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In the News

Jan 8, 2022

Wieslander quoted in Finnish YLE News on Russian negotiations

By Anna Wieslander

Ahead of US and NATO talks with Russia, Anna Wieslander spoke to the Finnish news outlet YLE on the risks of negotiations as well as NATO allies’ fatigue and fears of enlargement. “It is an uncomfortable situation that the West is negotiating with [Russia] at gunpoint…[and] a very bad situation for Finland and Sweden if […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 7, 2022

Wieslander on Swedish & Finnish NATO enlargement in RUSI interview

By Anna Wieslander

Sweden and Finland’s freedom to potentially join NATO was recently challenged by Russia. Anna Wieslander spoke with Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) about the reactions in Stockholm and Helsinki. “Overall, Sweden’s response has not been at the same high level of state officials as the response in Finland. One key explanation for this is that […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Blog Post

Jan 7, 2022

Plan to crack open more books in 2022? Check out what our Europe experts are reading.

By Atlantic Council's Europe Center

One of the ways the experts at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center passed the second full year of the pandemic was by reading everything from politics, philosophy, and history to biography and, of course, fiction. Here are their favorite and often surprising top picks.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Issue Brief

Dec 17, 2021

The EU as a global actor in the Indo-Pacific

The coming French presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2022 presents a great opportunity to turn commitments to deepen such cooperation into action, demonstrating that the transatlantic community can effectively deliver together in the Indo-Pacific region.

Europe & Eurasia European Union

New Atlanticist

Dec 16, 2021

Is the EU about to build its own military capacity? Thanks to Germany, the jury’s still out.

By Francis Shin

Supporters of increased European military integration have taken the new coalition’s interest in an assertive foreign policy as a sign that EU military capacity may one day be feasible. But they should temper their hopes.

Defense Policy European Union

Britain Debrief

Dec 16, 2021

#BritainDebrief – Is corruption threatening Britain? A debrief from Helena Wood

By Ben Judah

On this episode of #BritainDebrief, RUSI's Helena Wood joins Ben Judah for a discussion on the threat of corruption to the UK's national security.

Corruption Economic Sanctions

Event Recap

Dec 14, 2021

Developing the EU’s industrial strategic capacity under rising geopolitical tensions

On December 14th, the EU Commission’s Representation in Sweden and the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe Office held the event “Developing the EU’s industrial strategic capacity under growing geopolitical tensions.”  Speakers included:  Björn Fägersten, Swedish Institute of International Afairs (UI) Charlotte Andersdotter, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise Ulf Pehrsson, Ericsson Per Altenberg, Swedish National Board of Trade  […]

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Britain Debrief

Dec 9, 2021

#BritainDebrief – How does Macron see the world? A debrief from Michel Duclos

By Ben Judah

On this #BritainDebrief, Institut Montaigne's special advisor for geopolitics Michel Duclos explores the foreign policy priorities and focus of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Europe & Eurasia International Norms

New Atlanticist

Dec 9, 2021

Biden’s democracy summit should produce a transatlantic anti-corruption strategy

By Ben Judah

The Biden administration's impressive new corruption strategy should inspire the UK and EU to join in.

Corruption Europe & Eurasia

Britain Debrief

Dec 3, 2021

#BritainDebrief – Britain and war in Ukraine? A debrief from Maryna Vorotnyuk

By Ben Judah

RUSI associate fellow Maryna Vorotnyuk joins #BritainDebrief to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Britain's role in any conflict in the East.

Conflict Crisis Management