New AtlanticistNov 23, 2020
Building bridges across the Three Seas
By Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla
The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.
ReportNov 22, 2020
Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition
By John Blocher
As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.
New AtlanticistNov 13, 2020
How a Biden presidency could change US relations with the rest of the world
By Atlantic Council
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 AtlanticistJun 9, 2020
In Central Europe, a nationalist bullet dodged
By Daniel Fried
Many in the region expected the 100th anniversary of Trianon to be a blow up. It could be yet. But around the actual anniversary, it was a dog that did not bark: the significance was in what wasn’t said, in nationalist pandering avoided and confrontation dodged, and positive gestures recognized.
New AtlanticistApr 7, 2020
Addressing Hungary’s coronavirus emergency legislation
By Denise Forsthuber and Daniel Fried
Many in Europe and the United States who consider themselves friends of Hungary have struggled over what to do with what can be increasingly interpreted as an authoritarian drift in that country. Hungary was one of the early leaders of Central Europe’s democratic transformation after its overthrow of communist rule in 1989; this is the tradition we would prefer to be celebrating today. Instead, we struggle to find a way forward.