Atlantic Debrief

Jun 11, 2024

#AtlanticDebrief – What’s behind President Macron’s snap election decision? | A Debrief from Amb. Gérard Araud

Ilva Tare sits down with Ambassador Gérard Araud to discuss the implications of the dissolution of the French National Assembly and the call for a parliamentary snap election.

Elections European Union

Inflection Points Today

Jun 11, 2024

Macron rolls the dice on France’s future

By Frederick Kempe

The French president could have responded in many ways to Sunday's humiliation in European elections. He took perhaps the riskiest course available.

Elections Europe & Eurasia


Jun 6, 2024

Allies stand with Ukraine as Russian threat looms over D-Day anniversary

By Peter Dickinson

Putin has tried to justify his invasion of Ukraine by portraying Ukrainians as Nazis. But as this week's D-Day anniversary made clear, it is Putin himself who is seen as the greatest single threat to peace in Europe since Adolf Hitler, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Jun 5, 2024

After honoring D-Day, Macron and Biden embark on a diplomatic sprint for Europe’s security

By Léonie Allard

The commemoration in Normandy will be followed by the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the Switzerland peace summit for Ukraine, and the NATO Summit in Washington.

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New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2024

Xi Jinping visited Europe to divide it. What happens next could determine if he succeeds.

By Zoltán Fehér

The Chinese leader's mission during his May 5-10 trip to France, Serbia, and Hungary was to sow division in Europe and to rally countries against “de-risking.”

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

May 23, 2024

Is the Assad regime finally facing some justice? What to know about the trial of Syrian officials in Paris.

By Atlantic Council

A landmark trial has begun in Paris of three former Syrian intelligence officials charged with torture, murder, and other crimes. 

Conflict France

In the News

May 14, 2024

Aboudouh quoted in The National News on Xi’s attempt to bring Macron into China’s peace efforts in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

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May 3, 2024

G7 pledges to end coal—but only inclusive action will make a real climate impact

By Elena Benaim

During the G7 energy ministerial in Turin, Italy, climate, energy, and environment ministers made a historic pledge to phase out coal power plants by 2035 among other agreements. But members ultimately need to turn pledges into action to blunt the impacts of climate change.

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Inflection Points Today

May 3, 2024

China and Europe confront a ‘moment of truth’

By Frederick Kempe

As Chinese leader Xi Jinping travels to France, Serbia, and Hungary, both China and Europe have some soul-searching to do, writes Frederick Kempe.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Apr 29, 2024

‘Our Europe is mortal. It can die.’ Decoding Macron’s Sorbonne speech.

By Gérard Araud

The French president recently delivered a nearly two-hour speech outlining an ambitious agenda for Europe.

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