Jul 23, 2024

Putin accused of jailing US journalists as ‘bargaining chips’ for prisoner swap

By Mercedes Sapuppo

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has been accused of using American journalists as bargaining chips after jailing US reporters Evan Gershkovich and Alsu Kurmasheva on dubious charges ahead of a possible prisoner swap, writes Mercedes Sapuppo.

Conflict Freedom and Prosperity

New Atlanticist

Jul 23, 2024

Biden will leave an enduring legacy of linking economic and national security

By Josh Lipsky

The Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law revived the idea that economic security and national security are deeply interconnected.

Economy & Business Macroeconomics

Inflection Points

Jul 23, 2024

Biden’s legacy depends most of all on Ukraine

By Frederick Kempe

The US president has recognized that the world is at an inflection point. Now comes the part he cannot control.

Conflict NATO

In the News

Jul 22, 2024

Charai in the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune: Trump, the Survivor

By Atlantic Council

Americas Politics & Diplomacy


Jul 22, 2024

Andriy Yermak: Ukraine and NATO are restoring Europe’s security architecture

By Andriy Yermak

Together with the country's allies, Ukraine has set out on the path to restore the European security architecture, writes the head of Ukraine’s Office of the President Andriy Yermak.

Conflict Defense Industry


Jul 22, 2024

How Venezuela became a model for digital authoritarianism

By Iria Puyosa, Andrés Azpúrua, Daniel Suárez Pérez

As Venezuelans head to the polls on July 28, the massive online surveillance apparatus developed under incumbent Nicolás Maduro watches street video, monitors social media and phone communications, and gathers data from online movements. What's behind this digital repression—and will it spread?

Corruption Latin America

Inflection Points Today

Jul 20, 2024

Xi’s answer to critics: Persist!

By Frederick Kempe

China’s Third Plenum this past week doubled down on Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s determination to put party and state control ahead of economic growth and consumers.

China Economy & Business

Global China

Jul 19, 2024

Global China Newsletter—Russia’s ‘enabler’ punts again on economic reform

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The July 2024 edition of the Global China Newsletter

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jul 19, 2024

How to institutionalize NATO’s cooperation with its closest Pacific partners

By Ira Straus, Francis Shin

NATO and its IP4 partners—Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea—should establish an Atlantic-Pacific Partnership Forum (APPF) to advance their cooperation.

Australia Europe & Eurasia


Jul 18, 2024

Hungarian PM Orban poses as unlikely peacemaker for Russia’s Ukraine war

By Dmytro Tuzhanskyi

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban recently embarked on a global "peace mission" to end the war in Ukraine but he may actually be more interested in strengthening his own position, writes Dmytro Tuzhanskyi.

China Conflict