New Atlanticist

Jul 18, 2024

What to expect from Ursula von der Leyen’s second term

By James Batchik

The European Parliament has given European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen a second term, but it will be different from her first in several important ways.

Economy & Business Elections


Jul 12, 2024

Integrating artisanal mining into the formal economy would benefit African miners and economies alike

By Sarah Way

Many artisanal and small-scale miners work informally and face harsh conditions. Here's how the international community can help.

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo


Jul 11, 2024

Chevron deference is dead—and US climate action hangs in the balance

By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

The US Supreme Court's seismic decision to overturn Chevron deference ends decades of federal agencies’ regulatory authority to interpret laws’ where there is ambiguity. While not specifically about climate or energy, the change is deeply consequential for the current—and next—administration’s ability to act on these issues according to its agenda.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Issue Brief

Jul 2, 2024

Doing as the Romans do: Recommendations for the infrastructure development agenda for Italy’s G7 presidency

By James Batchik, Rachel Rizzo, Nicholas O’Connell

The West's plans for infrastructure development, if done effectively, could be a strategic, economic, and geopolitical feat. The G7 now must take forward meaningful action to increase coordination and cooperation to turn this ambition into reality.

Africa Economy & Business


Jul 1, 2024

From greenfield projects to green supply chains: Critical minerals in Africa as an investment challenge

By Aubrey Hruby

This report provides a snapshot of Africa’s mineral wealth and mining industries, draws out the similarities between the mining and infrastructure investment attraction challenges, describes the competitive landscape African nations find themselves in, and makes innovative recommendations—namely to the US government—to rapidly accelerate investment in sustainable mining industries in African markets.

Africa Economy & Business
Turbines at an offshore wind farm near Nysted, Denmark.

Issue Brief

Jun 28, 2024

Accelerating the energy transition in the Eastern Caribbean

By Wazim Mowla

Countries in the Eastern Caribbean are among the world’s most energy insecure nations. These countries grapple with high electricity costs that undercut economic competitiveness and growth, are heavily dependent on petroleum products, and are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Americas Caribbean


Jun 27, 2024

Electrification of the road transport sector in Europe and the case of Italy

By Pier Paolo Raimondi

A report exploring the the European Union and Italy's ongoing progress in electrifying the transport sector in pursuit of broader decarbonization goals.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Jun 26, 2024

The EU’s new tariffs are just the start of the EV trade saga with China

By Jacopo Pastorelli, James Batchik

New tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles signal greater alignment between Washington and Brussels on Beijing. But differences could widen over time.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 26, 2024

Climate change was a hidden force in India’s elections. Now Modi needs to deliver solutions.

By Shék Jain

The coalition government must adopt long-term climate solutions that connect to the livelihoods of India’s youth and agricultural sector.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Jun 25, 2024

Bangladesh’s air quality is among the world’s worst. What can be done?

By Joseph Webster, Natalie Sinha, and Sarah Meadows

Bangladesh's severe air pollution takes an enormous toll on its people, economy, and environment. While anti-pollution measures can be costly, adopting cleaner fuels, introducing new regulations, and strengthening regional energy integration may benefit the country in the long run.

Bangladesh Energy & Environment