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

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Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Britain’s foreign-policy debate is back

It can no longer be said that the only foreign-policy debate in the United Kingdom is about Brexit. There are now two distinct visions emerging of Britain’s role in the world: one positioned in the political center and the other on the right.

New Atlanticist by Ben Judah

China European Union

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda: A European perspective

By analyzing the lessons learned from the failure of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and drawing on interviews with European officials, this paper recommends adopting a step-by-step approach that pays greater attention from the start to the concerns of public opinion—notably, on climate change—the diversity of European sensitivities, and the need to rebuild trust progressively.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Emilie Bel

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Smart partnerships amid great power competition

The report captures key takeaways from various roundtable conversations, identifies the challenges and opportunities that different regions of the world face when dealing with emerging technologies, and evaluates China’s role as a global citizen. In times of economic decoupling and rising geopolitical bipolarity, it highlights opportunities for smart partnerships, describes how data and AI applications can be harnessed for good, and develops scenarios on where an AI-powered world might be headed.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa Americas

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Cooperation in a bipolar world

Taking into account China’s growing influence around the world, discussions often alluded to an uncomfortable truth: In order to avoid catastrophe, even rivals must cooperate, which is why participants, particularly at roundtables in Europe, were keen to identify a number of areas that could lower the tensions and help build trust among antagonistic stakeholders.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

An unequal world

An unequal world is probably the base case, exacerbated by the social and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic. In this future, emerging technologies have deepened divisions and inequalities instead of leveling the playing field domestically and internationally.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

A bipolar world

A Bipolar World is where Sino-US competition edges out any possibility of cooperation—not just on data and AI. Countries in Europe and Asia are forced to choose between Washington and Beijing while desperately trying to develop their own digital sovereignty.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Third parties don’t want to choose sides

Many worry about what could follow Pax Americana, especially since providing global security has always been a costly endeavor. A European Union (EU) approach was that Europe could serve as a bridge between the United States and China, somehow mitigating the ever-intensifying rivalry.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Europe’s hurdles

Economists and technologists worried about Europe’s ability to reconcile privacy restrictions with a thriving tech economy. The logic is simple: In order to keep up, companies must be able to train AI systems with accessible data, which is why the EU has become more attuned to the need to facilitate data flows.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew J. Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Tracking the COVID-19 economy

Key economic indicators for Japan, UK, European Union, and the United States.

EconoGraphics by Nitya Biyani

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Events

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe

Online Event Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev explains the country’s current situation, post-COVID-19 priorities, and roadmap for reform, as the Atlantic Council launches its report exploring the way forward for North Macedonia on its path toward Euro-Atlantic integration.

8:00am Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations

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