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  • Exploring investment opportunities in NW Syria

    The US Department of the Treasury declared ‘General License No. 22’ authorizing activities in certain economic sectors in non-regime-held areas of northeast and northwest Syria. This waiver allows for transactions for certain economic activities in northeast and northwest Syria in sectors like ag...

  • Elroy Fillis-Bell showcases the impact of dance across the continent

    Meet Elroy Fillis-Bell, the innovative South African chief executive officer of Joburg Ballet Company.

    Fillis-Bell has committed himself to advocating for artists and championing the importance of the arts to South Africa and the global community. He has done so in various ways, from building a...

  • Highlights from the WIn Fellowship graduation 2024

    The WIn Fellowship graduation is the culmination of a year-long executive program for women entrepreneurs from Bahrain, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, facilitated by the Atlantic Council in partnership with Georgetown University.

    This program features a specially designed executive education course at ...

  • Arab women ambassadors shaping diplomacy

    ARAB WOMEN AMBASSADORS SHAPING DIPLOMACY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES - Historically, international diplomacy has been predominantly male-dominated despite the indispensable role women have played in strengthening foreign relations, sustaining universal peace and guaranteeing the protection of h...

  • Iraq's prime minister on building a stronger relationship with the United States

    IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER ON BUILDING A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani, prime minister of Iraq, where he will outline progress made on the US-Iraq relationship.  

    Al-Sudani joined the Atlanti...

  • How can we understand Russia and Iran’s unprecedented cooperation?

    A NEW NEXUS: HOW CAN WE UNDERSTAND RUSSIA AND IRAN’S UNPRECEDENTED COOPERATION? - Moscow and Tehran have been close partners driven by hostility towards the West since the Iranian revolution in the late 1970s. But after Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the two groups have ...

  • UAE AI Minister Omar Al Olama on artificial intelligence

    UAE AI MINISTER OMAR AL OLAMA ON THE ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Omar Sultan Al Olama, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of state for artificial intelligence, digital economy, and remote work applications.

    The UAE is l...

  • The Syria Strategy Project: A public launch

    The Atlantic Council’s Syria Project, the Middle East Institute’s Syria Program, and the European Institute of Peace, in partnership with Madaniya Civil Society Network invite you to watch the launch of the Syria Strategy Project.

    Nearly thirteen years into the war in Syria, the crisis continues...

  • Trailblazer Laureen Kouassi-Olsson invests in Africa's heritage fashion brands

    Meet Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, a trailblazing Franco-Ivorian executive with over a decade of experience investing in private companies and financial institutions on the African continent.

    Throughout her career, she has helped unlock capital flows and financial opportunities across Africa's privat...

  • EnergySource Innovation Stream with Asoba: Enabling energy access in Africa

    ENERGYSOURCE INNOVATION STREAM WITH ASOBA: ENABLING ENERGY ACCESS IN AFRICA - Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for the next episode of EnergySource Innovation Stream. This series highlights energy innovations with the potential to reshape the global energy system through disc...

  • The state of democracy in Africa

    THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA - With over twenty elections expected across the African continent this year, democracy is on the ballot in 2024. Over the past four years, Africa has seen coups and military transitions across Gabon, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Sudan, Mali and Sudan. These...

  • Chad’s prime minister on his country's civilian transition and role in Africa

    CHAD’S PRIME MINISTER ON HIS COUNTRY’S CIVILIAN TRANSITION AND ROLE IN AFRICA - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Succès Masra, prime minister of the Republic of Chad. The unexpected appointment of Masra as the prime minister of Chad in January 2024 provoked mixed...

  • One year on: Assessing the February 6th earthquake response in Syria

    Throughout 2023, local Syrian organizations have led the response in the immediate aftermath of the event and have continued to advance the rehabilitation and resilience efforts among the impacted communities. With the new humanitarian challenges facing the region in 2024, the overall humanitaria...

  • Pakistan’s political economy after elections

    PAKISTAN’S POLITICAL ECONOMY AFTER ELECTIONS - Explore the dynamic political economy of Pakistan after the February 8 elections with the Atlantic Council South Asia Center’s Pakistan Initiative. Gain insights from a panel of distinguished experts, moderated by Uzair Younus, as they delve into the...

  • AfriNEXT Connections

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    Dive into the vibrant world of African successes and innovation with AfriNEXT Connections. Drawing from the valuable insights shared by high-level experts and innovators at the AfriNEXT conference, hosted in Washington, DC, in December by the Atlantic Council and global development company DAI. E...

  • Qatar’s PM on regional de-escalation, war in Gaza, and US-Qatar relations

    QATAR’S PRIME MINISTER ON REGIONAL DE-ESCALATION, WAR IN GAZA, AND US-QATAR RELATIONS - With the continuing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the looming threat of a broader regional war, the Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Ja...

  • War in Sudan: Risks of prolonged conflict and regional instability

    WAR IN SUDAN: RISKS OF PROLONGED CONFLICT AND REGIONAL INSTABILITY - After nearly ten months of fighting in Sudan, civilians remain caught in the middle of devastating conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As the crisis continues, global...

  • AfriNEXT Connections: Exploring the future of African agribusiness

    AFRINEXT CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS - Benjamin Gyan-Kesse, Executive Director of Kosmos Innovation Center, shares his personal journey working within Africa’s agricultural sector, and the pivotal role agriculture plays in the continent’s development.

    Dive into the ...

  • AfriNEXT Connections: Unpacking Africa’s investment landscape

    AFRINEXT CONNECTIONS: UNPACKING AFRICA’S INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE - Fireball Capital CEO Paula Mokwena and the Head of Investments, Justin James, discuss the major opportunities in venture capital in Africa and what startup companies in the region are seeking from investors.

    Dive into the vibrant wo...

  • AfriNEXT Connections: The role of gaming in promoting peace and entrepreneurship

    AFRINEXT CONNECTIONS: THE ROLE OF GAMING IN PROMOTING PEACE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Junub Games CEO Lual Mayen engages in a conversation with Voice of America journalist Jackson M'vunganyi. They explore the transformative influence of gaming in fostering peace and entrepreneurship in the digital a...

  • AfriNEXT Connections: Navigating Africa’s digital transformation

    AFRINEXT CONNECTIONS: NAVIGATING AFRICA’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERING YOUTH - Moussa Kondo, Executive Director of Sahel Institute, delves into the impact and key challenges of Africa’s digital transformation in the communities where he works, along with his vision for the next generatio...

  • AfriNEXT Highlights

    AFRINEXT HIGHLIGHTS - The Atlantic Council and DAI brought together experts and entrepreneurs for “AfriNEXT: a celebration of African creativity and innovation".

    Leaders from across the continent gathered to reframe the narrative on African successes and innovation. Watch highlights of the even...

  • AfriNEXT Connections: Africa's workforce development and women entrepreneurs

    AFRINEXT CONNECTIONS: AFRICA'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS - Rebecca Harrison, CEO of the African Management Institute, explores the transformation of workforce dynamics and emphasizes the significance of empowering women-led businesses throughout Africa.

    Dive into the vibrant ...

  • What it took to rescue a US soldier’s family from Gaza

    The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative invites you to watch a firsthand account of the extraordinary rescue operation led by a dedicated group of veterans from the Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) that successfully evacuated the mother and uncle of an act...