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Healthy democratic societies are governed through the holding of elections, passage of policies through government institutions, and equal application of the law to all citizens. These activities influence not only the internal decisions of these societies, but also inform the ways countries interact with their regional and global neighbors, whether through direct bilateral ties or encompassed in larger international organizations.
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Sep 15, 2021
Upgrading US public diplomacy: A new approach for the age of memes and disinformation
By Marta Churella, Wren Elhai, Amirah Ismail, Naima Green-Riley, Graham Lampa, Molly Moran, Jeff Ridenour, Dan Spokojny, and Megan Tetrick
A group of current and former State Department officials offer a set of principles and actions the Biden administration can adopt to strengthen US outreach efforts to overseas publics.
Civil Society
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New Atlanticist
Sep 10, 2021
Confronting the disaster left behind in Afghanistan
By Mir Sadat
The United States screwed up the endgame in Afghanistan once again, but working with allies and private rescue efforts, there’s time to make things right.
Afghanistan
Conflict
New Atlanticist
Sep 3, 2021
Germany’s defense minister: Only political will can protect Europe
By Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
The debate over EU security and defense should be about political will—not institutions.
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Oct 21, 2021
Interview with Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada
By Fariba Pajooh
Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada, joins Fariba Pajooh for an interview to discuss the fall of Kabul, the former Afghan government, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and more.
Afghanistan
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SouthAsiaSource
Oct 21, 2021
Coping and surviving: Insights about today’s Afghanistan
By Omar Samad
Ambassador Omar Samad speaks with four Afghans, two of whom are still in Afghanistan, to discuss events leading to the fall of Kabul, the transition that is underway, and how each speaker is coping with new realities as Afghans facing grave humanitarian challenges are now in survival mode. 
Afghanistan
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UkraineAlert
Oct 21, 2021
Now is the moment to transform Ukraine
By Kristina Kvien, Matti Maasikas, Melinda Simmons
Ukraine is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough towards judicial reform and transforming the rule of law situation in the country but President Zelenskyy must demonstrate the political will to overcome opposition.
CorruptionDemocratic Transitions
UkraineAlert
Oct 21, 2021
Ukraine strengthens independence of key anti-corruption agency
By Anastasia Radina
Ukrainian MPs adopted a landmark law on October 19 that will safeguard the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the key agency in the country’s struggle against corruption.
CorruptionDemocratic Transitions
MENASource
Oct 21, 2021
A return to a constitutional monarchy may solve Libya’s problems
By Mustafa El Sagezli
When it comes to choosing their next chapter, some Libyans have already identified a promising path forward: restoring the 1951 constitution, which called for a representative, technocratic government with a hereditary monarch.
Libya
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New Atlanticist
Oct 20, 2021
Let them eat communiqués: Rich countries’ pandemic inaction
By Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry
Struggling countries came away with more questions than answers from last week's IMF and World Bank meetings.
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In the News
Oct 20, 2021
Chhibber wrote an opinion piece for The Economic Times: Litmus test passed, how the government can ‘Air India’ the rest 
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UkraineAlert
Oct 19, 2021
Russia is the world’s leading exporter of instability
By Iuliia Mendel
Vladimir Putin's Russia has emerged over the past two decades as the world's leading exporter of instability via tools ranging from digital disinformation and weaponized corruption to cyber attacks and military mercenaries.
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In the News
Oct 19, 2021
Rahmani joins a panel discussion at Milken Institute’s Global Conference on Global Overview: Charting a New Course
By Atlantic Council
Afghanistan
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MENASource
Oct 19, 2021
Jordan is pushing for rapprochement with Syria. But is it to reinforce artificial stability in the region?
By Laith Alajlouni
The normalization of ties with Syria is assumed to be a part of a broader regional stabilization plan that Jordan's King Abdullah advocated for during his recent visit to Washington in July.
Middle EastPolitics & Diplomacy
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Wed, November 3, 2021 • 12:00 pm ET
2021 Arthur S. Flemming Awards: Celebrating exceptional public service
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Tue, November 2, 2021 • 10:00 am ET
Middle East security in a changing world: Building a sustainable regional security system
Insights and recommendations from internationally respected experts and practitioners on the main security challenges that confront the Middle East region at a time of transformation. This two-day event will run from Tuesday, November 2 to Wednesday, November 3.
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Fri, October 29, 2021 • 9:00 am ET
Unlocking Uzbekistan’s potential
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