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In the News

Aug 3, 2023

Zysk in BBC on drone technology used in the Black Sea region

By Katarzyna Zysk

On August 3, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in BBC discussing a new form of drone technology gaining momentum in the Black Sea region.

Defense Technologies Europe & Eurasia


Aug 3, 2023

Southern Europe is the continent’s new economic growth engine

By Sophia Busch and Phillip Meng

The Eurozone returned to growth in the second quarter of 2023. Yet this modest success story has not applied to everyone. Southern Europe’s major economies are driving European economic growth, thanks to roaring tourism and demand for services and luxury goods.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Blog Post

Aug 3, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing July 2023

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

China Economy & Business


Aug 3, 2023

Irregular migration from North Africa: Shifting local and regional dynamics

By Matteo Villa and Alissa Pavia

Irregular migration from North Africa to Europe, especially through the Central Mediterranean route connecting Libya and Tunisia to Italy, is increasing once more. Italy has witnessed a surge in irregular arrivals, with approximately 136,000 migrants disembarking between June 2022 and May 2023, almost comparable to the high arrival period of 2014-2017 when around 155,000 migrants landed each year.

Human Rights Italy

In the News

Aug 3, 2023

Donovan quoted by Bloomberg on Russian sanctions designations

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Aug 3, 2023

Four big geopolitical tests the European Union faces this year

By Jörn Fleck, James Batchik

From Ukraine to artificial intelligence, the second half of 2023 poses major tests that will reveal the realities of the EU’s geopolitical aspirations.  

Conflict Digital Policy

In the News

Aug 3, 2023

Lichfield quoted by Axios on immobilizing Russian assets

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Aug 2, 2023

Transforming Ukraine into a European energy hub

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

In this issue brief, Global Energy Center experts explore the potential for Ukraine’s energy sector to strengthen European energy security and decarbonization objectives. The brief explores how Ukraine can reform its energy sector to attract investment and create new revenue streams, and how transatlantic partners in government and the private sector can support Ukraine’s clean energy transformation.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

In the News

Aug 2, 2023

Rich Outzen quoted by Shepard News (UK) in an article on TF-X/Kaan fighter

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense


Aug 1, 2023

Ukraine is finally freeing itself from centuries of Russian imperialism

By Taras Kuzio

Vladimir Putin hoped his full-scale invasion of Ukraine would mark the dawn of a new Russian Empire. Instead, it has strengthened Ukraine's resolve to free itself from centuries of Russian imperialism, writes Taras Kuzio.

Civil Society Conflict