Transatlantic cooperation is at the core of the rules-based international order that has provided security and prosperity for over 780 million people in the United States and across Europe. With the international order increasingly challenged, cooperation is crucial across the entire policy spectrum that defines the transatlantic relationship.

To unpack these challenges and opportunities, the Atlantic Council Europe Center’s #AtlanticDebrief hosts interviews with leading experts, policymakers, and newsmakers from both sides of the Atlantic.

You can watch #AtlanticDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast.

#AtlanticDebrief Episodes

Atlantic Debrief

May 5, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief –  Are we in a new era of globalization? | A Debrief with Morten Bødskov

Jörn Fleck sits down with Morten Bødskov, Minister for Industry, Business, and Financial Affairs of Denmark, to discuss Denmark’s economic outlook and policy priorities on the convergence of geopolitics, hard security, and technology.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Atlantic Debrief

May 2, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief –  Will transatlantic relations be on the ballot? | A Debrief with Ian Russell

Rachel Rizzo sits down with Ian Russell to discuss the upcoming US presidential election and if Europe and transatlantic relations will be on the ballot.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

Atlantic Debrief

Apr 27, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief – What’s the state of EU-US engagement with the Global South? | A Debrief with Dhruva Jaishankar

Rachel Rizzo sits down with Dhruva Jaishankar to discuss both areas of cooperation and obstacles to deeper transatlantic engagement with the Global South.

China Europe & Eurasia

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

Atlantic Debrief

Feb 23, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief – What’s the state of Polish leadership on Ukraine? | A Debrief with Wojciech Konończuk

Aaron Korewa sits down with Wojciech Konończuk, Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies, to discuss Poland’s leadership in Europe on support for Ukraine one year since Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


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