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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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Fri, Jun 11, 2021

The case for a Comprehensive Approach 2.0: How NATO can combat Chinese and Russian political warfare

Kathleen J. McInnis and Clementine G. Starling outline how NATO’s Comprehensive Approach program can serve as a model to counter political warfare at the strategic level.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen J. McInnis, Clementine G. Starling

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

That was then but this is now: Assessing the new Atlantic Charter

This moment—between these two iconic figures, engaged in an epic struggle against the ultimate evil—is magical. But that allure shouldn’t distract from the fact that the charter was not merely a vague wish list. It had a concrete function in the very tough relationship between two wartime allies.

New Atlanticist by Andrew R. Marshall

Politics & Diplomacy United Kingdom

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

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, NATO defense spending continues to rise

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO allies have continued to increase their defense investments.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland

Defense Industry Europe & Eurasia

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

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

The best defense: Why NATO should invest in resilience

Policies emphasizing resilience should minimize damage, restore stability quickly, and generate improved strategies. To this end, there are several steps NATO can take to build a preventive, resilience-based approach to emerging global challenges.

New Atlanticist by Jaclyn Levy

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Ukraine must do more to regain the West’s trust

The coming week will underline the shortcomings of President Zelenskyy’s foreign policy, with Ukraine left on the sidelines as a series of crucial international summits take place that will directly impact the country’s future.

UkraineAlert by Kira Rudik

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

IN BRIEF: Why the G7 summit matters, in seven charts

The G7 is meeting in person for the first time since the pandemic began. The GeoEconomics Center explains the top seven issues on the agenda and why they matter.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Biden’s Europe trip can help secure Afghanistan’s future. Here’s how.

The democracies meeting this week in Europe should signal continued concrete support for Afghans who do not share the Taliban’s worldview and who seek a peace without a Taliban-imposed regime.

New Atlanticist by Earl Anthony Wayne, James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Ukrainians fear betrayal over Putin’s pipeline

The prospect of NATO and US-Russia summits in mid-June is creating anxiety in Ukraine, which finds itself in the role of bystander despite the nation’s prominent position on the agendas for both meetings.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Biden is building a doctrine around democracy. Will it work?

It’s a compelling vision. But achieving it will be fraught. As the United States has discovered many times, big plans have a way of breaking down when they meet messy reality.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

China International Norms

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

From the G7 to a D-10: Strengthening democratic cooperation for today’s challenges

With the rules-based democratic order under threat, leading democracies need to develop common strategic approaches that pool their collective influence to confront today’s challenges.

Report by Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

Australia Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

China is a present danger to Europe. NATO’s defense plans must respond.

In not emphasizing threats from China in the DDA, the Alliance comes up short. China isn’t some challenge of tomorrow or threat that has yet to fully form; even today, it is a clear and present threat to allied security in Europe and beyond.

New Atlanticist by John R. Deni

China Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Biden-Putin summit: Ukraine should not expect miracles

Ukraine is set to be high on the agenda when US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on June 16. However, few expect any breakthroughs towards ending the seven-year Russo-Ukrainian War.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, May 12, 2021

Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region

Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia