In the NewsMar 19, 2023
Binnendijk in Global Politics and Strategy: Towards Nuclear Stewardship with China
By Hans Binnendijk
Binnendijk and Gompert argue that with the rising risk of complex crises and military escalation in the Pacific region, the United States should invite China into a process of nuclear restraint and confidence-building, called ‘nuclear stewardship.’ This process could start with a joint bilateral declaration that neither superpower would use nuclear weapons first against the other or its formal allies.
Event RecapMar 17, 2023
Prioritizing response and recovery for US persons wrongfully detained abroad
By Britt Gronemeyer and Alana Mitias
On February 15, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project held a discussion about the United States’ approach to cases of wrongful detentions abroad, how strategies can be improved, and ways to better support the families of those detained.
Event RecapMar 14, 2023
The energy and climate challenge: How Europe can achieve decarbonization
By Transform Europe Initiative
The Atlantic Council proudly co-hosted with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) “A Grand Bargain for Europe’s energy and climate challenge,” a workshop on the European Union’s energy and climate policy from a geopolitical perspective.
EnergySourceMar 14, 2023
Harmonizing hydrogen ambitions and realities
By William Tobin, Joseph Webster
Hydrogen’s chemical properties determine its most optimal uses. Policymakers should orient deployment toward areas in which hydrogen makes the most sense as a tool for decarbonization and away from areas in which it does not.
EnergySourceMar 10, 2023
Clean industrial policies: A space for EU-US collaboration
By Théophile Pouget-Abadie, Francis Shin, Jonah Allen
EU-US tensions over clean industrial policy could derail the energy transition. Collaboration on equal footing would bolster collective security and drive emissions reductions to new levels.
SouthAsiaSourceMar 9, 2023
With Pakistan’s economy in freefall, Chinese economic and military influence is likely to grow in the country
By Uzair Younus
This essay explores the potential impact of the ongoing crises on the China-Pakistan relationship and its implications for US-Pakistan bilateral relations, especially in the context of the growing strategic competition between the United States and China.
EnergySourceMar 9, 2023
Sub-Saharan green hydrogen as a catalyst for development
By Daniel Helmeci
Green hydrogen has the potential to turn sub-Saharan Africa’s abundant renewable resources into fuel for a sustainable economy. If supporting infrastructure can be built to harness this potential, the entire region could see the benefits.
EnergySourceMar 8, 2023
Chinese refining markets 101—and their implications for price caps on Russian oil
By Joseph Webster
Price caps on Russian crude and oil products have placed Chinese refineries in the spotlight. Their historical tendencies and political connections could shed light on what to expect from them as the oil market reorients itself.
EnergySourceMar 6, 2023
Beauty and the beast: Implications of the US-China tech war on climate and energy
By Jennifer Lee
US-China tech tensions could have ripple effects on decarbonization efforts. Tech competition could provide benefits, but if left unmitigated, it could also hinder both countries’ energy transitions.
SouthAsiaSourceMar 6, 2023
Amid Pakistan’s political and economic turmoil, risks to curbs on digital freedoms grow
By Uzair Younus
Growing polarization and instability in Pakistan have increased the likelihood that as elections draw near, curbs on speech, largely limited thus far to television channels, may extend to internet platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
EnergySourceMar 6, 2023
Recap: Alliance for Green Cities launch event
By Global Energy Center
The new Alliance for Green Cities is focused on enhancing climate action at the municipal level. It encourages cities to play an active role in promoting a clean energy transition.
TestimonyFeb 28, 2023
The fourth inflection point: Testimony of Frederick Kempe to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
By Frederick Kempe
This moment is as crucial as the periods after World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, when US leadership alongside allies and partners—or the failure of US leadership—will have global and generational consequences.
Event RecapFeb 28, 2023
A conversation with Fuad Hussein, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Iraq
By Mahnaz Vahdati
On February 15, 2023, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted His Excellency Fuad Hussein, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Iraq, for a conversation with Abbas Kadhim, Director of the Iraq Initiative within the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs.
ArticleFeb 28, 2023
There is no democracy without civil society
By Karim Mezran and Elham Saudi
Twelve years after the Libyan uprising, we are at a crucial point on Libya’s road to democracy. Now more than ever, it is important that civil society is at the heart of the approaching electoral process and future governance.
EnergySourceFeb 24, 2023
Lula is back. Are Brazil’s climate credentials?
By Lizi Bowen, Maia Sparkman, William Tobin
Lula’s return to office in Brazil heralded a renewed commitment to environmental stewardship. But steps must be taken to ensure that renewal becomes as concrete and effective as possible.
EventsFeb 23, 2023
Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China
Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.