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Event Recap

Mar 20, 2023

Decarbonization solutions for addressing Europe’s green industrial policy challenge

By Transform Europe Initiative

The Atlantic Council, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and Groupe d'études géopolitiques were honored to host "Decarbonization solutions for addressing Europe's green industrial policy challenge," a high-level workshop on decarbonization with Laurence Boone, Secretary of State for European Affairs at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, among others.

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

Event Recap

Mar 14, 2023

The energy and climate challenge: How Europe can achieve decarbonization

By Transform Europe Initiative

The Atlantic Council proudly co-hosted with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) “A Grand Bargain for Europe’s energy and climate challenge,” a workshop on the European Union’s energy and climate policy from a geopolitical perspective.

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

New Atlanticist

Feb 27, 2023

One year later, Germany’s ‘Zeitenwende’ is still under construction

By Roderick Kefferpütz

While Germany has made progress, doubts remain about whether Chancellor Olaf Scholz is truly undertaking a structural and mentality change in foreign and security policy.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Feb 23, 2023

Zeiten-when? Scholz needs to stop standing in the way of Germany’s foreign-policy turning point.

By Noah DeMichele

The Zeitenwende is the chancellor’s brainchild, yet he has been its major roadblock. Scholz has habitually hesitated when faced with key decisions.

Conflict Defense Industry
Bohdan, 'Fritz', the unit commander's deputy in the 79th Air Assault Brigade, fires a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) towards Russian positions on a front line near the town of Marinka, in the middle of the Russia attack on Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 14, 2023. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

New Atlanticist

Feb 17, 2023

Russian War Report: Failed Russian push on Vuhledar results in losses as Moscow increases troops

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Vuhledar, a town connecting the northern and southern flanks, has been under an unsuccessful attack from Russian forces for two weeks.

Conflict Corruption
Bakhmut Situation Report, February 10, 2023

New Atlanticist

Feb 10, 2023

Russian War Report: DFRLab confirms Russia’s push to encircle Bakhmut

By Valentin Châtelet, Ruslan Trad, Kateryna Halstead, Nika Aleksejeva

Wagner Group soldiers are attempting to encircle Bakhmut, Ukraine. Meanwhile on the southern flank, Russian armed forces are trying to consolidate their progression towards Ivaniske.

Conflict Defense Technologies

New Atlanticist

Feb 9, 2023

The view from European capitals on Zelenskyy’s trip across the continent

By Atlantic Council experts

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy zipped from London to Paris to Brussels this week. His message to leaders and lawmakers was more military aid is needed.

Crisis Management Defense Policy

In the News

Feb 7, 2023

Deni in Defense One on Germany’s indecisiveness sending tanks to Ukraine

Deni in Defense One: On February 7, TSI NRSF Dr. John R. Deni authored an op-ed in Defense One arguing that Germany’s indecisiveness regarding sending tanks to Ukraine reveals that the hope of Europe standing on its own so that Washington can focus more on the Pacific theater remains farfetched.

Defense Policy Germany

Atlantic Debrief

Feb 7, 2023

#AtlanticDebrief – Where does Germany stand on military support for Ukraine? | A Debrief with Bojan Pancevski

Rachel Rizzo sits down with Wall Street Journal's Germany Correspondent Bojan Pancevski to assess Germany's record on military support for Ukraine and leadership in Europe.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia
German Leopard 2 tank driving through mud, with Bundeswehr Iron Cross visible on the turret

Inflection Points

Jan 29, 2023

Found in translation: the deeper meaning of the German ‘Panzer’ for Ukraine and Europe

By Frederick Kempe

To understand the significance of Germany’s tank decision, it’s worth understanding the history and the emotion behind the word itself.

Conflict Eastern Europe