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Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Experts react: The AUKUS deal has shaken the transatlantic alliance. What should the US and its allies do now?

The Biden administration's sunny declarations about America being "back" are facing a sobering reality check.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council Experts

Defense Policy European Union

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

A cable from Mali: How to bring Bamako back from the brink

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.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel, Petr Tůma

Africa Conflict

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Misunderstanding and underestimating Europe

Europe has changed. It has started—though only started—transforming into a global geopolitical player. The urgent task before Europe is to finish that transition.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

China European Union

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).