Report by Dr. Carla NorrlöfNov 30, 2021
Economic statecraft: Finance and money
Report by Dr. Carla Norrlöf
Using economics to achieve non-economic foreign policy objectives has become a dominant strategy for great powers in the post 9/11 world. The economic statecraft kit now includes a wide range of practices such as financial sanctions, coercive policies and inducements to defensive policies.
UkraineAlert by Bohdan NahayloNov 30, 2021
Is the new German government good news for Ukraine?
UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo
The sun is finally setting on Germany’s Merkel era and a new coalition government is poised to take over. What will this change mean for Germany’s policies towards Russia, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?
UkraineAlert by Olga BielkovaNov 30, 2021
Nord Stream 2 will test new German government’s European solidarity
UkraineAlert by Olga Bielkova
If the new German government does not block Vladimir Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline weapon, Ukraine will be irreversibly weakened while Germany and Europe as a whole will be sleepwalking into a perpetual gas crunch.
Report by Noah Barkin and Agatha KratzNov 30, 2021
Transatlantic tools: Harmonizing US and EU approaches to China
Report by Noah Barkin and Agatha Kratz
Cooperation between the US and the EU is essential if they are to develop effective responses to the challenges presented by China. However, there has been a lack of coordination in recent years. Nevertheless, this paper argues there is now an opportunity under the Biden Administration for the United States and Europe to learn from each other and harmonize some of their China-related efforts.
New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Brian O’TooleOct 20, 2021
US leaders laid down solid and sensible sanctions policy. Now they need to follow through.
New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried, Brian O’Toole
The review is smart in addressing the true root causes of sanctions misuse without indulging in clichés such as that sanctions are overused or never work.
BelarusAlert by Anders ÅslundOct 13, 2021
How sustainable is the Belarusian economy?
BelarusAlert by Anders Åslund
Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka faces mounting sanctions pressure but the Soviet-style Belarusian economy will likely prove sustainable unless the West focuses pressure on Lukashenka's Russian enablers.
UkraineAlert by Daria KaleniukOct 7, 2021
The EU must stop serving as a playground for corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs and officials
UkraineAlert by Daria Kaleniuk
If the EU is serious about helping Ukraine achieve a decisive break with the institutional corruption of the post-Soviet era, it must also stop serving as a playground for corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs and officials.
BelarusAlert by Brian WhitmoreOct 6, 2021
West seeks new ways to hold Belarus dictator Lukashenka accountable
BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore
US and EU leaders are exploring new options as they seek to hold Kremlin-backed Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka accountable for his increasingly brazen violations of international norms.