Jun 14, 2024

Will the new Parliament change Europe’s course on energy security and climate?

By András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Pau Ruiz Guix, Andrei Covatariu, and Elena Benaim

The recent European Parliament elections signal a shift in EU energy policy toward energy security and competitiveness. To ensure that climate remains on the agenda, European policymakers must deliver on existing commitments and deepen global climate cooperation.

Energy Transitions European Union


Jun 10, 2024

Generative AI provides a toolkit for decarbonization

By Joseph Webster and Shaheer Hussam

Artificial intelligence models have long provided niche tools for energy a climate technologists. With the unique capabilities of generative AI, spanning applications in strategy, regulation, and finance, opportunities (and responsibilities) have emerged for all decarbonization stakeholders.

Artificial Intelligence Climate Change & Climate Action


Jun 3, 2024

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on modernizing the transatlantic partnership

By Atlantic Council

Tai outlined how the United States should strengthen transatlantic trade and counter China’s nonmarket economic practices.

China Economy & Business


May 29, 2024

What makes Colombian mercenaries so interesting?

By Alia Brahimi

Coming up this Thursday, in Season 2, Episode 2 of the Guns for Hire podcast, host Alia Brahimi is joined by Dr. Andrés Macías, a Bogota-based expert on Colombian mercenaries. They begin by looking at the explosive case of 26 Colombians arrested for their part in the 2021 assassination of the Haitian president, as well […]

Colombia Conflict
The very top of the US Capitol building is visible with a pink sunset in the background and a US flag on a flagpole to the side.


May 23, 2024

Pepe Zhang provides testimony to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

By Pepe Zhang

Senior Fellow Pepe Zhang gave testimony in a hearing on key economic strategies for leveling the US-China playing field in trade, investment, and technology.

China Financial Regulation


May 23, 2024

Sarah Bauerle Danzman provides written testimony before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on outbound investment from the United States to China

By Sarah Bauerle Danzman

GeoEconomics Center Senior Fellow Sarah Bauerle Danzman testifies on the scale of US outbound investment flows to China and recommendations on how the United States should regulate certain types of investment going forward.

China Economic Sanctions


May 16, 2024

A bold policy to protect the US by helping Ukraine stop Russian aggression

By John E. Herbst

Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, testifies before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing on “Closing the skies, liberating Ukraine.” Video from the hearings and other testimonies can be found below. Below is the oral argument presented by Ambassador John Herbst. The greatest national security challenge facing […]

Conflict Defense Policy

Event Recap

May 13, 2024

Gender parity in MENA diplomacy and its impact on peace

By Charles Johnson

Event recap of WIn Fellowship Roadshow 2024 public event on Arab women in diplomacy

Conflict Economy & Business

Event Recap

May 13, 2024

How AI is reshaping the global business arena

By JP Reppeto

On April 25th, the Atlantic Council’s WIn Fellowship held a panel discussion exploring the projected impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the global business landscape, highlighting how AI-driven strategies are revolutionizing industries worldwide. The panel, which was moderated by Stefanie Falconi, Emerging Technologies Advisor at USAID, featured four experts working at the forefront of artificial […]

Economy & Business Future of Work


May 9, 2024

China builds more utility-scale solar as competition with coal ramps up

By Joseph Webster

China’s transition to more utility-scale solar installations furthers its decarbonization efforts. However, regional resource limitations, limited interprovincial electricity transfers, and cheap coal present structural and economic headwinds.

China Energy Transitions


May 8, 2024

Full transcript: The 2024 Distinguished Leadership Awards recognize skillful leaders navigating a world of crises

The Atlantic Council honored government, military, and artistic leaders who are bolstering security and advocating for the most vulnerable globally.

Central Europe Crisis Management

Event Recap

Apr 30, 2024

MENA’s economic outlook from the Atlantic Council’s IMF/World Bank Week

By Charles Johnson and JP Reppeto

Highlights from empowerME’s week of events during this year’s World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring meetings.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation


Apr 24, 2024

American Hit Squad in Yemen

By Alia Brahimi

Host and Nonresident Senior Fellow Alia Brahimi speaks with BBC investigative journalist Nawal Al-Maghafi about her film on American mercenaries in Yemen.

Conflict Defense Industry


Apr 19, 2024

China’s Strategic Objectives in the Middle East

By Jonathan Fulton

Jonathan Fulton, nonresident senior fellow for Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs and the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, testifies before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on “China and the Middle East.” Video from the hearings and other testimonies can be found below. Below are his prepared remarks. The Middle East – North […]

China Economy & Business


Apr 16, 2024

What Iran’s attack on Israel means for global energy

By Atlantic Council experts

On the weekend of April 13th, energy markets have shown a muted response to Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel. As Israel weighs its response, the risks to fuel prices and global energy security are extremely high. Our experts comment on what to watch for.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance


Apr 3, 2024

Fincantieri CEO Pierroberto Folgiero on transatlantic defense industrial innovation and cooperation

By Atlantic Council

Pierroberto Folgiero, chief executive officer of Fincantieri, Italy’s leading shipbuilding company that works closely with the US Navy and has several shipbuilding sites in the United States, joined the Atlantic Council for an interview with Matthew Kroenig, vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Folgiero shared his perspective on […]

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Event Recap

Mar 29, 2024

Launching the Syria Strategy Project

By JP Reppeto and Charles Johnson

On March 18, 2024, the Atlantic Council’s Syria Project, the Middle East Institute’s Syria Program, the European Institute of Peace, and Madaniya Civil Society Network launched the Syria Strategy, an intensive process of engagement with subject matter experts and policymakers in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East to develop a holistic strategy to […]

Civil Society Conflict

Event Recap

Mar 19, 2024

Justice and accountability in the MENA region: The importance of women’s stories

By Charles Johnson

On Wednesday, February 14, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project hosted a hybrid panel event about the crucial role women and their testimonies play in pursuit of justice and accountability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Human Rights Lebanon


Mar 14, 2024

Hydrogen challenges in a post-45V world 

By Matthew Blieske and Joseph Webster

Despite the US Treasury’s guidance on the 45V tax credit to promote “qualified clean hydrogen” production, domestic investment in the hydrogen ecosystem has yet to ramp up. 45V will be impactful, but as long as technical, commercial, and regulatory challenges remain unaddressed, the industry will not reach its full potential.

Americas Energy & Environment
Kremlin honor guard waits to open doors


Mar 8, 2024

Power Vertical Podcast: All the dictator’s men

By Atlantic Council

What is the state of the Putin court today? Host Brian Whitmore speaks with Mikhail Zygar, the author of a new Atlantic Council report on the internal politics of the Kremlin.

Elections Europe & Eurasia