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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

A final Brexit countdown?

There’s a Brexit countdown in progress, but whether it’s counted in hours in order to end at midnight on October 16 or in days to end at midnight on Halloween is anybody’s guess.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

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 1, 2019

The geoeconomic superstorm threatening the globe’s three financial hubs

While London and Hong Kong will continue to play outsized roles in international business, their privileged status may be more precarious than it seems.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

China Financial Regulation

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Court decision rebukes Johnson, but will it strengthen his hand?

The Supreme Court succeeded in making a unanimous ruling correct in law and seemingly devoid of political influence, but it could only strengthen the prime minister's support among Brexit voters.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

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

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Westminster tries to rein Johnson in and avoid no-deal

Arguing that the bill would mean he would lose all leverage with Brussels over a new withdrawal agreement, Johnson said “there is only one way forward for the country…there must now be an election.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

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

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Is Germany going soft on China?

If Germany gets its way, it would be the strongest sign to date that Europe is charting its own course in its ties with China, ignoring pressure from hawks in the Trump administration to pare back economic links.

New Atlanticist by Noah Barkin

China Germany

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Boris Johnson: 1066 and all that

Johnson—'minister for the Union', as he has styled himself—now only represents one element of the United Kingdom, albeit the largest. When he addresses the House of Commons on Hastings’ Day, he will truly 'Speak for England,’ and England alone.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

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