About the Council

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

Making a difference

Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

On February 11, 2020 the DFRLab hosted “Peering Around the Corner: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus,” a timely series of panels on the potential geopolitical and economic consequences of Coronavirus, and how misinformation about the crisis may influence its impact.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

China Disinformation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

US energy priorities abroad: A conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted newly appointed US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for a public address and moderated discussion about US government energy priorities abroad.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Panel of speakers

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

On February 4, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted an event showcasing the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute’s most recent report, Global Status of CCS 2019: Targeting Climate Change, in tandem with a lively discussion about the current status of carbon capture and storage (CCS), the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, as well as the role of CCS facilities in global decarbonization.

Program Impact Story by Global Energy Center

Latest commentary and analysis

Fri, Jul 3, 2020

Minsk Maidan? Belarus facing summer of discontent

Belarus has been an international backwater for much of the past 25 years, but it may soon find itself thrust into the geopolitical spotlight as tensions mount ahead of the country’s August 9 presidential election.

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

What Poland wants when it comes to US troops

It’s not a place the Polish government wants to be: caught between its crucial transatlantic ally the United States and its neighbor, Europe’s most powerful country, Germany.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Defense Policy Germany

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Latest in-depth research and reports

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Assessing Indian digital trade policies: Will they support a $5 trillion economy?

Trade policy has come to the fore as a growing number of countries restrict exports of critical medical supplies to ensure sufficient availability for patients in-country. In this crisis, international collaboration to keep trade flowing has been limited and has not prevented many countries from imposing new trade restrictions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mark Linscott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Ukrainian business leaders advocated better economic policy and rule of law: A report card

During his presidency, President Zelenskyy promised to bring major reform to Ukraine. One year on, what reforms have been achieved, and what obstacles remain for Ukraine?

Report by Anders Åslund

Corruption Democratic Transitions
Breton- on digital sovereignty

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The European Union and the search for digital sovereignty: Building “Fortress Europe” or preparing for a new world?

When the new European Commission took office under President Ursula von der Leyen, enhancing digital capabilities across the European Union immediately emerged as a top priority. Even in her first statement before being confirmed as European Commission president, von der Leyen called for Europe to achieve “technological sovereignty in some critical technology areas.” Despite the […]

Issue Brief by Frances Burwell, Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Content

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Chhibber in The Economic Times: The time couldn’t be more ripe for Narendra Modi to cement a strategic India-US alliance

In the News

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Lipner in the American Interest: Annexation and the dubious doctrine of wishful thinking

In the News

Israel Middle East

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Fayyad in TIME: How Palestinians can reunite under a new agenda to counter Israel’s annexation

In the News

Israel Middle East

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Withdrawing from the WTO would punish the US, not China

Marc Busch writes that US “unilateralism” against China is giving rise to a very different approach to trade policy more harmful to US commerce than supportive of foreign policy objectives.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Sun, Jun 28, 2020

Kroenig quoted in The Washington Times on restarting nuclear testing

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In the News by Matthew Kroenig

Arms Control China

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 23: Demystifying Rural Sindh: Property Rights, Elite Capture, and Feudalism

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Resilience & Society

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal in Foreign Policy

On June 26, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they discuss former national security advisor John Bolton’s impact on the Trump administration’s Iran policy and the consequences of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Ukraine Cannot Stand Up To Russia Without A Modern Electric Grid

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Sherman quoted in Newsweek on U.S.-China cyber conflict

In the News

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Ullman in UPI: Korean War anniversary: Donald Trump is the new Douglas MacArthur

In the News

Korea Politics & Diplomacy