Experts

Nicholas Dungan

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative

Future Europe Initiative

Zarine Kharazian

Assistant Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Erwan Lagadec

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Jeffrey Lightfoot

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Laure Mandeville

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative

Content

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Taking on the Temperature

Paris is certainly a leader in the effort to confront climate change and has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050; it recently released a comprehensive “urban cooling strategy” to prepare for the extreme heat that has cost lives and livelihoods in the recent past.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action France

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

China Economy & Business

Fri, May 3, 2019

Strengthen European Defense Cooperation Through NATO and the EU

[A] key question remains unanswered: will allied deterrence prevent possible Russian aggression during those 30 days?

NATOSource by Bogdan Klich, Project Syndicate

European Union France

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The “#Macron leaks” operation: a post-mortem

In the long list of electoral interference attempts in recent years, one case stands out: the 2017 French presidential election–because it failed. Its failure lies in the fact that the result of the election did not coincide with the aim of the attackers. This new report, “The #Macron Leaks Operation,” by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer analyzes […]

Report by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Sep 2, 2019

Haddad quoted in The Economist on Macron reclaiming France’s international leadership

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia France

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

An EU navy is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust naval forces, Europeans should think less like Americans, and more like Russians. As I noted yesterday, Brexit has opened all sorts of talk about the future of British and European military activities. To continue the argument today, let’s tack towards naval matters. In “All the Queen’s Ships” (Proceedings of the US Naval Institute, January […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry European Union

Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Aslund on French Attacks on Russian Media

Dagens Naeringsliv quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Aslund on France’s recent attacks on the Russian media:

News by Anders Aslund

France Russia

Wed, Jun 7, 2017

What’s the real effect of America First on the arms trade?

Volvo’s sale of Renault Trucks Defense won’t be a test of anything. The report in Defense News this week on how “Three bidders emerge in battle to buy Renault Trucks Defense” contains a prediction of just who won’t win that auction. For some time, Volvo has been aiming to sell RTD, and bids are now in from […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

France’s digital tax: all about leverage?

The new measure should be a warning that European states will adopt unilateral solutions to update tax rules

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Economy & Business France