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Thu, Oct 22, 2020

US expands sanctions against Putin’s pipeline

US officials have this week announced more constraints on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and put firms still involved on notice that they have 30 days to wind down operations.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

A razor’s edge between protection and protectionism

A central task for the next administration will be to create jobs and implement necessary protections for sensitive industries, while at the same time not trampling the free market principles that have made the United States the most powerful economy in the world.

Elections 2020 by Julia Friedlander

European Union Future of Work

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Time for Europe to rethink the Trans-Balkan pipeline

A strategic asset with a transit capacity of 27 bcm per year, the Trans-Balkan gas corridor can and should be a guarantee of energy security for Southeastern Europe. It is time for the EU to rethink its approach.

UkraineAlert by Sergey Makagon

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

The United States and Central Europe: A road map for a democratic post-pandemic agenda

“The United States and Central Europe: A Road Map for a Democratic Post-Pandemic Agenda” outlines these themes and advocates for a common US-Central European agenda in seeking a better post-COVID-19 world.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Daniel Fried, Jakub Wiśniewski, Denise Forsthuber, Alena Kudzko

Central Europe Coronavirus

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Ramp up on Russia

NATO needs to increase the costs for Russian aggression while building back crucial dialogue if there is any prospect for improved relations with Moscow.

NATO 20/2020 by Alexander Vershbow

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Putin’s pipeline is a strategic weapon. It must be stopped

As the struggle over the Kremlin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline continues, a group of Ukrainian MPs has issued a joint letter highlighting the international security threat posed by the strategic energy project.

UkraineAlert by Members of the Ukrainian parliament

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Moehr quoted in the New York Times on the Airbus-Boeing WTO dispute

Read the full article here.

In the News by Ole Moehr

European Union International Financial Institutions

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

What Greece has learned (and Brussels should too) from the EastMed crisis

Greece has learned plenty about the way the world works these last few months. We’re about to find out what Brussels has learned as well.

New Atlanticist by Leon Levy

Conflict Crisis Management

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Event recap: A conversation with Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Justin Muzinich

A recap of the event featuring Deputy Secretary of US Treasury Justin Muzinich, who joined the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center for an address on the transatlantic economy.

Event Recap by GeoEconomics Center

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Zelenskyy: Ukraine wants a step-by-step plan towards future EU membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy offers a positive assessment of the 2020 EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels and calls for the creation of a step-by-step plan towards Ukraine's future EU membership.

UkraineAlert by Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Democratic Transitions Economy & Business


Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Securing the next century of US – Romanian partnership

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - Experts from the US and Romania gather to outline key challenges and opportunities for growth, prosperity, and security, both in the Black Sea region and Europe more broadly.


Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Transatlantic cooperation in the era of AI

ONLINE EVENT – A high-level panel discussion between NATO, the European Commission, and the NSCAI about the future of transatlantic relationships relating to AI, security, and defense. TIMEZONE NOTE – The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).


Mon, Oct 26, 2020

The US and Central Europe: Shaping the post-COVID-19 transatlantic agenda

A #CENTRALEUROPEWEEK EVENT - The foreign ministers of the Visegrád Group countries outline actions toward a common post-pandemic agenda.