Featured commentary & analysis
The Europe Center uses real-time commentary and analysis to explain to key audiences in America current developments in Europe and how they affect the transatlantic relationship.
Markup Sep 15, 2022
What’s next for European energy security? Our experts decipher the State of the European Union Address.
By Atlantic Council experts
Ursula von der Leyen’s speech focused on energy and strategic decoupling of supply chains amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, but didn’t delve into common defense.
Spotlight: The West’s Support to Ukraine
Trackers and Data Visualizations May 13, 2022
Ukraine Aid Tracker: Mapping the West’s support to counter Russia’s invasion
By Emma Nix, Akshat Dhankher, Nancy Messieh
The West has shown a common understanding of the need to support Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid. Our interactive maps track the aid that Western countries are sending.
New Atlanticist Jul 28, 2022
Climbing the escalation ladder in Ukraine: A menu of options for the West
By Francis Shin, Damir Marusic, Tyson Wetzel
Our experts have assembled a list of possible policy responses the West ought to consider if Russia escalates its war against Ukraine.
New Atlanticist Aug 8, 2022
When will Sweden and Finland join NATO? Tracking the ratification process across the Alliance.
By Atlantic Council experts
With this tracker, the Atlantic Council team is keeping tabs on the countries that have ratified the amended NATO treaty—and handicapping the political prospects for ratification in the rest.
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Featured in-depth research & reports
The Europe Center conducts research to guide the actions and strategy of key transatlantic decision makers on the issues that will shape the future of the transatlantic relationship.
In-Depth Research & Reports Aug 31, 2022
Europe home alone: Gaming out the future of transatlantic relations
By Liana Fix, Xenia Kelemen, and Jörn Fleck
The Atlantic Council partnered with Körber-Stiftung International Affairs on the 2022 Körber Policy Game to game out Europe’s reactions to any future rifts in the transatlantic relationship.
Report Jun 27, 2022
Entangling alliances? Europe, the United States, Asia, and the risk of a new 1914
By Bruno Tertrais
How has alliance formation and maintenance changed since the Cold War? As Russia invades Ukraine, China threatens Taiwan, Iran harasses Gulf States, and Turkey’s neighbors worry about Ankara’s designs, it is a good time to reassess the validity of alliances for global security.
Report Feb 15, 2022
The Afghan refugee crisis: How to resurrect the global refugee resettlement coalition
By Rory Stewart
Six months after the fall of Kabul, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated at an alarming rate. The threat of famine and economic collapse looms over the entire country. Consequently, many Afghans are fleeing both these appalling conditions and the oppressive Taliban that now control the country.
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