The Atlantic Council

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:33
The article discusses the limits of the U.S. military assistance that the Somali government has received and the need for a new strategy from both US forces and the Somali government to counter violent extremism as militant groups adapt to increased US military action.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:37
With a population of almost 80 million people and unparalleled natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC or the Congo) is a country of tremendous potential—but only that. One of the most violent places on earth, its people suffer from the brutality of armed groups and political instability.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 06:40
Brazilian textile association official says action on forced labor may hurt exports.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:37
With more than 1.25 million displaced, over 4,000 killed, and about 80 percent of the Yemeni population in desperate need for help, the prospects for Yemen as a future functioning nation state do not bode well without a proactive plan to stop the fighting.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 10:41
Frederic C. Hof, Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center, delivered an address on June 8 to an audience at the NATO Defense College in Rome. His remarks considered the problem facing the United States and President Barack Obama on how to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). Without a shift in US policy to address the problem in both Iraq and Syria—and soon—the anti-ISIS coalition may find itself fighting the same battles against a much more entrenched extremist group. Please read excerpts of his remarks below.
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 05:04
Tunisia has faced increasingly complex security problems since its uprising in 2011 and in the country’s post-revolution phase.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 08:12
Ambassador Frederic C. Hof states in the report that train and equip program for Syria needs to be put on steroids. To do so efficiently will require secure areas in Syria protected from regime air attacks and from ground attacks mounted by the regime, ISIL, and other extremists. This will require American leadership; not American boots on the ground.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 07:34
Early indications suggest that the administration's longstanding bias toward minimal effort on Syria—a bias reinforced and sustained politically by widespread public indifference—remains essentially in place.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:05
The longer the United States ignores the growing threat of these jihadist groups, the more difficult it will be to roll back, as recent events in Iraq have shown. Yet, addressing it solely through a narrow counterterrorism strategy would exacerbate the problem