FEATURED COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Featured events

Program

The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

Content

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Germany steps up in the Western Balkans. Will the EU follow its lead? 

By Damir Marusic, Maja Piscevic, Jörn Fleck

Thursday's Western Balkans summit is a sign of momentum for regional economic cooperation and integration—and it couldn't come at a more important time.

Europe & Eurasia Germany

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Germany can’t afford to fumble the ‘Zeitenwende’

By Rachel Rizzo, Jörn Fleck

Plodding Germany will be forced to adapt its role in Europe and the world much sooner than it expects. Here's why.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Nov 2, 2022

German defense state secretary: What ‘Zeitenwende’ really means

By Siemtje Möller

As she travels to Washington this week to meet with US defense officials and others, Siemtje Möller breaks down her country's historic shift in mindset and force posture.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Atlantic Debrief

Oct 27, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – How does Europe see China? | A Debrief from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

Europe Center Acting Director Jörn Fleck sits down in-person with Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, to discuss Europe's and Germany’s China policy.

China Economy & Business

Atlantic Debrief

Oct 19, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – Can Germany lead in Europe? | A Debrief from Rolf Nikel

Europe Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Damir Marusic speaks with Ambassador Rolf Nikel, Vice President of the German Council on Foreign Relations and former German Ambassador to Poland, to discuss Germany's relations with its Central and Eastern European neighbors and Germany's leadership in Europe.

Central Europe Defense Policy

Atlantic Debrief

Oct 14, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – How will Germany’s new strategy on China develop? | A Debrief from Noah Barkin

Europe Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rachel Rizzo sits down with Noah Barkin, Visiting Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Managing Editor of the Rhodium Group, to discuss Germany's China policy and the current state of German-Chinese relations in light of China's challenges to the international rules-based system.

China Economy & Business
Ukrainian police patrol the town of Izyum, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, September 14, 2022. (Source: Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

New Atlanticist

Sep 16, 2022

Russian War Report: Ukraine secures new territory as Prigozhin recruits Russian prisoners 

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Ukraine recaptures its territory, Russia attempts to recruit convicts. Elsewhere, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan renews and hundreds of civilians are found dead in Izyum.

Conflict Disinformation

Britain Debrief

Sep 9, 2022

#BritainDebrief – What are the origins of Europe’s energy crisis? | A Debrief from Dr. Helen Thompson

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah spoke with Dr. Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, on Europe’s energy, climate and geopolitical reckoning.

Civil Society Conflict

Econographics

Sep 8, 2022

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Sanctioning soars across the board

By Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze, and Castellum.AI

In this edition of the Global Sanctions Dashboard, we look at the recently expanded sanctions against Iran just as negotiations over a potential US return to the Iran nuclear deal reach their endgame.

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia
Dollar Currency Exchange rate

Econographics

Sep 7, 2022

Don’t expect a Plaza Accord 2.0 to reverse the dollar’s surge

By Mrugank Bhusari

Neither China, nor the original participants of the Plaza Accord, are willing to engage in such market intervention to return a soaring dollar to normal levels.

China Economy & Business

Experts