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Sun, Jan 19, 2020

From Versailles to Davos: Confronting historic perils

What world leaders coming to Davos know is that history’s course is up for grabs again. Major power competition is heating up, inflamed by a systemic contest between democratic and state capitalism. The world is awash with uncertainty about how new technologies and rising environmental threats could remake our world. The international order of rules and institutions that the U.S. and its partners constructed after World War II is faltering and ill-equipped to navigate these challenges.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Norms International Organizations

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

Australia China

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Top ten risks of 2020

2020 will likely bear more resemblance to the 1930s, as some of the developments which did not reach a denouement in the past year cross the finish line. Several simmering conflicts, symptoms of a global system under strain from US President Donald J. Trump’s “anti-globalist” America First doctrine, could well reach breakpoints in 2020. This may include a shift from the mere corroding of multilateral institutions and US alliances toward total dysfunction.

New Atlanticist by Robert A. Manning, Mathew J. Burrows

China International Norms

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Nia in The Washington Post: Iran’s dark history could repeat itself — unless the world acts

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

How not to discuss with Russia

With global security threatened by the dawn of a new Cold War, dialogue between Russia and the West has never been more important, but when the desire for discussion prevents honest appraisal of the facts, the results can be counterproductive, argues Anders Åslund

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Strategic estrangement between South Korea and Japan as a barrier to trilateral cooperation

Demand for trilateral cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan is on the rise. However, political willingness and capacity for trilateral cooperation are declining.

Report by Dr. Cheol Hee Park

Elections Indo-Pacific

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Livingston joins The World Today to discuss the historic flooding in Venice

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Ullman in UPI: Anniversaries that changed the world: 1918, 1989 and 2016?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Thinking foreign policy in Russia: Think tanks and grand narratives

Russia’s post-Crimean foreign policy does not exist in a vacuum. Its ramifications are colliding with regional and global trends that are effectively destabilizing the post-Cold War international order.

Report by Anton Barbashin & Alexander Graef

Civil Society International Norms

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

Hopes and gains from Berlin Wall’s fall at risk

If US and European leaders don’t recover the common purpose they shared at that time – and there is yet little sign they will – this weekend’s Berlin Wall anniversary is more a moment for concern than celebration.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Europe & Eurasia