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New Atlanticist

Jan 22, 2022

Experts react: Six options for Europe as it searches for a response to Russian aggression

By Atlantic Council experts

How can Europe hang together and maximize its impact? Our experts weigh in as the crisis over Ukraine heats up.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Jan 20, 2022

Can the US and EU rein in Big Tech with diverging approaches?

By Morten Skroejer and Nicole Lawler

As the US and EU seek to address difficult questions swirling around some of the world’s biggest companies, 2022 will be a busy year for antitrust regulation.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 18, 2022

No consensus? No problem. Why NATO is still effective.

By Christopher Skaluba, Conor Rodihan

Don't believe what you hear: NATO can still contribute invaluably to Ukraine’s sovereignty.

European Union NATO


Jan 14, 2022

Western weakness has emboldened Putin and invited Russian aggression

By Tinatin Khidasheli

The West's weak response to repeated instances of Russian aggression in the ex-USSR has emboldened Vladimir Putin and created today's European security crisis, says former Georgian defense minister Tinatin Khidasheli.

Conflict European Union

New Atlanticist

Jan 14, 2022

Russia’s other European invasion

By Tom Tugendhat

From London to Athens and far beyond, bankers, lawyers, lobbyists, and former officials have all been snapped up by the Kremlin and its allies.

Corruption Eastern Europe


Jan 13, 2022

Up, up, & away: Global stock growth in 2022

By Niels Graham

In 2022 stock markets generating impressive returns in despite uncertainty over the pandemic. Market gains will likely continue into 2022.

China Economy & Business


Jan 11, 2022

Ukrainians call on US Senate to sanction Putin’s pipeline weapon

By Ukrainian civil society representatives

US senators are set to vote in the coming days on a bill for new sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Ukrainian civil society representatives have issued an appeal calling on senators to back sanctions.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

New Atlanticist

Jan 10, 2022

Intel CEO: Expect semiconductor shortages into 2023

By Katherine Walla

This year “will remain a year of very constrained supply chains,” Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger said at the Atlantic Council, and “we expect the shortages to continue into 2023.” 

Economy & Business European Union

Blog Post

Jan 7, 2022

Plan to crack open more books in 2022? Check out what our Europe experts are reading.

By Atlantic Council's Europe Center

One of the ways the experts at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center passed the second full year of the pandemic was by reading everything from politics, philosophy, and history to biography and, of course, fiction. Here are their favorite and often surprising top picks.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

In the News

Jan 6, 2022

Friedlander was quoted in Politico discussing EU-US response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

By GeoEconomics Center

Read the full article here

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business