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New Atlanticist Apr 4, 2023
Will Finland’s political turn mean a course change on NATO too?
By Rasmus Hindrén
Finland is joining NATO just as its center-left government lost a general election. Here’s what to expect with the center-right National Coalition Party in charge.
New Atlanticist Apr 3, 2023
Don’t let Beijing define the narrative of Taiwan’s relations with the world
By Markus Garlauskas
As Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stops in the United States, Beijing is trying to paint reasonable, routine, and restrained actions as risky, worrisome, and escalatory.
New Atlanticist Mar 30, 2023
Experts react: Your guide to the Taiwanese president’s trip to the US and Central America
By Atlantic Council experts
President Tsai Ing-wen’s trip comes as US tensions with China are nearing a boiling point, and Taiwan is hustling to hang on to its allies in Latin America.
New Atlanticist Mar 23, 2023
Maybe Putin should be worried: Most leaders facing international justice don’t get away free
By Thomas S. Warrick
Nearly all of the heads of state and military leaders wanted by international justice in recent decades have been brought before a court or faced ‘rough justice.’
Experts react Mar 22, 2023
Xi and Putin just wrapped up talks in Moscow: What does it mean for the war in Ukraine and China’s global standing?
By Atlantic Council experts
The Chinese leader left Russia on Wednesday after three days of talks with the Russian president. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the state of the so-called no-limits partnership.
Featured in-depth research and reports
Issue Brief Apr 3, 2023
Game-changers: Implications of the Russo-Ukraine war for the future of ground warfare
By T.X. Hammes
T.X. Hammes describes the most significant gamechangers for ground warfare from the Russo-Ukraine war and the lessons that US, allied, and partner policymakers should draw from the conflict for their own force posture and development.
Report Mar 28, 2023
Fostering a Fourth Democratic Wave: A playbook for countering the authoritarian threat
By Hardy Merriman, Patrick Quirk, Ash Jain
This report seeks to catalyze support for nonviolent pro-democracy movements fighting against authoritarian rule by proposing new approaches and tools to support civil resistance movements, advancing a new international norm — the “Right to Assist” pro-democracy movements — and developing strategic and tactical options to constrain authoritarian regimes.
Report Mar 16, 2023
The future of NATO C4ISR: Assessment and recommendations after Madrid
By Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
Current C4ISR capabilities, concepts, policies, and processes do not meet all of the Alliance’s needs. While much has been done to improve NATO C4ISR over the past decade, much work remains.
Issue Brief Feb 27, 2023
Toward a trilateral Atlantic-Pacific community for the twenty-first century
By Ash Jain
As the world approaches a new era of strategic competition with revisionist autocracies, the existing transatlantic political, economic, and security entities need to be further expanded to build a trilateral Atlantic-Pacific community.
Report Feb 2, 2023
Implementing NATO’s Strategic Concept on China
By Hans Binnendijk and Daniel S. Hamilton
Allies made it clear that they consider Russia their most immediate and direct threat. Yet they also made headlines by addressing challenges emanating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Report Jan 20, 2023
China and the new globalization
By Franklin D. Kramer
The unitary globalized economy no longer exists. Driven in significant part by security considerations, a new and more diverse globalization is both required and being built. The transition is ongoing, and its final form is yet to be determined.
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