Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Speech: German defense minister on America, the West, and the ‘new German question’

In remarks on October 23, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer argues for renewed European and German commitment to defending the values of democracy and the transatlantic community.

Transcripts by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Germany NATO

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

US sanctions policy: Lessons learned and recommendations for the new administration

WTO reform is especially important now since it would provide an efficient way to tackle China’s unfair trade practices head-on. This paper proposes concurrent measures that the United States and European Union can take to revitalize the WTO.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Daniel Fried

China Economy & Business

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

How a Biden presidency could change US relations with the rest of the world

We asked experts from around the Atlantic Council to preview what the election of Joe Biden as US president will mean for countries, big and small, all across the world. Here’s a quick spin around the globe as we preview what lies ahead for US foreign policy under Joe Biden:

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Africa East Asia

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Herbst and Cagan in Morning Consult: Opposition to Nord Stream 2 sanctions is misguided

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Germany

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Navalny is Merkel’s ‘red line’ crisis

How Merkel responds to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and critiques of support for Nord Stream II will likely have cascading effects on international politics. Germany’s decisions, even on seemingly discrete events, can alter the global balance of power.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Cohen quoted in Deutsche Welle on sanctions related to Nord Stream 2

In the News

Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment

Sun, Sep 6, 2020

Has Vladimir Putin poisoned his pet pipeline project?

Germany had long resisted US calls to abandon the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, but the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has now sparked a dramatic shift in German opinion.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Economic Sanctions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Navalny, Novichok, and Nord Stream II

The attempted assassination of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny could prove to be the final nail in the coffin of one of Russia’s biggest energy projects: the €9.5 billion ($10.5 billion) Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Can the US and Germany finally see eye to eye on China?

After much too long a time, the political climate towards China and Russia is finally starting to change in Berlin. This is an opportunity for the United States and Germany to re-engage and turn Germany from a weak link in the transatlantic alliance to a reliable partner.

New Atlanticist by Roderick Kefferpütz

China Germany