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Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Duque’s dilemma: Social unrest and critical governance

Colombia's president struggles to form the political coalition needed to govern while protesters rally in the streets frustrated by the administration.

New Atlanticist by Felipe Zarama Salazar

Civil Society Colombia

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Ullman in UPI: The Afghanistan mess: Failure is no surprise

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Intelligence

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

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Nia in The Washington Post: Iran’s dark history could repeat itself — unless the world acts

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Nia quoted in The Conversation on the human rights situation amid Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

French Human Rights

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Life after war: The impact of conflict on Syrian artists

After a scrawled graffiti message in Daraa, Syrian artists began to express themselves more than they ever could since the Assad family took power. Revolutionary art exploded on to the global scene during the Arab Spring. Particularly in Syria, artists, writers, and filmmakers found a new voice, free of fear. Defiance, grief, and frustration were […]

SyriaSource by Natasha Hall

Conflict Resilience & Society

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

New protests expose widening rift between Iran’s regime and ‘the people’

Whether one is navigating past truckers driving along country roads, visiting underground parties in the capital, or holding heated debates with members of different political persuasions in cafes or shared taxis, Iran doesn’t feel like a totalitarian dictatorship.  Forty years after a violent revolution that overturned a small Western-oriented elite, Iranians remain irrepressible and irreverent—as […]

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Digital Policy Iran

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Sudan’s prime minister comes to Washington

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok comes to Washington in search of a roadmap for ending decades of sanctions on Sudan. Since former ruler Omar al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 Islamist coup, Sudan has been numbered among the pariah nations of Iran, North Korea, and Syria. And for good reason: During Bashir’s long rule, […]

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Civil Society

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bello and Yade in Wathi: N’oublions pas le pastoralisme dans l’agenda climatique

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How the exclusion of women has cost Libya

At a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on November 18, 2019 concerning Libya, members were privileged to hear from Rida Al-Tubuly, advocate for peace and co-founder of Together We Build It, a nonprofit that supports a peaceful democratic transition in the country by empowering women to play an active role in peace-building. Ms. […]

MENASource by Emily Burchfield

Libya Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding