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Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A tale of two flags: How Bolivia’s racial divide is shaping its political crisis

For a decade, Bolivia has existed under two flags, that have represented the country’s distinct cultural heritages. Now, facing uncertain new elections, it remains to be seen if indigenous and non-indigenous Bolivians will be able to find a common path towards stability and the reinstitution of democratic norms.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Latin America

Sat, Dec 7, 2019

Kadhim joins The Monocle to discuss the ongoing demonstrations in Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Corruption

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Afghanistan at a crossroads

After decades of conflict, today there is at least a prospect that a path to peace in Afghanistan might be opened. At the same time, it seems that once again the country is at a crossroads, with its future to be determined by decisions that will be taken in the coming weeks by Afghans, their partners, and their adversaries. Those decisions can set the stage for further success in the hard struggle of the Afghan people and their elected leaders for the better future they are striving for.

New Atlanticist by James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Prime minister promises “Sudan will never be the same again”

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok became the first Sudanese leader to travel to Washington, DC in more than thirty years, seeking to win more international support for his transitional government as it tries to guide Sudan towards democracy. “There is a success story that is emerging” in Sudan, Hamdok told an audience at the Atlantic Council on December 5. In a “region full of crises and riddled with conflicts, Sudan provides hope,” Hamdok declared.

Event Recap by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Iraqi prime minister’s resignation: Lessons for the United States and Iran

The current crisis has important lessons for both United States and Iranian policymakers as they consider what relationship they want to have with Iraq: not just the Iraqi political class, but the Iraqis in the street, who represent—in some cases more closely than the Iraqi political class in Baghdad—the 80 percent of Iraqis who are under forty years old.

New Atlanticist by Thomas S. Warrick

Democratic Transitions Iraq

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Hudson in AllAfrica: Sudan’s house divided poses challenge to successful revolution

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions
Iraqi prime minister's resignation, Adil Abdul-Mahdi

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

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation

The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue.

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Democratic Transitions Iraq

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