Issue Brief Oct 8, 2021
Global Britain: An American review
By Dame Karen Pierce, Max Bergmann, Peter Rough, Rachel Ellehuus, Yakov Feygin, Nate Sibley, Livia Godaert, Leah Scheunemann, Safa Shahwan Edwards, Margaret Jackson, Olivier-Remy Bel, Damir Marusic, Jörn Fleck, Julia Friedlander, Frances Burwell, James Batchik
What is happening to Britain in the world? Since 2016, when Brexit began with the United Kingdom’s shock “leave” vote to quit the European Union, the conversation has become almost impossible to have without entering into a fierce and polemical debate surrounding the country’s departure.
New Atlanticist Jul 1, 2021
Policy memo: A digital agenda for the Three Seas Initiative Summit
By Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, James Batchik, and Luka Ignac
The Three Seas nations should invest in digital infrastructure, nurture emerging technologies, and amplify the region's voice on policy. Here's how.
Op-Ed Jan 25, 2022
It’s time for Europe to defend Ukraine—and itself
By James Batchik and Doug Klain
“Ukraine is not calling for foreign forces to fight on its behalf—its military has made remarkable advances since 2014, and more than a third of Ukrainians have declared their willingness to go to the frontlines today if needed. The West failed Ukraine in 2014 by equivocating and failing to provide the aid it needed. Now […]
New AtlanticistMar 9, 2023
Three things to watch when Ursula von der Leyen visits the White House
By Jörn Fleck, James Batchik, Nicole Lawler
Expect coordination on supporting Ukraine and weakening Russia, addressing China—and, possibly, an attempt to move past the rift sparked by the Inflation Reduction Act.
New AtlanticistDec 22, 2022
Rishi Sunak needs to do away with caution to deliver on his promise of evolutionary foreign policy
By James Batchik
With Russia’s upending of Europe’s security and the geopolitical shift toward the Indo-Pacific, the UK prime minister needs to offer more if Britain is to be a partner of first resort.
Experts reactOct 20, 2022
Experts react: What the resignation of UK Prime Minister Liz Truss means for Britain and the world
By Atlantic Council experts
Our experts tell us what this political shuffling means for the United Kingdom—and whether there's truly a "unity candidate" in the running to take the helm.
James Batchik is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, where he supports programming on the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Three Seas Initiative, and the center’s transatlantic digital and tech portfolio.
Batchik was previously an intern and project assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative. He also held internships at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, US Congress, and the US Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia. Batchik received a MSc with distinction from the London School of Economics & Political Science in theory and the history of international relations. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in international studies, history, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies.