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Wed, Dec 11, 2019

US-India relationship is “moving from the era of ambitions to the era of achievements”

Sixty years after US President Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled to India to mark the beginning of the US-Indian relationship, the close ties between Delhi and Washington today “would scarcely be recognizable to Eisenhower’s contemporaries,” Ambassador Alice Wells, US acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, said on December 11.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

India Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

With bipartisan support, USMCA “can stand the test of time”

“It is absolutely crucial for USMCA to be ratified with bipartisan support, and hopefully by including the Democrats in the process it will be an agreement that will serve the interest of all three countries for years to come,” said Jason Marczak, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Mexico Trade

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

A tale of two flags: How Bolivia’s racial divide is shaping its political crisis

For a decade, Bolivia has existed under two flags, that have represented the country’s distinct cultural heritages. Now, facing uncertain new elections, it remains to be seen if indigenous and non-indigenous Bolivians will be able to find a common path towards stability and the reinstitution of democratic norms.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Latin America

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Waving the flag of digital sovereignty

European leaders are feeling besieged again. Having spent the past several years building up Europe’s physical defenses against migrants, they now see themselves faced with a less tangible sort of invasion—US technology companies dominating their markets and vacuuming up the personal data of their citizens. And so the cry has gone up from Berlin, Brussels, and Paris: “Digital sovereignty!”

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Russia-Ukraine Paris peace talks: The view from Berlin

Monday’s Normandy Four summit in the French capital saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron sitting down with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin in a bid to end years of deadly stalemate and bring to an end the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas. What kind of impression did the long-awaited Paris summit make in Berlin?

UkraineAlert by Mattia Nelles

Conflict Germany

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Life after war: The impact of conflict on Syrian artists

After a scrawled graffiti message in Daraa, Syrian artists began to express themselves more than they ever could since the Assad family took power. Revolutionary art exploded on to the global scene during the Arab Spring. Particularly in Syria, artists, writers, and filmmakers found a new voice, free of fear. Defiance, grief, and frustration were […]

SyriaSource by Natasha Hall

Conflict Resilience & Society

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Don’t let tech policy disrupt the US-India trade deal

Yet as negotiators prepare for the final stage of the talks, India’s efforts to advance three new tech policies could emerge as a potential spoiler. Preventing a downward spiral in bilateral trade relations will require India to tread cautiously in its approach to tech policy and delay new measures that would disrupt a trade deal.

New Atlanticist by Anand Raghuraman

India Trade

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Albania’s former foreign minister: EU made “strategic mistake” in delaying accession negotiations

The failure of European Union leaders to greenlight the start of the enlargement process for Albania and North Macedonia in October was “a step backwards” for the region’s path towards European integration, according to former Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union The Balkans

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

How not to discuss with Russia

With global security threatened by the dawn of a new Cold War, dialogue between Russia and the West has never been more important, but when the desire for discussion prevents honest appraisal of the facts, the results can be counterproductive, argues Anders Åslund

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

What the United States can learn from Europe on fighting cyberattacks and disinformation

If you want to deal effectively with cyber challenges then you need to address not just the computer part…but the political part as well, the human being behind the attack,” said Jonatan Vseviov, the Estonian ambassador to the United States.

New Atlanticist by John Burton

Disinformation European Union