New AtlanticistFeb 7, 2024
Charles Michel’s U-turn has not solved the thorny question of who the next European Council president will be
By Francis Shin
In early January, the current European Council president announced that he would run in the 2024 European Parliament elections, only to reverse his decision later the same month.
New AtlanticistFeb 1, 2024
Ursula von der Leyen has delivered major wins on decarbonization. What would she do with another term?
By Francis Shin, Théophile Pouget-Abadie
As her first term comes to an end, von der Leyen’s European Commission leaves a landmark legacy for clean energy.
Francis Shin is a research assistant in the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. His current work focuses on topics spanning policy toward anti-money laundering and countering transnational kleptocracy. He has a master of international affairs degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where his dissertation was on the growing role of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) network in international sanctions regimes.
Prior to joining the Council in 2021, he was a research assistant at the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing program, a research partnership with the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Shin also interned at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC, and the United Nations Office at Geneva. In 2021, Shin was the geostrategy & financial diplomacy fellow in the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy program.