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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Hezbollah takes control of Lebanon’s judiciary in assault on rule of law

Lebanon is a nation in crisis. Just as Hezbollah is the main cause of the current economic crisis, Hezbollah, through its FPM allies, is also the impetus for the assault on the rule of law. The Hezbollahization of Lebanon must be reversed. Reforming one broken sector in Lebanon without restoring the rule of law—the most foundational pillar of Lebanese society—will play into Hezbollah’s hands, continue the misery of the Lebanese people, and ensure Lebanon’s inevitable failure.

New Atlanticist by Michael D. Barbero

Civil Society Corruption

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Protocol expert Capricia Marshall offers advice on the “power of diplomacy”

"Protocol creates a detailed road map, large or small, for our global leaders," Marshall said. "It’s those micro-moves that create a major impact on every engagement.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

India’s China app ban heightens need for multilateral discussion on digital privacy and security

Even with other the political and economic factors at play, the decision may be a small sign of some shared ground between India and the United States when it comes to data policy.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

China Digital Policy

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Start of USMCA brings hope amid COVID-19 economic crisis

“Together, Canada, Mexico and the United States make North America an energy, manufacturing, and innovation powerhouse," Damon Wilson says. "The USMCA helps unlock this potential, offering greater prosperity for these nations' citizens and positioning democracies in North America to better shape global standards and compete with China."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

LGBTI leaders speak out on COVID, US-Europe relations, and the fight for equality

As the world marks Pride Month, three prominent out LGBTI European leaders discussed their countries’ fight against coronavirus, ongoing disagreements between Europe and the United States, and the continuing fight for LGBTI equality.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Private lenders need to step up on African debt relief

While policymakers have called for a moratorium on developing countries’ debt payments, bankers and bondholders have raised the alarm about how such action would decimate their bottom lines. There will need to be another approach.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

How revelations of Russian bounties in Afghanistan could escalate the US-Russia feud

"The United States and its democratic allies have options," to push back against Moscow, but they must "think through the challenge with care and in context of the larger challenge Putin poses for us," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Russian bounties on US troops signify a dangerous new phase in relations

The United States and its allies must listen to the warnings of intelligence agencies and recognize this coordinated campaign of destabilization for what it is: a new and lethal threat shared by each country within which Putin’s agents are operating. The Hot Peace is heating up.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Politics & Diplomacy Russia

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

A divided Taliban could unleash a new proxy war in Afghanistan

The shift in the balance of power within the Taliban has the potential to upend Afghan security, India-Pakistan relations, and the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

New Atlanticist by Jared Schwartz and Yelena Biberman

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

NAFTA’s successor is about to take effect. Here’s why it will be good for North America—and bad for the WTO

While the USMCA preserves free-trade flows among the three member countries, its use by the United States as a template for future trade negotiations, starting with the EU and the United Kingdom, would have a far-reaching effect on future developments of world trade.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Mexico Trade