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

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Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: March

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

China Economic Sanctions

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States?

As the Biden administration and the European Commission “intensify” negotiations to re-establish a stable transatlantic data-transfer framework, Brussels separately is moving ahead to enable unrestricted data flows with two other major trading partners: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

A pipeline deal could help end Putin’s Ukraine war

The Russian-led conflict in eastern Ukraine and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are the two most contentious issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda today. Linking the two could broaden the space for negotiation.

UkraineAlert by Colin Cleary

Conflict European Union

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Busch in The Hill: US whiskey and wine exporters brace for a summer of tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the potential for EU tariffs on US whiskey and wine highlights the political nature of retaliatory tariffs and effectively rules out a tariff exclusion for the products.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

The digital Yuan, digital Euro, and the Diem: Key issues for public debate

As momentum grows for the development of CBDCs many policy questions remain unanswered. For insights into how CBDCs may develop, it will be important to watch where the current leaders, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the European Central Bank (ECB), converge and diverge.

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

Stefanini in The New York Times: Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in the New York Times on how the EU’s reputation has been impacted by its handling of the pandemic and its vaccination program.

In the News by Stefano Stefanini

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

From Myanmar to Iran: Kroenig and Ashford debate Chinese influence around the world

On April 2, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss vulnerabilities to the global trading system, China’s preferences for what happens in Myanmar, and the consequences of China imposing retaliatory sanctions […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economic Sanctions

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Forty years after: How Greece can help usher in tomorrow’s Europe

Today, as the European Union is reinvigorating its partnership with the United States and working toward enlargement in the Western Balkans, with the significant strategic support of Greece, the time is ripe for articulating our hopes and expectations for the emergence of a coherent, geopolitical European Union.

Feature by Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

European Union Greece

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Why Europe’s future is on the line in the Taiwan Strait

Policymakers in Brussels should recognize that the EU has significant security interests in the Taiwan Strait, push for dialogue over the issues at stake there, and—if this fails—work with the United States to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan.

New Atlanticist by Philip Anstrén

China Crisis Management

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

What vaccine nationalism and diplomacy tell us about future pandemics

Good news: A growing availability of COVID-19 vaccines has cast a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Bad news: The world’s experience so far with COVID-19 vaccines has not been very uplifting.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China Coronavirus

Events

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Relaunching the transatlantic trade agenda

Online Event A discussion of the different options to relaunch the transatlantic trade agenda featuring the recently published Issue Brief "Relaunching the Transatlantic Trade Agenda: a European Perspective".

9:00am European Union International Markets Trade