New Atlanticist

Dec 7, 2022

The new Swedish government’s agenda for its EU presidency: Forging unity on Ukraine, defense, and trade

By Katherine Walla

Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström explained Wednesday at an Atlantic Council Front Page event that the EU needs strengthening on several fronts to face the challenges ahead.

European Union NATO

Experts react

Dec 7, 2022

Experts react: Peru’s president was removed from office after a failed power grab. Now what?

By Atlantic Council experts

As Pedro Castillo heads for the exits, our Latin America experts break down all the constitutional chaos.

Americas Corruption


Dec 7, 2022

Melinda Haring: Ukraine’s unquenchable thirst for freedom inspires me

By Melinda Haring

Melinda Haring signs off on eight years at the Atlantic Council with love letter to Ukraine recounting how the East European country captured her heart with its intoxicating lust for life and unquenchable thirst for freedom.

Civil Society Conflict


Dec 7, 2022

Turkey can become an energy hub—but not by going all-in on Russian gas

By Yevgeniya Gaber

Turkey has the ambition and potential to play a key role in the regional energy landscape but Russian gas hampers its effort to become a hub.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security


Dec 7, 2022

The G7 should prioritize low-carbon steel at its upcoming summit

By Matthew Piotrowski, George Frampton, and Nitya Aggarwal

Steel decarbonization standards and methodology should be top of mind for the G7. Cooperation and harmonization is the only way to secure optimal climate and business outcomes for this emissions-intensive and trade-exposed sector.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Dec 6, 2022

A reframed engagement with Afghanistan

By Annie Pforzheimer

Some form of engagement is important to ensure that Afghanistan’s people are not forgotten and can sustainably recover from the economic shocks of drought, COVID-19, and lost international assistance associated with the NATO presence. 

Afghanistan Human Rights


Dec 6, 2022

Yes, you can mine Bitcoin and contribute to the climate effort

By Julia Nesheiwat and Ari Kohn

Bitcoin mining boasts the total demand to anchor renewable energy development and the flexibility to fill in load troughs and improve economics. These features could mean crypto mining stands to play a major part in the achievement of climate goals.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions


Dec 6, 2022

Russia must stop being an empire if it is wishes to prosper as a nation

By Taras Kuzio

Post-Soviet Russia never shed the imperial identity inherited from the Soviet and Czarist past but Putin's disastrous invasion of Ukraine could now set the stage for the emergence of a post-imperial Russian identity.

Central Asia Conflict


Dec 6, 2022

Top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship

By South Asia Center

The top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship, hosted in in partnership with the Engro Corporation, the University of Lahore, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Dec 6, 2022

How Ukraine’s proposed special tribunal for Russian aggression would work

By Celeste Kmiotek

A special tribunal on Russian aggression would raise questions around jurisdiction, legal details, and the role of the US. Here's how they can be addressed.

Conflict Human Rights