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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Trump vs Erdoğan: It’s hard to bluff when your cards are on the table

It is hard to take seriously threats by the US government to ruin the Turkish economy when Trump himself gave this green light in the first place. Under such circumstances, sanctions have almost no chance of succeeding in putting this genie back in the bottle.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Syria

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The true costs of withdrawing forces from Syria

Getting the United States out of “endless wars” is an admirable goal. But military forces, trust among our partners, and standing firm in the face of adversaries play critical roles in reaching that goal. Getting those functions back in balance will be necessary in moving forward.

New Atlanticist by C. Anthony Pfaff

Conflict Syria

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

A final Brexit countdown?

There’s a Brexit countdown in progress, but whether it’s counted in hours in order to end at midnight on October 16 or in days to end at midnight on Halloween is anybody’s guess.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

How can the United States pick up the pieces of its Syria policy?

Atlantic Council experts detail how Washington can manage the situation in Syria and prevent the US-Turkish relationship from spiraling out of control.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Syria

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

US-China trade war reaches a pause, but still a long way to resolution

While the current trade war pause is good news for many concerned about a damaging escalation in tensions between two of the world’s most important economies, there remains a long road ahead before either Beijing or Washington is ready to fully commit to trade peace.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Transatlantic energy cooperation gains momentum at the second P-TEC ministerial

The second ministerial hosted by the US Department of Energy and the Republic of Lithuania was a significant step towards turning discussions into tangible solutions.

New Atlanticist by Olga Khakova

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Climate investing: Is it sustainable?

For the institutional investors and policy makers who have successfully implemented environmentally mindful and pro-growth policies at home, the transmission of these policies abroad is absolutely crucial, otherwise the clamoring for ESG is held within an exclusive—albeit environmentally sound—echo chamber, which fails to take root where it may be needed most.

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Climate Change & Climate Action International Markets
Libra

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Breaking the buck: What Libra’s demise means for central banks

There is little evidence to suggest that Libra can address the needs of those without bank accounts. With its structure working against the benefits of a central bank digital currency, Libra is less of a call to action and more a solution in search of a problem.

New Atlanticist by Michael B. Greenwald

Financial Regulation

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Turkey has legitimate security concerns, but must keep military incursion into Syria limited

Ankara is justified in trying to secure its border, Matthew Bryza argues, but must not get bogged down in a major military campaign.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Syria Turkey

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

How governments can use cyber tools irresponsibly to preserve power

The Kazakh case serves as an example of irresponsible cyber statecraft, when governments use cyberspace and technological tools to achieve specific political goals, placing the rights of citizens, as well as their political legitimacy, on the line.

New Atlanticist by Safa Shahwan

Central Asia Cybersecurity