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



Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Money wars in Belarus

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is increasing financial pressure of his domestic opponents. Meanwhile, Western sanctions against his regime continue to mount, leaving Belarus more and more dependent on Russia.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Fit for 55: Reshaping global climate leadership and transatlantic cooperation

Global Energy Experts analyze the impact and highlights from the newly released European Union "Fit for 55" climate action package.

EnergySource by The Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Rallying the world’s democracies with ‘trusted connectivity’

As a framework for investments in global infrastructure by democratic nations, the concept of ‘trusted connectivity’ can serve as a counterweight to efforts like China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

New Atlanticist by Kaush Arha

Economy & Business European Union

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Putin will use weaponized pipeline to blackmail Europe

Vladimir Putin makes little secret of his plans to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a geopolitical weapon, but will Western leaders act before the energy infrastructure project enters service in the coming months?

UkraineAlert by Inna Sovsun

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing June 2021

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

Blog Post

Belarus China

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

FAST THINKING: The geopolitics of UEFA EURO 2020

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Livia Godaert and James Batchik of the Europe Center discuss sports diplomacy, soft power, and the geopolitical significance of the Euros tournament.

Fast Thinking

European Union Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Lukashenka vs. Europe

The autocratic regime of Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is intensifying its ongoing cold war against Europe via a series of threats to block trade routes along with ongoing moves to flood the EU with illegal migrants.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus European Union

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Policy memo: A digital agenda for the Three Seas Initiative Summit

The Three Seas nations should invest in digital infrastructure, nurture emerging technologies, and amplify the region's voice on policy. Here's how.

New Atlanticist by Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, James Batchik, and Luka Ignac

Central Europe Digital Policy
data, EU, travel

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Avoiding the next transatlantic security crisis: The looming clash over passenger name record data

The transfer of PNR—personal data of air travelers including names, addresses, telephone numbers, credit card information, even meal preferences and details that can indicate ethnicity, religious belief, or political affiliation—on international flights has become a common practice world-wide since the September 11th attacks.

Issue Brief by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union