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Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Bitter harvest

Moscow is not eager to deal in the Normandy Four format with a Ukrainian president who has turned out to be a stronger defender of Ukraine’s interests than it anticipated.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Conflict Crisis Management

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Hopes and gains from Berlin Wall’s fall at risk

If US and European leaders don’t recover the common purpose they shared at that time – and there is yet little sign they will – this weekend’s Berlin Wall anniversary is more a moment for concern than celebration.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The death of Baghdadi: How ISIS used al-Qaeda’s mistakes to grow a caliphate

Optimistic predictions about the end of the Islamic State (ISIS) surged in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s October 27 press conference announcing the death of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but prove misguided in the long term. The threat posed by ISIS remains high, particularly outside the para-state’s previously held territories in […]

SyriaSource by Amanda E. Rogers

Extremism Iraq

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Bryza in Financial Times: Look elsewhere for British Steel’s saviour

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Haddad in the Economist’s “Emmanuel Macron on Europe’s fragile place in a hostile world”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Shaffer in Middle East Institute: The fall of the other wall

In the News by Atlantic Council

International Markets Iran

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Journalists in northeast Syria fear the return of state security services

US President Donald Trump’s decision in early October to withdraw American troops from the Syria-Turkey border put the US’s local partner in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh), the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in an unenviable position. Faced with an offensive by Turkey, NATO’s second largest military, the SDF struck a deal with […]

SyriaSource by Dan Wilkofsky

Conflict Media

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Saudi-backed Yemeni government and separatists sign power-sharing agreement

On Tuesday, November 5, the Hadi government signed a power-sharing agreement with southern separatists in Riyadh. The separatists and Hadi-led Yemen Government are backed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, specifically by the United Arab Emirates. Infighting between them further fractured the civil war in August when the separatists seized Aden from Saudi-led forces. It […]

MENASource by MENASource

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

The United States cannot repeat its Syria withdrawal mistake in Afghanistan

President Trump’s sudden withdrawal has opened opportunities for rival powers to exert greater influence in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. Russia and China are swooping in with strategic poise, while Trump’s approach amounts to letting others “fight a little bit.” This is not US leadership, nor will it make the United States safer in an increasingly complex world.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Marczak joins BBC World News to discuss violence in Mexico

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

Events

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Cross-Strait seminar series: Digital connectivity in the Indo-Pacific

Hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, this public panel looks at ongoing digital connectivity efforts under the US Indo-Pacific Strategy in the region’s changing strategic environment.

12:00pm Washington DC

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Three weeks ahead of the December meeting of heads of state and government, this event serves as a public primer highlighting many of the top issues on NATO’s agenda.

1:30pm Washington DC