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Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Brexit hits another snag as Parliament blocks Johnson’s fast track

It is hard to escape the conclusion that the bill was not only being rushed because Boris Johnson wanted to deliver on his promise that Britain will quit the European Union on October 31 but in very large part because the Government did not want the bill to undergo any detailed examination.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

With nuclear stakes, the world cannot afford Russian obfuscation

Purposeful misinformation and obfuscation of the truth puts the world at risk of dangerous miscalculation from policy makers, and the Russian government’s response to its most recent nuclear accident does not inspire confidence.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Crisis Management International Norms

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The US-Japan trade deal could undermine the WTO

If the United States were to complete additional tariff-cutting deals with such limited scope and other countries were to follow this model in their bilateral trade negotiations, the WTO might confront a gradual erosion of one its central tenets—most favored nation, or “MFN,” treatment.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

Japan Trade

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The emerging EU regulatory landscape for digital platform liability

As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The real cost of Russian gas

As a result of the Nord Stream 2 project, Europeans will get more climate-friendly gas and Russians will choke on coal dust.

UkraineAlert by Evgeniia Chirikova

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Is Europe giving up on Ukraine?

Some European leaders seem to want a new approach with Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Political Reform

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The rebirth of internationalism?

As the United States enters another presidential election season, its political class should make the case to the American people that internationalism is not an exercise in utopianism or charity; rather, it is the best and cheapest way to keep the United States safe and, indeed, put America first.

New Atlanticist by Paul D. Miller

International Norms United States and Canada

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Invisible in an invisible war

The six women in fatigues sitting around a well-appointed brunch table in suburban Washington give an impression of sincerity and sacrifice. Members of the Ukraine Women’s Veterans Movement, they were in Washington, DC, from October 7-12, to promote their new report, Invisible Battalion 2.0, a national survey of the status of Ukraine’s women veterans. They […]

UkraineAlert by Lauren Van Metre and Steven Steiner

Civil Society Conflict

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity

A number of global heavyweights have recently adopted the Ukrainian-language derived “Kyiv” as their official spelling for the country’s capital city, replacing the Russian-rooted “Kiev.”

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Political Reform

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Poland, America, and a new West

To keep the “good times” in Poland, and the good times in US-Polish relations which helped lead the good times generally, Americans and Poles alike need to make efforts and show wisdom.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Democratic Transitions Nationalism