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Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Brexit hits another snag as Parliament blocks Johnson’s fast track

It is hard to escape the conclusion that the bill was not only being rushed because Boris Johnson wanted to deliver on his promise that Britain will quit the European Union on October 31 but in very large part because the Government did not want the bill to undergo any detailed examination.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

With nuclear stakes, the world cannot afford Russian obfuscation

Purposeful misinformation and obfuscation of the truth puts the world at risk of dangerous miscalculation from policy makers, and the Russian government’s response to its most recent nuclear accident does not inspire confidence.

New Atlanticist by Doug Klain

Crisis Management International Norms

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The US-Japan trade deal could undermine the WTO

If the United States were to complete additional tariff-cutting deals with such limited scope and other countries were to follow this model in their bilateral trade negotiations, the WTO might confront a gradual erosion of one its central tenets—most favored nation, or “MFN,” treatment.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

Japan Trade

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The emerging EU regulatory landscape for digital platform liability

As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The rebirth of internationalism?

As the United States enters another presidential election season, its political class should make the case to the American people that internationalism is not an exercise in utopianism or charity; rather, it is the best and cheapest way to keep the United States safe and, indeed, put America first.

New Atlanticist by Paul D. Miller

International Norms United States and Canada

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Poland, America, and a new West

To keep the “good times” in Poland, and the good times in US-Polish relations which helped lead the good times generally, Americans and Poles alike need to make efforts and show wisdom.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Democratic Transitions Nationalism

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Bipartisanship on Syria: Episode or enduring?

Donald Trump has, quite unintentionally, made bipartisanship on Syria possible. He alone will determine whether this is a brief, passing episode or an enduring reality. He alone will determine whether bipartisanship will facilitate a sensible policy in Syria.

New Atlanticist by Frederic C. Hof

Syria

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Passing the baton in Turkmenistan

The capital, Ashgabat, is whispering that the president plans to place his son Serdar in a leadership role, while he takes on the mantle of sage advisor, becoming the power behind the throne (rather than on it). In essence, Berdimuhamedow is securing hereditary succession for his son, while retaining power.

New Atlanticist by Victoria Clement

Central Asia Democratic Transitions

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Brexit: Another day, another crisis

In a day that has created as much uncertainty as any other in the four-year long saga of Britain’s proposed exit from the EU, Johnson actually managed to trigger not one but two constitutional crises.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

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