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Fri, Dec 13, 2019

How the USMCA impacts transatlantic trade policy

The attention today rightly sits with the breakthroughs regarding the labor and environment provisions of the USMCA. But trade policy strategists in Europe and the United States should not delay in using the USMCA’s digital trade chapter as a catalyst to define new foundations for cross-border trade in data and services which will drive economic growth and innovation for the foreseeable future.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Duque’s dilemma: Social unrest and critical governance

Colombia’s president struggles to form the political coalition needed to govern while protesters rally in the streets frustrated by the administration.

New Atlanticist by Felipe Zarama Salazar

Civil Society Colombia

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Johnson triumphs in UK election: What’s next?

“Much of the electorate seems to have bought the Johnson message that electing a Conservative government will mark the end of the Brexit process,” Sir Peter Westmacott said. “In fact, it only signals the beginning of the real negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Lost in translation: Different interpretations of Paris peace talks spell trouble ahead

The diverging visions for a future peace settlement in Ukraine were on full display in Paris this week as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time. These differences were also evident in minor discrepancies that appeared in the Ukrainian and Russian language versions of the summit conclusions.

UkraineAlert by Petro Burkovskyi

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

European integration is taking root across Ukraine despite Russia’s best efforts

A new nationwide study has highlighted the progress made across Ukraine towards greater European integration as the country seeks to move closer to the rest of Europe despite Russian efforts to derail the process and reassert its dominant position.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk

European Union Eurozone

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Iranians fear a permanent internet blackout is in the making

Iranians are concerned they may soon lose access to the global internet as authorities race to bolster local infrastructures.

IranSource by Maziar Motamedi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

US-India relationship is “moving from the era of ambitions to the era of achievements”

Sixty years after US President Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled to India to mark the beginning of the US-Indian relationship, the close ties between Delhi and Washington today “would scarcely be recognizable to Eisenhower’s contemporaries,” Ambassador Alice Wells, US acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, said on December 11.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

India Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

With bipartisan support, USMCA “can stand the test of time”

“It is absolutely crucial for USMCA to be ratified with bipartisan support, and hopefully by including the Democrats in the process it will be an agreement that will serve the interest of all three countries for years to come,” said Jason Marczak, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Mexico Trade

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A tale of two flags: How Bolivia’s racial divide is shaping its political crisis

For a decade, Bolivia has existed under two flags, that have represented the country’s distinct cultural heritages. Now, facing uncertain new elections, it remains to be seen if indigenous and non-indigenous Bolivians will be able to find a common path towards stability and the reinstitution of democratic norms.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Latin America

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Waving the flag of digital sovereignty

European leaders are feeling besieged again. Having spent the past several years building up Europe’s physical defenses against migrants, they now see themselves faced with a less tangible sort of invasion—US technology companies dominating their markets and vacuuming up the personal data of their citizens. And so the cry has gone up from Berlin, Brussels, and Paris: “Digital sovereignty!”

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union