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Growing from its start as the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Union today has twenty-seven member states and is the only democratic, intergovernmental, supranational organization in the world. It has risen as a key actor and norm-setter in areas as diverse as trade, energy security, digital policy, and defense. In an era of great power competition, the United States has a national interest in the EU reinvigorating faith in the European project among Europeans and the rest of the world.
UkraineAlert Sep 8, 2021
Belarus and Europe’s new Iron Curtain
By Brian Whitmore
Kremlin-backed Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s weaponization of illegal migration has forced neighboring EU members to introduce tougher border restrictions and led to talk of a new Iron Curtain.
Experts react Aug 18, 2021
Experts react: What the fall of Afghanistan means for Europe
By Atlantic Council experts
As policymakers in Washington grapple with the stark reality of losing Afghanistan, their counterparts across Europe are no less flummoxed over what happens next. Will Brussels be as ready to support future American foreign policy initiatives?
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