Jun 6, 2024

Allies stand with Ukraine as Russian threat looms over D-Day anniversary

By Peter Dickinson

Putin has tried to justify his invasion of Ukraine by portraying Ukrainians as Nazis. But as this week's D-Day anniversary made clear, it is Putin himself who is seen as the greatest single threat to peace in Europe since Adolf Hitler, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

May 25, 2024

Experts react: What to know about the latest G7 ‘progress’ on using blocked Russian assets to aid Ukraine

By Atlantic Council experts

Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers just met in Stresa, Italy, to discuss what to do with blocked Russian assets. Atlantic Council experts follow the money.

Conflict Economy & Business


May 3, 2024

G7 pledges to end coal—but only inclusive action will make a real climate impact

By Elena Benaim

During the G7 energy ministerial in Turin, Italy, climate, energy, and environment ministers made a historic pledge to phase out coal power plants by 2035 among other agreements. But members ultimately need to turn pledges into action to blunt the impacts of climate change.

Africa Brazil

New Atlanticist

Apr 30, 2024

The case for Mario Draghi as the next European Council president

By Mario De Pizzo

As European Council president, Draghi could help enact his proposals to make the European Union more integrated and competitive.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Apr 25, 2024

Why Italy’s G7 is focusing on securing undersea communication networks

By Paolo Messa

Amid increasing maritime threats, the West should shape an inclusive coalition specifically designed to safeguard the undersea domain.

Europe & Eurasia Infrastructure Protection

New Atlanticist

Apr 24, 2024

Dispatch from Rome: Political stability gives Italy a chance to step into the spotlight

By Jörn Fleck, Rachel Rizzo, James Batchik, Nicholas O’Connell

With newfound steadiness at home, Rome can make its priorities for the West heard, especially the security of the Mediterranean and outreach to Africa.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia


Apr 3, 2024

Fincantieri CEO Pierroberto Folgiero on transatlantic defense industrial innovation and cooperation

By Atlantic Council

Pierroberto Folgiero, chief executive officer of Fincantieri, Italy’s leading shipbuilding company that works closely with the US Navy and has several shipbuilding sites in the United States, joined the Atlantic Council for an interview with Matthew Kroenig, vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Folgiero shared his perspective on […]

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

New Atlanticist

Mar 28, 2024

The G7 needs a permanent secretariat. The 2024 elections cycle demonstrates why.

By Francis Shin

Establishing a permanent secretariat would enable Group of Seven members to develop more consistent strategies together.

Economy & Business European Union

New Atlanticist

Feb 29, 2024

It’s Italy’s time to cement itself as the indispensable Mediterranean nation

By Kaush Arha, Paolo Messa

Italy is poised to be Europe’s linchpin for connecting the free and open economies of the Med-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.

Economy & Business Italy

In the News

Feb 5, 2024

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Cronos’ time has come if right decisions are made

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security