Jun 30, 2022

Our experts decipher NATO’s new Strategic Concept

By Atlantic Council experts

What were the allies really saying amid all the jargon? And what did they leave out? Our experts carefully combed through the document and dropped their insights in the margins.

Crisis Management Defense Policy


Jun 27, 2022

Entangling alliances? Europe, the United States, Asia, and the risk of a new 1914

By Bruno Tertrais

How has alliance formation and maintenance changed since the Cold War? As Russia invades Ukraine, China threatens Taiwan, Iran harasses Gulf States, and Turkey’s neighbors worry about Ankara’s designs, it is a good time to reassess the validity of alliances for global security.

China Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Jun 16, 2022

Lithuanian PM: Russia ‘keeps on proving we were right’

By Dan Peleschuk

Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė described how her country responds to the stark geopolitical realities presented by Russia and other problematic states.

Crisis Management Eastern Europe

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2022

A new transatlantic relationship for the Middle East and North Africa

By Alexandra Kaiss

On June 7, the Atlantic Council’s (AC) North Africa Initiative hosted an event, “New Transatlantic Relations for the Middle East and North Africa,” in collaboration with US Embassy Rome and Centro Studi Americani. Moderated by Karim Mezran, director of the AC’s North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, the event explored […]

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jun 16, 2022

Qaddour quoted in Arab News on how the UN cross-border expiration in Syria will cause a mass humanitarian crisis

By Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Politics & Diplomacy

Britain Debrief

Jun 15, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What future for the United States and Northern Ireland? A Debrief with Rep. Brendan Boyle

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with US Representative Brendan Boyle to discuss what the United States can do in a mediator role between the Unionists and Irish Nationalists and also what future exists for Irish unification.

Civil Society Conflict

Event Recap

Jun 15, 2022

The Middle East and North Africa in the New Geopolitical Disorder

By Otto Lanzavecchia

While the US seems to be disengaging from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is rife with lingering tensions and subject to geopolitical turmoil, other external actors fill the void. All while the European Union (EU) mostly ignores the wider Mediterranean until it becomes impossible to ignore. An expert panel held by the Atlantic Council and the Med-Or Foundation in Rome delved into the drivers and strategic reasons behind the region’s newfound centrality on May 31, 2022.

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Jun 9, 2022

Proxy war or not, Ukraine shows why moral hazards matter

By C. Anthony Pfaff

Whether NATO and Ukraine are proxy partners matters less than whether they can manage the risks associated with their relationship.

Conflict Crisis Management

Issue Brief

Jun 1, 2022

Russia’s war on global food security

By Anders Åslund

Russia’s war on Ukraine has sparked sea changes in global politics on a historic scale. As the West grapples with how to move forward, addressing Russia’s culpability in exploiting a global food crisis—and mitigating the damage—is essential.

Central Europe Crisis Management

In the News

May 25, 2022

Darnal in Inkstick: The Global South and the war in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On May 25, Aude Darnal was quoted in the monthly edition of “Adults in a Room,” a series from Inkstick Media in collaboration with the New American Engagement Initiative. This month’s installment focused on the Global South’s perspectives on the war in Ukraine. “The new multipolar world, in which non-Western states will legitimately have greater […]

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