Thu, Nov 7, 2019

A walk through Berlin: Thirty years after the Fall

John Dunton-Downer provides a glimpse of Berlin as it celebrates its recovered unity three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Photo Essay by John Dunton-Downer

Germany

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Die Mauer im Kopf: The legacy of division in German politics

Pressures from a new global economy and rising rates of migration have collided with the deeply rooted past of a divided Germany to make political predictability a thing of the past. Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is still grappling with a division— the Wall in the minds of the people, rather than an actual physical barrier of steel and concrete.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

5G fears: The EU weighs its options

Spurred by US criticism of the Chinese telecom supplier Huawei, and especially its participation in 5G networks, the European Union began developing an approach to this key issue over the last year.

Blog Post by Frances Burwell

Digital Policy European Union

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Atlantic Council experts respond to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and unpack its implications on the future of ISIS and US counterterrorism efforts going forward.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Middle East Security & Defense

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Von der Leyen, new Commission take aim at AI legislation

By legislating the use of this key technology, the European Union will likely become the leading regulator for AI, as it has for privacy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But the challenge for von der Leyen will be developing legislation that reflects European norms and values while also avoiding overregulation that might hinder innovation and investment.

Blog Post by Alex Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Молодежь на московских протестах

Протестные выступления этого лета подтверждают наблюдения о том, что российская молодежь выходит из-под контроля Кремля и начинает создавать собственную политическую идентичность.

Long Take by Ольга Хвостунова

Elections Political Reform

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Russian youth in the Moscow protests

Russian youth show little interest in politics, which begs the question: what made young Muscovites, arguably the most privileged group among the Russian youth, protest this summer?

Long Take by Olga Khvostunova

Corruption Elections

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Sudanese finance minister shares plan for economic revival

On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Ibrahim Elbadawi, minister of finance of the Republic of the Sudan, for a public discussion on the Sudanese economy. Following the ouster of longstanding president Omar al-Bashir in April and months of popular protests that led to the formation of a civilian-led transitional government […]

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Africa East Africa

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Germany’s social democrats look for a new face, but their problems are much deeper

A change at the top may not be enough to reverse SPD’s decline, as the party has failed to respond to structural changes within German society that have eroded support for the social democrats.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Northern Europe

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Trump’s Syria withdrawal

Atlantic Council experts respond to the withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria, Turkish military action, and the road ahead on a members and press call.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Middle East Syria

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Toward digital power over states

Rapid advances in digital technologies amplify the potential for data acquisition from and influence over other states. One state aggressively pursuing digital advantage globally is China, especially in its leveraging of artificial intelligence (AI).

Infographic by Thomas A. Campbell

China Defense Technologies

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Ukraine at the Atlantic Council: Building a program, protecting American interests

Given the Atlantic Council’s long track record on Ukraine, we have a unique perspective on how Ukraine moved from a geopolitical issue to a domestic one. In the midst of this growing domestic debate, we remain clear-eyed about US interests: Ukraine’s success is the best means to check Russian adventurism.

Blog Post by John Herbst and Damon Wilson

Ukraine

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

A digital agenda for the new European Commission: issues and opportunities

Under the outgoing European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union has emerged as the regulatory superpower of the global digital economy. Early signs indicate Brussels will continue to leverage the power of the single market and its regulatory approach when a new Commission takes office in November 2019.

Blog Post by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Recap: Roundtable with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs

On October 1st, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a roundtable conversation with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India. The discussion focused on the future of US-India relations amidst a renewed Western focus on geopolitics and economic development in the region. In his opening remarks, Dr. Jaishankar […]

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Afghanistan India

Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Key Sanctions Risks and Trends

On September 19th, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted an event alongside Kharon to discuss key sanctions risks and trends. Ambassador Daniel Fried, the Weiser Family distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, offered brief opening remarks to introduce the event’s topic and presenters.

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China Economic Sanctions

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

After Brexit, will Scotland take the high road out of the UK?

Just two years after Scots narrowly rejected independence by referendum, a second bite at the apple―IndyRef2―is being widely discussed, and one recent opinion pollshows it leading to a pro-independence result.

Long Take by Andrew R. Marshall

Elections European Union

Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Sanctions explained: How a foreign policy problem becomes a sanctions program

Sanctions allow a US president to exercise power unilaterally and often expeditiously. They are often one of the few middle grounds between war and words.

Feature by Brian O’Toole and Samantha Sultoon

Economic Sanctions

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Senegal’s economy minister outlines strategy for private sector-led growth

On Friday, September 20, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Amadou Hott, minister of economy, planning, and cooperation of the Republic of Senegal. Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby provided opening remarks and welcomed Hott to the Atlantic Council. Hott outlined the state of Senegal’s economy and President Macky Sall’s focus on private sector-led growth. He […]

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Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Guinea’s president seeks expanded US investment

On Thursday, September 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Pham provided opening remarks and welcomed President Condé to the Atlantic Council. President Condé discussed Guinea’s ability to implement reforms and overcome challenges in […]

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Africa Democratic Transitions