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New Atlanticist

Nov 27, 2023

Spillover from wars in the Middle East and Ukraine may spread to the Western Balkans, warns Albanian prime minister

By Katherine Walla

Western Balkans countries must “work day and night to keep the conflict out of the borders of our region,” Prime Minister Edi Rama said at the Atlantic Council.

Crisis Management European Union


Nov 21, 2023

Wartime Ukraine is making historic progress toward EU membership

By Mark Temnycky

The Ukrainian authorities have made clear they view EU membership as a strategic priority and are fully committed to pursuing this goal, even while defending themselves against Russia’s ongoing invasion, writes Mark Temnycky.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Nov 16, 2023

What the EU and US want to get done at COP28

By Katherine Walla

Climate leaders outlined their hopes for the global stocktake, loss and damage fund, and more at the EU-US Defense & Future Forum.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Nov 16, 2023

EU and US officials break down their deepening trade cooperation

By Daniel Hojnacki

US and EU officials discussed trade, supply chain resilience, sanctions, and other crucial aspects of the transatlantic relationship.

China Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Nov 15, 2023

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas’s message to NATO: ‘Defending freedom has a price tag’

By Katherine Walla

“Stay firmly on the course and boost our long-term support" to Ukraine, Kallas said at the EU-US Defense & Future Forum.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Nov 9, 2023

Will the EU get new members soon? Here’s what you need to know.

By Atlantic Council experts

Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia just saw their bids to join the twenty-seven member bloc boosted by the European Commission. Atlantic Council experts explain what it means for EU enlargement.

Europe & Eurasia European Union


Nov 9, 2023

Historic progress: Ukraine receives green light for EU membership talks

By Peter Dickinson

The European Commission this week recommended opening EU membership negotiations with Ukraine. The move represents historic progress at a time when Ukrainians are fighting to defend their independence and their right to choose a European future, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Corruption

New Atlanticist

Nov 9, 2023

Rebooting the Russian oil price cap

By Brian O’Toole, Olga Khakova, Tomasz Wlostowski, and Charles Lichfield

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on how to improve the price cap on Russian oil imposed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business


Oct 26, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: How Iran evades sanctions and finances terrorist organizations like Hamas

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Ryan Murphy, and Yulia Bychkovska

Iran’s financing of Hamas and other terrorist organizations; UAE’s role in facilitating Iran and Russia sanctions evasion; lifting of UN sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program.

Economic Sanctions European Union

In the News

Oct 25, 2023

Lipsky quoted by Reuters on the importance of the European Central Bank’s digital currency development

Read the full article here.

Digital Currencies European Union