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New Atlanticist

Jan 23, 2022

Is a breakthrough coming between Bulgaria and North Macedonia?

By Dimitar Bechev

While the momentum is there, multiple obstacles and spoilers lie ahead.

Politics & Diplomacy Southern & Southeastern Europe

New Atlanticist

Jan 22, 2022

Experts react: Six options for Europe as it searches for a response to Russian aggression

By Atlantic Council experts

How can Europe hang together and maximize its impact? Our experts weigh in as the crisis over Ukraine heats up.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Jan 20, 2022

Can the US and EU rein in Big Tech with diverging approaches?

By Morten Skroejer and Nicole Lawler

As the US and EU seek to address difficult questions swirling around some of the world’s biggest companies, 2022 will be a busy year for antitrust regulation.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 14, 2022

Russia’s other European invasion

By Tom Tugendhat

From London to Athens and far beyond, bankers, lawyers, lobbyists, and former officials have all been snapped up by the Kremlin and its allies.

Corruption Eastern Europe

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

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

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

Fast Thinking

Nov 24, 2021

FAST THINKING: Germany finally gets a (colorful) new government

By Atlantic Council

Nearly two months after they handed a narrow victory to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)‚ German voters finally have their next chancellor.

Democratic Transitions Elections

New Atlanticist

Nov 19, 2021

Climate security can help bring the US and France together once again

By Marie Jourdain

After strained ties caused by AUKUS, how should the United States and France repair their bilateral relationship? By spearheading climate security.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Nov 19, 2021

Bosnia’s power-sharing deal is coming undone. Here’s how to fix it.

By Marko Attila Hoare

Bosnia and Herzegovina faces the prospect of breaking up. The West must stand tough against Republika Srpska’s threat of secession.

Democratic Transitions International Norms