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Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Beyond 5G, Central Europe will be key to countering Chinese technological influence

In seeking to further roll back China’s influence, the US has targeted Huawei during its CEE visit as the Shenzhen-based telecoms-equipment manufacturer competes for a prominent role in the region’s cellular network infrastructure and 5G expansion.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, and Eileen Kannengeiser

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Explainer: What Trump’s Europe coronavirus travel ban means

US President Donald J. Trump’s surprise March 11 announcement barring most travel from Europe to the United States for thirty days starting March 13 rattled stock markets and sent travelers scrambling to make new arrangements. We look in more detail at the implications of the US president’s announcement.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

First privacy, now data: The EU seeks a managed digital space

On February 19, the European Commission launched a major regulatory initiative aimed at creating a transformational digital economy in Europe. Given the close integration of the US and European Union (EU) economies—including in the digital sphere—this European initiative is likely to have a significant impact on US companies and consumers.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell

Digital Policy European Union

Frances G. Burwell is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and a senior director at McLarty Associates. Until January 2017, she served as vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, at the Council. She has served as director of the Council’s Program on Transatlantic Relations, and as interim director of the Global Business and Economics Program, and currently directs the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative. Her work focuses on the European Union and US-EU relations as well as a range of transatlantic economic, political, and defense issues. She was the principal US-based organizer of the Wrocław Global Forum, held annually in Poland, which is the European home of the Atlantic Council’s Freedom Awards. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Allied for Startups.

Her most recent report is The European Union and the search for digital sovereignty: Building “Fortress Europe” or preparing for a new world? (co-authored). Among her other publications are: Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe (2018); After Brexit: Alternate Forms of Brexit and their Implications (co-authored); Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures (co-authored with Mathew Burrows); A Transatlantic Approach to Europe’s East: Relaunching the Eastern Partnership; Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership; Rethinking the Russia Reset; and Transatlantic Leadership for a New Global Economy. She was the principal US-based organizer of the Wrocław Global Forum, held annually during 2010 to 2016 in Poland. She is also a frequent commentator on European politics and transatlantic relations, with interviews and op-eds appearing in the Huffington Post, Handelsblatt Global Edition, Financial Times, al-Jazeera, BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC, CCTV, among others.

Prior to joining the Council, Dr. Burwell was executive director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland and also served as founding executive director of Women In International Security. She has a doctorate from the University of Maryland, an M. Phil from Oxford University, and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.