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Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

The transatlantic bond must be protected, Dutch prime minister says

These temporary disagreements between allies should not distract either side of the Atlantic from the fundamental importance of the relationship and international cooperation, according to Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer

European Union

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Chilean president calls for action to combat climate change: “The time is now”

Protecting “our nature, our biodiversity, and our planet is not only an environmental obligation” but a "moral obligation," Presdent Piñera argued.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

DHS’s new counterterrorism strategy calls out white supremacism, but will need resources and support

The new strategic framework is the first in the Trump administration to call out white supremacism as a major domestic terrorism threat but will need support from the White House and Congress to succeed.

New Atlanticist by Thomas S. Warrick

Extremism Terrorism

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Iranian central bank designation: What does it mean?

The only appreciable impact of the September 20 designation will be to further impair the delivery of food and medicine to the Iranian people, who are already struggling to get needed supplies and to antagonize US partners around the globe.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Iran

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

How to make a lasting regime change: A guide for aspiring (democratic) reformers

Why did the Central Europeans succeed when so many efforts at regime change from within failed – ending in tears, bitter disappointment or bloodshed?

New Atlanticist by Jakub Wiśniewski

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

The logic of Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia

While previously mere threats against the safety of shipping were enough to send tremors through oil markets and spook past US presidents, Iranian leaders have seemed powerless to respond to the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign.

New Atlanticist by Henry Rome and Robert Johnston

Geopolitics & Energy Security Iran

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

A geopolitical European Commission: Can the incoming president make it work?

The selection process and presentation have been received relatively well and signal a new Commission leadership adept at messaging and politics. But questions remain whether Ursula von der Leyen can make the complex Commission work

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel and Jörn Fleck

European Union Politics & Diplomacy
Israel election netanhayu

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Netanyahu teetering after inconclusive Israeli election

Results were disappointing for the incumbent, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but still inconclusive. The next phase promises to be no less tortuous.

New Atlanticist by Shalom Lipner

Elections Israel

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Talks in Riyadh on Iran: What happens next?

Trump is more than likely hoping that Saudi officials agree to economic pressure on Iran, but oppose an all-out war.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Iran Saudi Arabia