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Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Nov 24, 2021

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

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

The traffic light is a go. Nearly two months after they handed a narrow victory to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)‚ German voters finally have their next chancellor. SPD chief Olaf Scholz will lead the country’s first government without Angela Merkel at the helm in sixteen years after his party struck a deal with the […]

Democratic Transitions Elections

EnergySource by Ellen Wald

Nov 24, 2021

The EU contributed to its own energy crisis, but diversification can solve it

EnergySource by Ellen Wald

The EU's energy policies are partly responsible for the impact soaring gas prices are having across the bloc. But the EU still has an opportunity to readjust, find a way out of this crisis, and prevent future ones.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

Nov 23, 2021

How to Deter Russia Now

UkraineAlert by Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow

With Russian troops once more massing on the Ukrainian border, the United States and Europe must make clear to the Kremlin that they stand with Ukraine and will impose serious costs in the event of an offensive.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

Nov 23, 2021

Lukashenka, Putin, and the art of geopolitical extortion

BelarusAlert by Brian Whitmore

The Putin-Lukashenka axis of autocrats is engaging in repeated acts of geopolitical extortion. Rewarding this with phone calls, summits, and concessions will only encourage more dangerous behavior.

Belarus Conflict

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Nov 23, 2021

Vladimir Putin is testing the “weak” West in Ukraine and Poland

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Russia's current military build-up on the Ukrainian border is part of Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against the democratic world and an attempt to exploit what many in the Kremlin perceive to be Western "weakness."

Belarus Conflict

New Atlanticist by John R. Deni

Nov 23, 2021

What’s Russia doing in Ukraine? Its latest military drills provide critical clues.

New Atlanticist by John R. Deni

Here's what the Zapad-2021 joint exercise between Russia and Belarus revealed about the Kremlin's strategic plans.

Defense Policy Eastern Europe

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

Nov 23, 2021

Competing data governance models threaten the free flow of information and hamper world trade

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

The EU framework is comprehensive and puts a strong emphasis on the protection of personal data both from the government and private companies. It also establishes that EU citizens’ data can be transferred only to countries with an adequate privacy protection regime (adequacy to be determined by the European Commission).

China Cybersecurity

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 21, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine and discuss solutions to the Belarus-Poland border crisis

In the News by Atlantic Council

On November 19, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs. In the column, they debate intentions behind Russia’s latest military buildup near Ukraine and discuss possible solutions to the Belarus-Poland border crisis, including short-term liberalization of […]

Crisis Management Eastern Europe

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Nov 21, 2021

Vladimir Putin’s slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine continues

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

As international leaders and the world’s media speculate over Moscow’s latest military build-up on the Ukrainian border, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly proceeding with the slow-motion annexation of east Ukraine.

Conflict European Union

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Nov 20, 2021

Defensive Putin accuses West of ignoring Russian red lines

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Russian President Vladimir Putin's November 18 foreign policy speech to Russian diplomats was one of the most defensive performances of his 21-year reign, argues Anders Åslund.

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