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Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Trump puts America first at the United Nations

“The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship,” US President Donald J. Trump told the assembled leaders, but “we only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen and David A. Wemer

International Organizations Iran

Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The coal phase out commission and Germany’s struggling climate leadership

This piece is the second in a series examining the opportunities and challenges facing the recently launched “Coal Exit Commission” in Germany. You can read the first piece here. Earlier this month, former vice president and climate campaigner Al Gore delivered a tough message to Germany, calling the country’s narrative of climate leadership “out of […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Ellen Scholl and Peter Freudenstein

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Scholl and Morningstar in Handelsblatt Global: Nord Stream 2 takes center stage in Trump’s NATO performance

Read the full article here.

In the News by Ellen Scholl & Richard Morningstar

Germany NATO

Full Bio

Ellen Scholl is a senior fellow with, and former deputy director of, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Ellen has worked on a range of energy issues throughout her career, most recently as Robert Bosch fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI). She also has over five years of energy-related legislative experience, having handled an energy portfolio as committee staff for the US Congress and Texas Senate. Her work on energy and geopolitics and energy governance has been published by SWP, and other work has appeared in the Berlin Policy Journal, Foreign Policy, and Lawfare, among others.

Ellen also worked on energy issues as a student fellow with the Robert S. Strauss Center on International Security and Law, and as a member of the inaugural cohort of the US Foreign Service Internship Program, during which she worked in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and at US Embassy Ankara. Ellen received her master’s degree in global policy studies, with a certificate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she was a Powers fellow. She earned a BA in humanities and government from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with highest honors.