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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Josep Borrell outlines the EU’s priorities in a multipolar world

“Today we’re in a multipolar world and [the EU will] have to look outwards because the problem is no longer among us; it’s among us and the rest of the world," Josep Borrell told the Atlantic Council. The problems ahead: the pandemic, Russia, China, and more.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China European Union

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How the next National Defense Strategy can get serious about emerging technologies

US adversaries including China, Iran, and Russia are investing in additional technological capabilities to counterbalance the United States’ advantages in great-power competition—specifically its dominance in kinetic operations and weapons. The next NDS must differentiate among different technologies to create more nuanced strategies.

Seizing the advantage by Justin Sherman, Evanna Hu

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Colombia is pioneering a new model for integrating migrants and refugees. Will it work?

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that he will grant temporary protection status to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia. It is a herculean task, and the country will encounter two major challenges.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Latin America

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How Janet Yellen can help deliver the digital dollar

What precisely will the US Treasury Department do about the rise of digital currencies? Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell should quickly harness the potential of these evolving financial tools, including a US-backed digital dollar.

New Atlanticist by Josh Lipsky, JP Schnapper-Casteras

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Recovering from COVID-19: Can India’s 2021 Union Budget rise to the challenge?

The Indian government recently announced a new budget aimed at providing a major boost to healthcare and infrastructure development. Here's how Atlantic Council experts are assessing the budget.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Economy & Business India

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

US-Greece relations in the Biden era: Why the road to rebuilding the transatlantic alliance runs through Athens

The United States should deepen its strategic engagement with Greece to jointly address challenges posed by competition among global and regional powers.

New Atlanticist by George Pagoulatos and Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment European Union

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

This economic crisis is also a crisis for democracy

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting economic damage across the world. And that damage may be having an insidious knock-on effect: eroding faith in democracy, especially among young people.

New Atlanticist by Amanda Dickerson

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

How the US should respond to the coup in Myanmar

The Biden administration’s announcement that it will freeze one billion dollars of Myanmar government funds held in US banks will squeeze military leaders. But sanctions cannot be the only tool that the United States deploys.

New Atlanticist by Andrea R. Mihailescu

Economic Sanctions Elections

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The rebirth of the State Department’s Office of Sanctions Coordination: Guidelines for success

While sanctions are increasingly a tool of first resort in US foreign policy, the State Department has lacked a disciplined process for coordinating sanctions policy. But the new Office of Sanctions Coordination is an opportunity to fix this problem.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Edward Fishman

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Reboot or repeat? US-Pakistan relations after the Daniel Pearl ruling

Pakistan was likely hoping for a reset with the new Biden administration, one that could refocus relations on the country’s most pressing issues. But those hopes have been dashed by The Supreme Court of Pakistan's recent decision on the Daniel Pearl case.

New Atlanticist by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad

International Norms Media