A local producer arranges a sack with freshly harvested avocados at a market in Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico.


May 23, 2024

With the 2024 Mexican election looming, here are two major recommendations for the next president

By Ignacia Ulloa Peters, Martin Cassinelli, María Fernanda Bozmoski, Charlene Aguilera

Mexico is in a privileged position to leverage its border with the United States and deep commercial integration with the rest of North America, facilitated by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The incoming administration has the opportunity to improve border efficiencies and unlock meaningful new investment throughout 2024-2030 and beyond. 

Economy & Business Elections


May 23, 2024

President Zelenskyy’s term is over but he’s still a legitimate wartime leader

By Elena Davlikanova

Kremlin attempts to question the legitimacy of Ukraine's President Zelenskyy due to the end of his official term in office ignore the obvious impossibility of holding elections amid Europe's biggest invasion since World War II, writes Elena Davlikanova.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

May 21, 2024

Don’t let the US become the only country to ban CBDCs

By Josh Lipsky, Ananya Kumar

The Federal Reserve should be allowed to continue its exploration and work with US commercial banks and countries around the world to build safe global standards and faster payments.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business


May 16, 2024

Anger and defiance in Kharkiv as advancing Russian troops draw closer

By Maria Avdeeva

The mood in Kharkiv is a mix of anger, anxiety, and defiance as Ukraine's second city prepares to defend itself against a new Russian offensive, writes Maria Avdeeva.

Conflict Drones

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2024

Five questions (and expert answers) about the shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts explain the implications of the assassination attempt against Fico and what could come next.

Central Europe Crisis Management


May 15, 2024

Georgia’s government uses Kremlin playbook to consolidate grip on power

By Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland

The Georgian government's efforts to adopt a Kremlin-style law imposing restrictions on civil society has sparked huge protests and led to questions over the country's future geopolitical direction, writes Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

Fintech Frontlines

May 14, 2024

What to do about ransomware payments

By Carole House

And why payment bans alone aren’t sufficient.

Cybersecurity Digital Policy


May 14, 2024

Russia’s growing kamikaze drone fleet tests Ukraine’s limited air defenses

By Marcel Plichta

Russia's expanding fleet of kamikaze drones poses an evolving security threat to Ukraine that tests the country's limited air defense capabilities, writes Marcel Plichta.

Conflict Defense Industry

China-MENA Podcast

May 14, 2024

The View from New Delhi: Can IMEC Rival China’s Belt and Road?

By Atlantic Council

Ambassador Navdeep Suri and expert Kabir Taneja explore the India, Middle East, Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) and how it may rival China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China Economy & Business


May 14, 2024

Putin appoints economist as defense minister as Russia plans for long war

By Mercedes Sapuppo

The appointment of a technocrat economist as Russia's new Defense Minister is a clear sign that Putin preparing the country for a long war with Ukraine and the West, writes Mercedes Sapuppo.

Conflict Defense Industry