Experts

Jeffrey Lightfoot

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Laure Mandeville

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative

Leo Michel

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Andrea Montanino

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Content

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Ukraine faces a decisive December in a rapidly deteriorating geopolitical climate

With a NATO summit in London and long awaited peace talks in Paris, December is shaping up to be a decisive month for Ukraine, but the geopolitical climate is far from favorable and could deteriorate further.

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict France

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

“Brain-dead” or not “brain-dead”? That is not the question.

Macron's interview is not about NATO or the United States, but rather about Europe. His interview reflects deep worries that Europe is gradually being on the menu of global power politics and about the means to ensure that it is at the table instead.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy France

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Wieslander quoted in The New York Times on Macron’s leadership

In the News by Atlantic Council

European Union France

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

By blocking enlargement decision, Macron undercuts France’s Balkan goals

By strongly supporting the government of North Macedonia from the start and granting it the opening of negotiations, it would have been possible to create a virtuous circle in the region and kill four birds with one stone. President Macron chose to do exactly the opposite.

New Atlanticist by Loic Tregoures

European Union France

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

A Conversation about the Transatlantic Relationship and Foreign Policy Tools with French MP Roland Lescure

On October 18, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable conversation with Roland Lescure, Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the French parliament and representative for the French living in North America. The discussion focused on the transatlantic economic relationship and future growth prospects for […]

Event Recaps by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Sep 2, 2019

Haddad quoted in The Economist on Macron reclaiming France’s international leadership

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia France

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Taking on the temperature

Paris is certainly a leader in the effort to confront climate change and has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050; it recently released a comprehensive “urban cooling strategy” to prepare for the extreme heat that has cost lives and livelihoods in the recent past.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action France

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

France’s digital tax: all about leverage?

The new measure should be a warning that European states will adopt unilateral solutions to update tax rules

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Digital Policy Economy & Business