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The Future Europe Initiative promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

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Tue, Aug 13, 2019

To deal with bad ideas, develop better solutions

Putin’s Russia has a track record of using gas exports as political pressure, for example, against Ukraine in the years leading up to Putin’s attack on that country in 2014 and has threatened to do the same to Central European countries, including those in the European Union.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

House amendment could scuttle US attempts to decrease reliance on Russian gas

Today, the European Union relies on Russia for between 30 to 40 percent of its gas imports, while Germany’s dependency rate on Russian gas is growing rapidly, putting US military installations in Germany dependent on continued energy supply from Russia.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Central Europe Russia

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák Speaks at United States and Central Europe Conference

CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC   H.E. MIROSLAV LAJČÁK   at the flagship conference of the Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC on   THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL EUROPE:   CELEBRATING EUROPE WHOLE AND FREE, BUILDING THE NEXT CENTURY TOGETHER   17 July 2019  Washington, DC

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Central Europe ready to lead on strengthening the transatlantic bond

Ministers from the Visegrád countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia—celebrated the deep relationship their countries have with the United States and stressed the importance of a strong transatlantic bond.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Hungary

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The United States is back in Central Europe, state department official says

The United States has re-engaged with its allies in Central Europe at a time when their help is critical in confronting a revisionist Russia and a resurgent China

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Central Europe Hungary

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

The United States and Central Europe: what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong, and what’s next

As the United States learned the hard way, Central Europe matters because Europe matters

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Central Europe Hungary

Mon, Jul 1, 2019

Protests in Prague: beyond the numbers

The protests were a moment of civil awakening for the Czech people rather than a simple message of political opposition.

New Atlanticist by Martin Michelot

Central Europe Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

How the US got rich, and Ukraine can too

The United States invented many things, but anti-trust laws and competition policy was arguably the most profound. These laws establish fair rules for the marketplace, and are why the country became the richest and most powerful on the planet. Without these, the United States would look like Russia or Ukraine: An impoverished populace and a […]

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Central Europe Financial Regulation

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Trump expected to announce US troop increase in Poland

Despite the increase in troop numbers, Poland unlikely to get 'Fort Trump,' says the Atlantic Council's Alexander Vershbow.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

NATO Poland

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

The United States and Central Europe: Tasks for a second century together

The year 2019 marks one hundred and one years of relations between the United States and the countries of Central Europe that emerged from the wreckage of the First World War. After a century of work together, of tragedy and achievement, Central Europe and the United States have much to celebrate and defend, but also […]

Report by Daniel Fried, Jakub Wisniewski, Denise Forsthuber, and Alena Kudzko

Central Europe