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  • 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...

  • President Isaac Herzog on the Israel-Hamas War and its impact on policy

    PRESIDENT ISAAC HERZOG ON THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY - Please join us for an #ACFrontPage conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on the October 7 Hamas attack and subsequent war in Gaza. The president will offer his perspective on military progres...

  • Nigerien designer Alphadi spotlights African fashion on the world-stage

    Meet Alphadi. Born in Timbuktu, Mali, and raised in Niger, Alphadi was apprenticed in couture as a child. His work has brought global attention to African textiles, histories, and artistry. Over the course of his career, he has opened several boutiques across the world, including in Morocco, the ...

  • Demystifying venture capital

    DEMYSTIFYING VENTURE CAPITAL - In the dynamic startup ecosystem of the Middle East, women entrepreneurs are pivotal in driving progress and innovation. However, one of the most significant hurdles they face is accessing venture capital (VC) funding, which is crucial for the growth of early-stage ...

  • AfriNEXT
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    AfriNEXT

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    It is time to reframe the narrative on African successes and innovation. On December 12, high-level experts and innovators at AfriNEXT—a conference hosted by the Atlantic Council and global development company DAI— showcased the strong business case for investment in African markets, as well as t...

  • Egypt’s Foreign Minister on his country’s leadership and the war in Gaza

    EGYPT’S FOREIGN MINISTER ON HIS COUNTRY’S LEADERSHIP, THE WAR IN GAZA AND RELATED CHALLENGES - Please watch this #ACFrontPage conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the implications of the war in Gaza, Egypt’s leadership role in the region, and other challenges.

    The outbrea...

  • African solutions at COP28: A turning point?

    AFRICAN SOLUTIONS AT COP28: A TURNING POINT? - Previous United Nations Climate Change Conferences, known as COPs, have failed to ensure adequate African representation. Yet African countries are working together swiftly to react to the increasing impacts of climate change—for example, Kenya hoste...

  • David Petraeus on Israel, Ukraine, and the evolution of warfare

    DAVID PETRAEUS ON ISRAEL, UKRAINE, AND THE EVOLUTION OF WARFARE - The Atlantic Council hosts a virtual #ACFrontPage conversation with retired US Army General and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency David Petraeus on Israel, Ukraine, and the evolution of warfare.

    In this moderated...

  • Here’s what Gaza might look like after the war

    HERE’S WHAT GAZA MIGHT LOOK LIKE AFTER THE WAR - Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas Warrick served in the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of State, where he worked on counterterrorism strategies across the Middle East and former Soviet states.

    In Gaza, Warrick says ...

  • Deconstructing the Israel-Hamas disinformation war

    DECONSTRUCTING THE ISRAEL-HAMAS DISINFORMATION WAR - The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative and Digital Forensic Research Lab invite you to join us for a public event on “Deconstructing the Israel-Hamas Disinformation War” on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 12:30 – 2:3...

  • What to expect at COP28

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT COP28 - This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is the flagship global gathering for international negotiations on climate change in 2023.

    The COP28 platform comes at a pivotal moment for 2030 and 2050 climate goals. It marks a decision point for key actio...

  • The Gaza war changes the security equation in the Middle East

    Daniel Mouton, Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs, says that with the Hamas attacks and subsequent Israeli incursion in Gaza, “Israel’s deterrent ability to the region was shattered.”

    Watch as Mouton describes the long-term impacts o...

  • African Creatives Spotlight Series

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    The Africa Center’s African Creatives Spotlight Series aims to highlight creative industries on the continent by showcasing artists who are driving positive change during unprecedented challenges such as health and migration crises, economic uncertainty, and a changing climate. The episodes—by ca...

  • Potential for wider regional conflict as Israel strikes Gaza

    As Israel begins the next phase of its war against Hamas with ground troops entering Gaza, Jonathan Panikoff, director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, explains that while Israel’s objective is to decimate Hamas once and for all, the US is also trying to preven...

  • Atlantic Council at the US-Africa Nuclear Energy Summit

    THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL GLOBAL ENERGY CENTER AT THE US-AFRICA NUCLEAR ENERGY SUMMIT - The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative is pleased to invite you to watch its live-stream of two panels at the US – Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES), hosted by the US Depar...

  • Iraq's Future: Balancing global engagement and domestic growth

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    BALANCING GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND DOMESTIC GROWTH: IRAQ’S FUTURE IN AN EVOLVING LANDSCAPE - On October 26, 2023, the Atlantic Council organized its Iraq Initiative Conference. The conference convened a community of leading experts and policymakers, comprised of Americans and Iraqis, and including s...

  • David Daoud: Hezbollah Risks Joining Hamas in War

    "Hamas does not operate in isolation," Atlantic Council Nonresident Fellow David Daoud of the Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East programs says. He describes the Hezbollah links in Hamas’s attack against Israel on October 7.

    “Since the 1990s Hamas has been gradually integrated into the Iranian-...

  • Israel-Hamas War: The ground, information, and multilateral environment ahead

    ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR: THE GROUND, INFORMATION, AND MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENT AHEAD - Hamas’ horrific terrorist attack has shaken all of Israel into action. There’s still much we don’t know when it comes to what direction the conflict will take, and whether it will remain contained to Israel and Hamas ...

  • Changes in the House: Funding for Ukraine and war in the Middle East

    CHANGES IN THE HOUSE: FUNDING FOR UKRAINE AND WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST - On September 30, Congress passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until mid-November, averting a government shutdown with a 45-day funding extension. In the process, American national security priori...

  • How an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza could play out

    William Wechsler, Senior Director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs, offers analysis on the first week of the new war between Israel and Hamas and what might come next as Israel launches a likely incursion into Gaza.

  • Reimagining Africa's role in revitalizing the global economy

    REIMAGINING AFRICA'S ROLE IN REVITALIZING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY - Join us in exploring Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou's report, "Africa’s Economic Renaissance: Reimagining the Continent’s Role in Revitalizing the Global Economy."

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 10/11/2023

  • A conversation with Zambia's Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane

    A CONVERSATION WITH ZAMBIA'S FINANCE MINISTER SITUMBEKO MUSOKOTWANE - During our conversation with H.E. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Zambia's Minister of Finance and National Planning, we discussed his country's current economic state and recent debt restructuring efforts.

    ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 10/10/2023