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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

EU-US tech cooperation: Strengthening transatlantic relations in data-driven economies

The window of opportunity for an agreement between the United States and European Union (EU) on a common tech rulebook is open once again. In December 2020, the European Commission, encouraged by the victory of ardent Atlanticist Joseph Biden in the US presidential election, issued A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change, an ambitious proposal for strengthening and broadening the transatlantic relationship in multiple key domains including technology governance.

GeoTech Cues by Juraj Majcin (Guest Author)

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

GeoTech recommendations for President Biden’s meetings with allies overseas

US President Joseph Biden is set to embark on his first official overseas foreign affairs trip from June 10 to 16. In light of mounting geopolitical issues around technology, the GeoTech Center provides actionable recommendations for the President to reach global solutions.

GeoTech Cues by Matthew Gavieta

Digital Policy Technology & Innovation

Europe

Fast Thinking

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity International Organizations

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: A new era for NATO

The band is back together: NATO allies gathered at a Monday summit in Brussels. How will the meeting shape NATO’s future, and what cracks did it reveal in the Alliance?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to expect from the Biden-Putin summit

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Doug Klain and Melinda Haring discuss who has the most to gain from the summit and whether this meeting has any chance of stabilizing US-Russia relations.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

FAST THINKING: The world has a new Atlantic Charter

US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a new Atlantic Charter today. What new forms of cooperation will it unleash among democracies? And what will it mean for the struggle between democracies and autocracies?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

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Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Biden’s Europe trip set the stage for his historic ambitions

Having repeatedly provided his diagnosis of the cancers endangering global democracies, Biden this past week accelerated the course of treatment.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the NATO communiqué

But what were they really saying amid all the jargon? And what was missing? Atlantic Council experts combed through the document and left their insights in the margins.

New Atlanticist by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The secret to NATO’s survival: Get political

Why has NATO failed to be an effective political forum and what signs of progress must emerge from this week's summit? There are six core areas to watch over the next eighteen months.

New Atlanticist by Jamie Shea and Michael John Williams

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity International Organizations

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

EU-US tech cooperation: Strengthening transatlantic relations in data-driven economies

The window of opportunity for an agreement between the United States and European Union (EU) on a common tech rulebook is open once again. In December 2020, the European Commission, encouraged by the victory of ardent Atlanticist Joseph Biden in the US presidential election, issued A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change, an ambitious proposal for strengthening and broadening the transatlantic relationship in multiple key domains including technology governance.

GeoTech Cues by Juraj Majcin (Guest Author)

Digital Policy European Union

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

IN BRIEF: Fifteen takeaways from our new report measuring US and Chinese global influence

The Formal Bilateral Influence Capacity (FBIC) Index tracks and quantifies the intensifying competition between China and the United States, measuring influence between pairs of states over the last six decades through the volume of their interactions and the dependence that countries have on one another.

Report by Jonathan D. Moyer, Collin J. Meisel, Austin S. Matthews, David K. Bohl, and Mathew J. Burrows

China Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: A new era for NATO

The band is back together: NATO allies gathered at a Monday summit in Brussels. How will the meeting shape NATO’s future, and what cracks did it reveal in the Alliance?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to expect from the Biden-Putin summit

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Doug Klain and Melinda Haring discuss who has the most to gain from the summit and whether this meeting has any chance of stabilizing US-Russia relations.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

US-EU Summit may end aircraft trade row, but it needs to fly higher to succeed

If policymakers merely deliver movement regarding tariffs on selected physical items, they will have missed an opportunity to craft the foundations for a meaningful transatlantic relationship.

New Atlanticist by Barbara C. Matthews

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué

How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business France

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Expert React: The key takeaways from the Biden-Erdoğan Meeting

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels on June 14 for the first time since Biden's election. Atlantic Council experts offer their reactions on the meeting and its key takeaways.

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Conflict Defense Technologies

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Three priorities for NATO partnerships in a contested world

NATO should double down on what works—capacity-building—while expanding political consultations with partners and forging new frontiers in science and technology cooperation.

New Atlanticist by Lisa Aronsson and Brett Swaney

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Geopolitical weapon: Putin’s pipeline nears completion

This week's summit meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may be one of the last opportunities for the US to take a stand against the Kremlin's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt

Geopolitics & Energy Security Russia

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Misunderstanding and underestimating Europe

Europe has changed. It has started—though only started—transforming into a global geopolitical player. The urgent task before Europe is to finish that transition.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

China European Union

Sun, Jun 13, 2021

History’s warning for the Biden-Putin meeting

The dangers rest in the Biden administration’s understandable focus on China as the contest of our times and insufficient realization of the increased challenges Russia poses.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

A hidden key to the G7’s infrastructure ambitions: Blue Dot Network

Blue Dot Network represents another chapter for US leadership to address global needs and safeguard the international system from predatory behavior. With the Biden administration’s mission to build back better for the world, it is well poised to make BDN one of its landmark legacies for global good.

New Atlanticist by Kaush Arha

Africa Americas

Sat, Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

UkraineAlert by Paul Grod

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

NATO allies contribute to a variety of missions. Here’s a look at how each country chips in.

The NATO alliance conducts a variety of missions on land, sea, and air. Here is a breakdown of how each country has been contributing to a selection of these missions.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland, Demetrios Marinides

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia