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Thu, Jan 23, 2020

A year in, the United States still stands behind Venezuela’s interim government

As the interim government of Venezuela continues to fight for freedom and democracy against the regime of Nicolás Maduro, the United States is “unwavering in [its] commitment” to helping Interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly, US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green said on January 23.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 2: Mehvish Arifeen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

“Go forth and set the world on fire”

As the world rages around the raging fires, I have to wonder: Is this the moment where we will finally see the forest for the trees? Why are we continuing to look into a crystal ball, as if the climate crisis is somehow our future, when it’s so glaringly clear that it is our present?

Blog Post by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

PeaceGame Venezuela: Pathways to Peace

A year after Juan Guaidó took the presidential oath, nearly sixty countries now recognize the interim government as the legitimate representative of the Venezuelan people. Still, the Maduro regime remains in power, further threatening the country and the world every day. As Venezuela becomes increasingly engulfed in internal strife, the international community must prepare for the most dire scenarios. What would be the reverberations of complete state collapse? How might various stakeholders— from Venezuelan actors to regional neighbors to Russia or armed groups—respond?

In-Depth Research & Reports by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Sheesha Smoking

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Resilience & Society

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Wechsler quoted in VOA on Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Iran

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Shahid in The Globe Post: What Drives Ethnic Cleansing in Post-Colonial South Asia?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Migration

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Nooruddin joins VOA Urdu to discuss Kashmir, India and the United States

Interview begins at 4:40.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Iranians are protesting again: What does it mean?

So far, Iranian security personnel have remained loyal to the regime—again, unlike 1979 when the military and police defected in droves. As long as the repressive apparatus of the government is intact, it is likely that the latest protests will eventually fade as past ones have done, only to be followed by others.

New Atlanticist by Barbara Slavin

Civil Society Corruption

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Spotlight: Alejandro Giammattei’s first 100 days

Guatemala will begin a new chapter with the presidential inauguration of Alejandro Giammattei Falla. At the center of the incoming pro-business administration: ushering in a new era of economic growth and job creation. With 59 percent of Guatemalans living in poverty, Central America’s largest and most populous country is also one the poorest and most unequal nations in Latin America.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Pérez Argüello and Domingo Sadurní

Latin America Migration

Events

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong

Change is afoot in most of Ukraine. In the past few years, Ukraine has witnessed a cultural and political revolution. Yevhen Hlibovytsky describes specific civil society projects to exhibit how much Ukraine has changed over the last six years.

3:30pm Washington DC