Mon, Apr 1, 2019

Europe’s most important election

The 2019 vote is the most important European election to ever take place. Not only because it takes place in a time of deep uncertainty about the European project, but more so because for the first time the campaign is really about differing visions of what the EU should be.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad

Elections European Union

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Far right grows in opposition to Dutch consensus politics

The more anti-establishment parties grow, the more parties in the center need to team up to govern the country, which lends credence to the far-right’s claim that all mainstream parties are the same.

New Atlanticist by Nick Ottens

Elections Populism

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

What’s driving the spat between France and Italy?

The meeting, and ensuing French reaction, marks a peak in the escalation of rhetoric between French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Italy’s ruling Five Star-League coalition over the past eight months.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad

European Union France

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Lipner in Foreign Policy: Don’t Fear the Deep State. It’s the Shallow State That Will Destroy Us.

In the News by


Sun, Jan 13, 2019

The five historic shifts that will shape 2019

The treacherous year ahead that we confront – littered with political, economic and security risks – presents all the challenges of a double black diamond ski run.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

International Norms Macroeconomics

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Rising Populism and the Future of Europe

On Thursday, December 13th, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program and the Embassy of Spain co-hosted an event on rising populism in Europe, celebrating the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Spain’s pluralistic constitution.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Right-Wing party gains ground in Spain

The December 2 regional election in Andalusia ended the Spanish anomaly. As the results poured in, heads turned in Europe as Vox, a populist right-wing party, won 11 percent of the vote and twelve seats in the Andalusian parliament.

New Atlanticist by Alex Baker

Elections Populism

Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0

As is now known, the Kremlin’s tentacles do not stop in Ukraine, Georgia, or East Central Europe. They reach far and deep in the core of western societies. Acknowledging the ongoing threat is the first step to countering its effects and building long-term resilience.

Report by Atlantic Council

Corruption Cybersecurity

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0

“Russia’s interference in the US presidential election in 2016 sent a signal to the West: democratic societies are deeply vulnerable to foreign influence,” writes Dr. Alina Polyakova in The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy, and Spain, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Following a successful installment on Russian […]

Report by Atlantic Council

Corruption Disinformation

Tue, Sep 26, 2017

The MADCOM future

Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) tools will provide propagandists radically enhanced capabilities to manipulate human minds. Human cognition is a complex system, and AI tools are very good at decoding complex systems. Interactions on social media, browsing the Internet, and even grocery shopping provide thousands of data points from which technologists can build psychological profiles on nearly […]

Report by Matt Chessen

Americas Civil Society