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Issue Brief

May 29, 2024

Who’s a national security risk? The changing transatlantic geopolitics of data transfers

By Kenneth Propp

The geopolitics of data transfers is changing. How will Washington's new focus on data transfers affect Europe and the transatlantic relationship?

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Balkans Debrief

May 28, 2024

#BalkansDebrief – Why is distrust in institutions alarming for the Balkans? | A debrief with Amila Karačić

In this episode of #BalkansDebrief, Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare sits down with Amila Karacic of the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Bosnia & Herzegovina to discuss IRI's recent polling trends in the Western Balkans.

European Union Nationalism

New Atlanticist

May 21, 2024

Bridging the Baltic, Black, and Adriatic seas would serve both European and NATO interests

By Kaush Arha, Adam Eberhardt, Paolo Messa, and George Scutaru

Strategic corridors linking Constanța, Gdańsk, and Trieste would be transformative force multipliers for European peace and prosperity.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Balkans Debrief

May 20, 2024

#BalkansDebrief – What is the US role amidst fragility in the Western Balkans? | A debrief with Gabriel Escobar

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare speaks with Gabriel Escobar, outgoing US Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans, about US foreign policy in the region and its future amidst current challenges.

Corruption European Union

New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

Dispatch from Estonia and Romania: How NATO burden sharing works on the ground

By Léonie Allard, Andrew Bernard, Rachel Rizzo, Lisa Homel

European-led missions on NATO’s eastern flank represent tangible and significant contributions to the Alliance’s security.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Atlantic Debrief

May 17, 2024

#AtlanticDebrief – What was the outcome of Xi’s visit to Europe? | A Debrief from Valbona Zeneli

Jörn Fleck sits down with Valbona Zeneli to discuss the significance and impact of Xi’s visit and implications for EU-China relations and transatlantic cooperation on China.

Central Europe China

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

New Atlanticist

May 9, 2024

The European Parliament is still learning its lesson from corruption scandals

By Sophia Athan

With European Parliament elections upcoming, EU institutions should codify stricter definitions of foreign influence and interference, and they should pass additional reforms to ensure transparency.

Corruption European Union

New Atlanticist

May 3, 2024

What will North Macedonia’s upcoming elections mean for its EU accession prospects?

By Aleksej Demjanski

Results from the first-round presidential election on April 24 may shed light on what’s to come in the May 8 elections.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

May 2, 2024

What to look for as Xi Jinping visits France, Serbia, and Hungary

By Atlantic Council experts

The Chinese leader is visiting Europe May 5-10, just as Beijing’s relationship with the West seems to be narrowing.

Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy