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Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy

Disinformation—both foreign and domestic—is a catalytic harm that acts to magnify existing societal vulnerabilities. Forging digital resilience is an urgent priority—because, as Stengel said, disinformation is “an attack on our very democracy. And Americans need to be aware of it.”

New Atlanticist by Zarine Kharazian

Disinformation Russia

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Ratified USMCA key to unlocking Mexican growth

The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will “clearly be an incredible boost” to the Mexican economy at a time when global trade uncertainty threatens to dampen growth prospects around the world, Mexican Secretary of Finance Arturo Herrera said at the Atlantic Council on October 18.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Markets Mexico

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Boris’s Brexit: A done deal?

The prime minister has less than forty-eight hours to forge a coalition that can secure the necessary initial approval of the deal—and Britain’s fractured politics means the outcome of the vote is far from certain.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Afghanistan’s election a “genuine victory,” Afghan ambassador says

In Afghanistan's fourth election since the US invasion in 2001, and after eighteen years of war, nearly three million Afghan citizens took to the polls on election day despite continued attacks from the Taliban.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Afghanistan Elections

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

First female NATO number two hands over post amid Turkey crisis

The highest-ranking woman in Alliance history talks about the crisis in Syria and the success in encouraging gender balance throughout NATO.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

NATO Syria

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