bloomberg on Netanyahu’s indictment

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections
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Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Slavin joins CGTN to discuss the Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Iran

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Dagres joins Channel 4 on the shutdown of internet in Iran due to protests

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Corruption Economy & Business

Events

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Cross-Strait Seminar Series: The future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific

Hosted by the Asia Security Initiative, this public panel looks at the future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific and seeks to understand the risks facing the region’s emerging and existing democracies, as well as ongoing efforts to advance democratic governance across the region.

12:30pm Washington DC

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Venezuelan Illegal Mining: Transnational crime, displacement, and violence

What could be done to stem this illicit source of income? How is the regime directly benefiting? What are lessons from past experiences abroad on how to deal with conflict minerals and unsustainable mining practices?

9:00am Washington DC