UkraineAlertJan 18, 2022
Ben Wallace: Putin’s bogus NATO fears disguise Ukraine ambitions
By Peter Dickinson
As geopolitical tensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe, UK Defense Minister Ben Wallace has published an essay exposing the chilling reality behind Russian President Vladimir Putin's imperial ambitions in Ukraine.
UkraineAlertJan 16, 2022
Calls grow within Germany for tougher stance towards Putin’s Russia
By Alexander Motyl
German foreign policy experts have published an appeal demanding Germany’s Russia policy be fundamentally changed from tacit encouragement to open resistance of Vladimir Putin’s expansionist designs.
New AtlanticistDec 16, 2021
Is the EU about to build its own military capacity? Thanks to Germany, the jury’s still out.
By Francis Shin
Supporters of increased European military integration have taken the new coalition’s interest in an assertive foreign policy as a sign that EU military capacity may one day be feasible. But they should temper their hopes.
ReportDec 7, 2021
An Alliance of Democracies: From concept to reality in an era of strategic competition
By Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig, and Jonas Parello-Plesner
With the rules-based democratic order under threat, the United States and its allies need new entities that facilitate cooperation not just across the transatlantic, but among larger groups of democracies worldwide.
Event RecapDec 2, 2021
The new German government and Sweden: Implications for European security and defence
On December 2nd, The Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe office in Stockholm and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) held a breakfast roundtable entitled, “The new German government: Implications for European security and defence.” The discussion was held shortly after the Swedish parliament voted in its first female prime minister and Germany was awaiting the “traffic […]
UkraineAlertNov 30, 2021
Is the new German government good news for Ukraine?
By Bohdan Nahaylo
The sun is finally setting on Germany’s Merkel era and a new coalition government is poised to take over. What will this change mean for Germany’s policies towards Russia, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?
UkraineAlertNov 30, 2021
Nord Stream 2 will test new German government’s European solidarity
By Olga Bielkova
If the new German government does not block Vladimir Putin's Nord Stream 2 pipeline weapon, Ukraine will be irreversibly weakened while Germany and Europe as a whole will be sleepwalking into a perpetual gas crunch.
UkraineAlertNov 28, 2021
EU regulations may yet disarm Vladimir Putin’s pipeline weapon
By Diane Francis
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing hard to secure fast track certification for his Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but these efforts will likely prove no match for the EU’s anti-trust laws and regulatory system.