Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Germany’s social democrats look for a new face, but their problems are much deeper

A change at the top may not be enough to reverse SPD’s decline, as the party has failed to respond to structural changes within German society that have eroded support for the social democrats.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Northern Europe

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Trump’s Syria withdrawal

Atlantic Council experts respond to the withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria, Turkish military action, and the road ahead on a members and press call.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Middle East Syria

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Toward digital power over states

Rapid advances in digital technologies amplify the potential for data acquisition from and influence over other states. One state aggressively pursuing digital advantage globally is China, especially in its leveraging of artificial intelligence (AI).

Infographic by Thomas A. Campbell

China Defense Technologies

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Ukraine at the Atlantic Council: Building a program, protecting American interests

Given the Atlantic Council’s long track record on Ukraine, we have a unique perspective on how Ukraine moved from a geopolitical issue to a domestic one. In the midst of this growing domestic debate, we remain clear-eyed about US interests: Ukraine’s success is the best means to check Russian adventurism.

Blog Post by John Herbst and Damon Wilson

Ukraine

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

A digital agenda for the new European Commission: issues and opportunities

Under the outgoing European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union has emerged as the regulatory superpower of the global digital economy. Early signs indicate Brussels will continue to leverage the power of the single market and its regulatory approach when a new Commission takes office in November 2019.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

European Union International Markets

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Recap: Roundtable with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs

On October 1st, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a roundtable conversation with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India. The discussion focused on the future of US-India relations amidst a renewed Western focus on geopolitics and economic development in the region. In his opening remarks, Dr. Jaishankar […]

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Afghanistan India

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Key Sanctions Risks and Trends

On September 19th, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted an event alongside Kharon to discuss key sanctions risks and trends. Ambassador Daniel Fried, the Weiser Family distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, offered brief opening remarks to introduce the event’s topic and presenters.

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China Economic Sanctions

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

After Brexit, will Scotland take the high road out of the UK?

Just two years after Scots narrowly rejected independence by referendum, a second bite at the apple―IndyRef2―is being widely discussed, and one recent opinion pollshows it leading to a pro-independence result.

Long Take by Andrew R. Marshall

Elections European Union

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Sanctions explained: How a foreign policy problem becomes a sanctions program

Sanctions allow a US president to exercise power unilaterally and often expeditiously. They are often one of the few middle grounds between war and words.

Feature by Brian O’Toole and Samantha Sultoon

Economic Sanctions

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Senegal’s economy minister outlines strategy for private sector-led growth

On Friday, September 20, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Amadou Hott, minister of economy, planning, and cooperation of the Republic of Senegal. Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby provided opening remarks and welcomed Hott to the Atlantic Council. Hott outlined the state of Senegal’s economy and President Macky Sall’s focus on private sector-led growth. He […]

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Guinea’s president seeks expanded US investment

On Thursday, September 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham provided opening remarks and welcomed President Condé to the Atlantic Council. President Condé discussed Guinea’s ability to implement reforms and overcome challenges in […]

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Africa Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Côte d’Ivoire’s first lady objects to proposed US ban on Ivorian cocoa

On Wednesday, September 18, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Dominique Ouattara, first lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, for a private discussion on Ivorian efforts to eradicate child trafficking, exploitation, and labor from the cocoa supply chain. Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer, with an annual production output of approximately […]

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Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Saudi Aramco attacks

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

First glimpses of Tokayev’s Kazakhstan: The listening state?

Steps towards reform in politics, law, economics, administration, civil society, and foreign relations by the new Kazakh president should compel the United States and its allies to take a more engaged and active approach to Kazakhstan.

Long Take by S. Frederick Starr

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The 27th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum aimed to promote economic progress and security in the OSCE area through energy co-operation, new technologies, good governance and connectivity in the digital era. The following is Amb. Richard Morningstar’s address to OSCE country representatives in Prague on September 11, 2019. […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Richard L. Morningstar

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The Atlantic Council has a new website!

It’s a big step forward in our long-term strategy to transform into a more digitally-focused organization that incorporates technology into every aspect of our work—research insights, convenings, communication, and collaboration

Blog Post by Andrew R. Marshall

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

On the ground with Iron Wolf: NATO put to the test

An up-close look at NATO forces preparing to defend the Alliance’s vital eastern flank.

Photo Essay by Ieva Budzeikaite

NATO Northern Europe

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

NATO members are picking up the burden

While movement towards 2 percent may seem slow, it is clear that NATO allies are making significant changes to their defense spending.

Infographic by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Public Event with Iraqi MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin

On August 6, the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative hosted Iraqi Council of Representatives Member Sarkawt Shamsulddin for a public event. In 2018, Shamsulddin became the youngest member of the Iraqi parliament, securing the top position of the New Generation Movement in Sulaymaniyah Province. He is now one of the leaders of The Future parliamentary bloc […]

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Iraq