UkraineAlertApr 25, 2023
Russia’s invasion highlights the need to invest more in Ukrainian studies
By Oleksandra Gaidai
The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the need for greater international investment into Ukrainian studies but has also created huge challenges for Ukrainian academia, writes Oleksandra Gaidai.
MENASourceApr 17, 2023
Safeguarding the past: The Arab world’s cure to Holocaust amnesia
By El Mehdi Boudra
On the eve of Yom Hashoah, it is no longer considered taboo in the MENA region to promote Holocaust education and genocide prevention. The region’s youth are more receptive to discussing the events of one of the darkest chapters of human history, despite the political, religious, and educational challenges shrouding this historic move that has been praised in some nations in the region and criticized in others.
Issue BriefMar 27, 2023
The future of women in India: Barriers, facilitators and opportunities
By Amita N. Vyas, Misha Iqbal, Capucine Querenet, Harris Samad, Irfan Nooruddin
This issue brief describes cross-cutting themes, a proposed theory of change, and recommendations that emerged from the Atlantic Council and US Department of State expert convening, “Future of Women and Work in South Asia” on how to foster cross-sectoral collaboration and catalyze knowledge sharing to support women’s economic empowerment in South Asia.
Event RecapMar 24, 2023
Trajectories of Iraqi youth two decades after the 2003 invasion: Between aspirations and reality
By Britt Gronemeyer
On March 20, 2023, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a discussion with a number of young Iraqi civil society activists and prospective leaders to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
MENASourceMar 16, 2023
I was once denied an education in Iraq. This is why the Taliban’s prohibition on female education matters.
By Nibras Basitkey
As an Iraqi refugee who understands the importance of education, I recognize that achieving gender parity in education is critical for Afghanistan’s long-term economic growth and prosperity.
UkraineAlertJan 4, 2023
Ukraine’s growing veteran community will shape the country’s future
By Aleksander Cwalina, Benton Coblentz
Ukraine's rapidly expanding veteran community can make a major contribution to the country's post-war future but will require a range of support measures in order to reintegrate into civilian life successfully.
UkraineAlertDec 7, 2022
Melinda Haring: Ukraine’s unquenchable thirst for freedom inspires me
By Melinda Haring
Melinda Haring signs off on eight years at the Atlantic Council with love letter to Ukraine recounting how the East European country captured her heart with its intoxicating lust for life and unquenchable thirst for freedom.
UkraineAlertOct 11, 2022
Six things you (yes, you!) can do now to help Ukraine
By Melinda Haring
With the winter season fast approaching and Vladimir Putin launching a campaign against Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, it is more important than ever to maintain support for Ukraine. Melinda Haring has some ideas.