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Fri, Jun 18, 2021

How Russia, China, and Iran will shape Afghanistan’s future

Each country in the region has specific interests that influence its engagement in Afghanistan’s future, and the relations of regional powers demonstrate the realpolitik at play.

New Atlanticist by Nilofar Sakhi

Afghanistan China

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the NATO communiqué

But what were they really saying amid all the jargon? And what was missing? Atlantic Council experts combed through the document and left their insights in the margins.

New Atlanticist by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Biden-Putin summit review: Good news for Ukraine?

Few countries were as anxious as Ukraine ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but can Kyiv regard the outcome as favorable?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The secret to NATO’s survival: Get political

Why has NATO failed to be an effective political forum and what signs of progress must emerge from this week's summit? There are six core areas to watch over the next eighteen months.

New Atlanticist by Jamie Shea and Michael John Williams

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Are dual-capable weapon systems destabilizing? Questioning nuclear-conventional entanglement and inadvertent escalation

Some fear that nuclear-conventional entanglement--the use of the same weapons or sensors for nuclear and conventional weapons--could lead to nuclear war. Are they right? This issue brief argues that fears of entanglement leading to nuclear war are misplaced and rest on poor logical and empirical foundations.

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig, Mark J. Massa

China Conflict

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity International Organizations

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Tensions mount between Belarus dictator and Kremlin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka's harsh crackdown on anti-regime protests has made him increasingly dependent on the Kremlin, but could Moscow be preparing to use him as a geopolitical pawn?

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Moldova

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing May 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Africa Belarus

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Katz in the Hill: “Who benefits — buyer or seller — from gas pipelines and dependency relationships?”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Geopolitics & Energy Security Middle East

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

EU-US tech cooperation: Strengthening transatlantic relations in data-driven economies

The window of opportunity for an agreement between the United States and European Union (EU) on a common tech rulebook is open once again. In December 2020, the European Commission, encouraged by the victory of ardent Atlanticist Joseph Biden in the US presidential election, issued A New EU-US Agenda for Global Change, an ambitious proposal for strengthening and broadening the transatlantic relationship in multiple key domains including technology governance.

GeoTech Cues by Juraj Majcin (Guest Author)

Digital Policy European Union


Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The geopolitics of electricity security in Northeast Europe

Online Event High-level speakers from the US, Lithuania, and Latvia discuss the current state of electricity security in the region.

11:00am Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Europe & Eurasia