Issue BriefOct 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.
Experts reactSep 21, 2021
Experts react: The AUKUS deal has shaken the transatlantic alliance. What should the US and its allies do now?
By Atlantic Council Experts
The Biden administration's sunny declarations about America being "back" are facing a sobering reality check.
New AtlanticistAug 27, 2021
A cable from Mali: How to bring Bamako back from the brink
By Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma
Against the backdrop of two coups, interethnic and terrorist violence moving south toward Bamako, and France shifting its posture in the Sahel, this could be the last chance to stabilize Mali.
Olivier-Remy Bel is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, with a background in European security. He also serves as Special Advisor for the French Presidency of the EU at the French Ministry for the Armed Forces and was previously (2019-2021) a Visting Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Before that, he was a staffer to Florence Parly, the French Minister of Defense, in charge of European and African Affairs as well as Arms Export Control. He was previously working for the French Ministry of Defense’s Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy. There, he served as Head of the EU Desk, where he was in particular involved in negotiating European initiatives such as the European Defence Fund and the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), and Head of the North America Desk.
A graduate from the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA – the French civil service fast stream training program), he holds a B.A. from Cambridge University, an M.A. from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).