Issue BriefDec 22, 2021
Beyond the peninsula: US-ROK cooperation on digital connectivity in the Indo-Pacific
By Miyeon Oh
This issue brief examines digital connectivity efforts through a snapshot of Indonesia and Vietnam to show how China’s neighbors in Asia are on different trajectories in response to US-China strategic competition.
ReportDec 22, 2021
Seizing the advantage: A vision for the next US national defense strategy
By Clementine G. Starling, Tyson Wetzel, Christian Trotti
In this latest installment of the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series, Forward Defense’s Clementine Starling, Lt Col Tyson Wetzel, and Christian Trotti articulate their vision and recommendations for the next US National Defense Strategy, including clearer prioritization, investments and divestments, reposturing of US forces, a new warfighting concept, and a focus on transnational threats like hybrid warfare and climate change.
ReportDec 21, 2021
Axis of collusion: The fragile Putin-Xi partnership
By Harley Balzer
The close relationship between the leaders of Russia and China drives what many think is a developing Sino-Russian alliance, but tensions over deep issues remain. Just how close are these great powers?
ReportDec 20, 2021
The domestic challenges that threaten China’s superpower future
By Dexter Tiff Roberts
This report examines the key internal challenges Xi Jinping and the CCP face as China's economy undergoes its biggest transition in decades, and how these challenges will affect how China deals with the world moving forward.
Issue BriefDec 17, 2021
The EU as a global actor in the Indo-Pacific
The coming French presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2022 presents a great opportunity to turn commitments to deepen such cooperation into action, demonstrating that the transatlantic community can effectively deliver together in the Indo-Pacific region.
Issue BriefDec 16, 2021
What is “Common Prosperity” and how will it change China and its relationship with the world?
By Dexter Tiff Roberts
This issue brief examines the key reasons behind Xi Jinping's drive towards "common prosperity" and how it will change China and its relationship with the world.
Issue BriefDec 15, 2021
Doing it his way: How Naftali Bennett could beat the odds and wind up transforming Israel
By Shalom Lipner
Israel is experiencing the throes of growing pain. After the uninterrupted, twelve-year reign of Benjamin Netanyahu – whom many Israelis considered irreplaceable as the country's prime minister – Israelis have a new chief. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, virtually unknown on the global stage, is moving through this uncharted territory ambitiously.
ReportDec 10, 2021
Event report: Transatlantic renewal in an era of strategic competition
By Ash Jain, Joel Kesselbrenner
As the world enters a new era of strategic competition, the United States, Canada, and Europe must work together to advance shared values and interests and foster a rules-based international order.
ReportDec 8, 2021
A plan for Colombia’s COVID recovery and why it matters for the United States
By Atlantic Council US-Colombia Task Force
The continuity of Colombia’s prosperity and role as a key US partner depends, in part, on the country’s ability to swiftly recover from COVID-19. In 2020, lockdowns and mobility restrictions led to a major recession in Colombia, exacerbating unemployment, poverty, and pre-existing inequalities.