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New Atlanticist

Mar 28, 2023

Hungary has approved Finland joining NATO. But its delays raise deeper concerns.

By Petr Tůma

The problem of an unreliable Hungary will long outlast this foot-dragging over Sweden and Finland, and allies should be prepared to deal with an outlier that’s weakening the system from within.

Hungary NATO

Event Recap

Mar 20, 2023

Decarbonization solutions for addressing Europe’s green industrial policy challenge

By Transform Europe Initiative

The Atlantic Council, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and Groupe d'études géopolitiques were honored to host "Decarbonization solutions for addressing Europe's green industrial policy challenge," a high-level workshop on decarbonization with Laurence Boone, Secretary of State for European Affairs at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, among others.

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

New Atlanticist

Mar 17, 2023

Montenegro’s presidential election is a litmus test of Russian influence in the Western Balkans

By Luka Ignac and Kevin Morris

Can Montenegro continue the regional trend of pro-Russian candidates and parties performing poorly? The international community should keep a close eye on this race.

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Fast Thinking

Mar 17, 2023

Is Finland moving into NATO without Sweden?

By Atlantic Council

After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would push Finland's NATO accession without Sweden, our world-class experts explore what's next.

Conflict Crisis Management

Balkans Debrief

Mar 17, 2023

#BalkansDebrief – What challenges faces the Kosovo/Serbia agreement | Debrief with Jovana Radosavljevic and Visar Ymeri 

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare speaks with Jovana Radosavljevic, Executive Director of the New Social Initiative, and Visar Ymeri, Executive Director of the Institute for Social Policy "Musine Kokalari," to discuss the challenges of implementing a proposed agreement for normalizing relations between Kosovo and Serbia and the expectations for the upcoming Ohrid Summit on March 19.

The Balkans

Atlantic Debrief

Mar 16, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief – What are the futures for Ireland? | A Debrief with Mary Lou McDonald

Rachel Rizzo sits down with Mary Lou McDonald, President of Ireland’s Sinn Féin party and Leader of the Opposition in the Dáil to discuss the Good Friday Agreement, the Windsor Framework, and Ireland's future.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Event Recap

Mar 14, 2023

The energy and climate challenge: How Europe can achieve decarbonization

By Transform Europe Initiative

The Atlantic Council proudly co-hosted with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) “A Grand Bargain for Europe’s energy and climate challenge,” a workshop on the European Union’s energy and climate policy from a geopolitical perspective.

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Wieslander quoted in Deutsche Welle

“[Anna Wieslander] pointed to the fact that Sweden’s and Finland’s membership was crucial to NATO’s security in terms of defense and deterrence regarding the new Russian threat, and when it comes to the new long-term strategic competition with China. ‘This is really a time for everyone to speak up and say: Turkey cannot go on like this,’ Wieslander said.”

NATO Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Mar 9, 2023

Three things to watch when Ursula von der Leyen visits the White House

By Jörn Fleck, James Batchik, Nicole Lawler

Expect coordination on supporting Ukraine and weakening Russia, addressing China—and, possibly, an attempt to move past the rift sparked by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Mar 6, 2023

Five takeaways from the Estonian elections, where security trumped inflation by a landslide

By Marie Jourdain

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas's victory showed how to build national cohesion, the future of electronic voting, and more.

Eastern Europe Economy & Business