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Thu, Sep 12, 2019

US surveillance on trial in Europe: Will transatlantic digital commerce be collateral damage?

In this issue brief, Kenneth Propp, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative, examines the existing transatlantic data-transfer mechanisms, the landmark court case that could invalidate them, and the divergent US and EU approaches to data transfers across borders and privacy standards. On July 9, 2019, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems challenged […]

Issue Brief by Kenneth Propp

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Purveying arms through carrot and stick

US arms sales to India have risen more than fivefold over the last five years and now account for 12 per cent of India’s defense imports, according to a recent study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

New Atlanticist by Sarosh Bana

Defense Industry India

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Rising regionalism: A new trend or an old idea in need of better understanding?

The success of regionalism in Europe can be an important example for the nations of Central Asia, who remain hesitant about regional cooperation despite their shared economic, cultural, and geopolitical characteristics, and need for greater internal cohesion.

New Atlanticist by Richards Kols

Central Asia International Organizations

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Beijing strikes back with more US tariffs

The decision to increase tariffs “sends a message that China will match US tariff moves,” according to Hung Tran.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Trade

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Angolan foreign minister outlines the “new Angola”

On Monday, August 19, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a public discussion with Angolan Foreign Minister H.E. Manuel Domingos Augusto. Atlantic Council Vice President and Africa Center Director Dr. J. Peter Phamopened the event by welcoming the Minister back to the Council for his second visit since 2017. US-Angola Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ms. Maria […]

Flagship Event by Africa Center

Angola Inclusive Growth

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Vajdich in The Hill: A US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account

In the News by Atlantic Council

Trade

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Hruby in Foreign Policy: In Africa, China is the news

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa China

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

The winners and losers of the US-China trade war

The world continues to become more economically intertwined as each day passes, and as the US-China conflict escalates, more countries will find themselves impacted for better or for worse via supply chains, foreign demand and investment, and insecurity.

New Atlanticist by Andrew LaScaleia

China Economic Sanctions
Rally against USMCA

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Back to the future on trade with the USMCA

just like today, House Democrats in 2007 sought changes to pending agreements in their provisions on labor, environment, and intellectual property protections for pharmaceutical products.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

Mexico Trade