Subscribe to New Atlanticist

Sign up for the New Atlanticist newsletter, which showcases expert analysis from the Atlantic Council community on the most important global issues. Featuring breaking news reactions, opinion pieces, explainers, and focused analyses, New Atlanticist provides a comprehensive look at the top global headlines and the challenges facing the international community.


Fri, May 14, 2021

Czechmate? What’s behind the downward spiral in Czech-Russian relations

After Czech officials exposed Russia's involvement in the 2014 explosions at the Vrbětice arms depot, diplomatic tensions have spiked. A Czech diplomat previews what's coming next.

New Atlanticist by Petr Tůma

Central Europe Corruption

Thu, May 13, 2021

Exclusive poll: Europeans are warming to the US in the Biden era

There’s “hope and optimism” about the transatlantic policies that the United States and EU can create today, said Benjamin Haddad, but there are also “some concerns on some disagreements that have not disappeared with the [US presidential] election.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, May 11, 2021

Experts react: EU and India clash on vaccines, make strides on trade

Leaders from the EU and India met virtually in Portugal, walking away with a renewal of free-trade negotiations, the start of two additional trade agreements, and a new Connectivity Partnership. Here's what our experts are saying about the meeting.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Tue, May 11, 2021

Afghanistan: What now to avoid disaster?

Avoiding complete defeat for US goals after the military withdrawal will require swift, coordinated action from Washington. Five former top US diplomats to Afghanistan reveal how to do it.

New Atlanticist by James Cunningham, Hugo Llorens, Ronald E. Neumann, Richard Olson, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, May 11, 2021

How operational collaboration can improve US cyber capability and response

Dealing with cyber challenges to US national security will take operational collaboration that unites all levels of the government and the private sector. These efforts can maximize the strategic impact of public- and private-sector capabilities, speed up defenders’ response times, and provide organizations with advanced warning of potential attacks and complex threats to resilience.

New Atlanticist by Gregory Rattray

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Mon, May 10, 2021

Deputy secretary of state: US not trying to ‘contain’ Russia and China, but hold them accountable

Wendy Sherman joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss the Iran nuclear talks, NATO burden-sharing, and more. Here are the key takeaways.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

China Civil Society

Fri, May 7, 2021

The risky logic behind China’s economic strategy: ‘Politics in command’

As the regime comes to see private companies as a rising threat, we’re entering a new era of Chinese state capitalism.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Corruption

Thu, May 6, 2021

Europe’s post-COVID strategy: Stay close to allies and build strength at home

Cooperation between the United States and the EU to distribute vaccines globally would constitute a partnership “to save the world,” said Thierry Breton, European commissioner for internal market, at the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Thu, May 6, 2021

Annalena Baerbock’s message to America: She’s in sync with Biden

In one of her first interviews since becoming a candidate for chancellor, the leader of the German Greens reveals her transatlantic agenda to the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Climate Change & Climate Action European Union

Wed, May 5, 2021

Boosting small business is crucial to a smart recovery

A focus on supporting small business is vital for economic recovery. Here's how governments and international institutions can step up.

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth