Wed, Jul 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Nord Stream 2 gets the green light

How will the United States and Germany balance business needs with security? And what price will Kyiv be forced to pay? We drilled down with our experts for answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Germany

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Putin will use weaponized pipeline to blackmail Europe

Vladimir Putin makes little secret of his plans to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a geopolitical weapon, but will Western leaders act before the energy infrastructure project enters service in the coming months?

UkraineAlert by Inna Sovsun

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Why Germany’s relationship with Putin’s Russia is a problem for Ukraine

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 12, they will find plenty of common ground in their analysis of Russia and their difficult relationships with Vladimir Putin.

UkraineAlert by John Lough

Conflict Germany

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Biden faces further battle over Putin’s pipeline

President Biden’s efforts to strike a deal with Germany over Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline are encountering fresh opposition as the Kremlin underlines its readiness to use energy supplies as a geopolitical weapon.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué

How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business France

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

IN BRIEF: Why the G7 summit matters, in seven charts

The G7 is meeting in person for the first time since the pandemic began. The GeoEconomics Center explains the top seven issues on the agenda and why they matter.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

The growing global alignment in regulating Chinese trade and investment

The rapid revisions to US FDI and trade policy and the fast momentum the United States has helped to create in its diplomatic efforts reflect a near uniform consensus in the United States, and a growing consensus among our allies, that cross-border trade and investment are squarely issues of national security. Traditional US transatlantic allies appear to be serving US interests, and other countries with complex relations with China are adopting FDI screening processes that mimic CFIUS. The numerous efforts to revise statutory and regulatory regimes are an unmistakable signal that the view of China as a rival, and indeed a threat, to the established global order, is both widespread and likely to endure.

Blog Post by John Kabealo

China Defense Technologies

Thu, May 20, 2021

Biden softens sanctions on Putin’s pipeline

The Biden administration has this week announced a mixed bag of sanctions and waivers concerning the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, leaving opponents of Putin’s pet energy project confused and alarmed.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Wed, May 19, 2021

A Green chancellor (yes, a Green chancellor) will keep Germany and Europe safe

Though they are a movement formed by peaceniks, the German Greens realize that the challenge of our time, besides climate change, is the systemic conflict between democracy and authoritarianism, writes a Green strategist.

Op-Ed by Roderick Kefferpütz

Europe & Eurasia Germany

Thu, May 6, 2021

Annalena Baerbock’s message to America: She’s in sync with Biden

In one of her first interviews since becoming a candidate for chancellor, the leader of the German Greens reveals her transatlantic agenda to the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Climate Change & Climate Action European Union