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Balkans Debrief

May 20, 2024

#BalkansDebrief – What is the US role amidst fragility in the Western Balkans? | A debrief with Gabriel Escobar

Nonresident Senior Fellow Ilva Tare speaks with Gabriel Escobar, outgoing US Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for the Western Balkans, about US foreign policy in the region and its future amidst current challenges.

Corruption European Union

Inflection Points Today

May 18, 2024

‘There are Evans everywhere’

By Frederick Kempe

The long-sought release of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich from Russia’s dreaded Lefortovo Prison matters “on a macro level.”

Corruption Human Rights

New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

Why Georgia’s ruling party is pushing for the foreign agent law—and how the West should respond

By Maia Nikoladze and Ana Lejava

The West’s response to Georgia’s foreign agent law should hold the ruling party accountable without punishing the wider Georgian population.

Corruption Eastern Europe

Global China

May 17, 2024

Global China Newsletter – A flurry of leader-level diplomacy

By Dexter Tiff Roberts

The fourth 2024 edition of the Global China Newsletter

China Eastern Europe

New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

Dispatch from Estonia and Romania: How NATO burden sharing works on the ground

By Léonie Allard, Andrew Bernard, Rachel Rizzo, Lisa Homel

European-led missions on NATO’s eastern flank represent tangible and significant contributions to the Alliance’s security.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Blog Post

May 17, 2024

State of the Order: Global conflict is continuing to reshape the global order—and so is climate change

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

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

NATO must ‘win up front but be ready to win long’ in modern warfare, says General Christopher Cavoli

By Katherine Walla

At an Atlantic Council Front Page event, Cavoli spoke about the war in Ukraine, NATO's modernization efforts, the China challenge, and more.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Atlantic Debrief

May 17, 2024

#AtlanticDebrief – What was the outcome of Xi’s visit to Europe? | A Debrief from Valbona Zeneli

Jörn Fleck sits down with Valbona Zeneli to discuss the significance and impact of Xi’s visit and implications for EU-China relations and transatlantic cooperation on China.

Central Europe China

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2024

The US is banning the import of Russian nuclear fuel. Here’s why that matters.

By Jennifer T. Gordon

The US Congress has taken a crucial step in moving away from dependence on Russian nuclear fuel, but more action is needed.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy


May 16, 2024

A bold policy to protect the US by helping Ukraine stop Russian aggression

By John E. Herbst

Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, testifies before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe hearing on “Closing the skies, liberating Ukraine.” Video from the hearings and other testimonies can be found below. Below is the oral argument presented by Ambassador John Herbst. The greatest national security challenge facing […]

Conflict Defense Policy