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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Time for Europe to rethink the Trans-Balkan pipeline

A strategic asset with a transit capacity of 27 bcm per year, the Trans-Balkan gas corridor can and should be a guarantee of energy security for Southeastern Europe. It is time for the EU to rethink its approach.

UkraineAlert by Sergey Makagon

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Busch featured in the Financial Times on transatlantic trade barriers and competition with China

Marc Busch answers three blunt questions on the Boeing-Airbus dispute, potential trends toward protectionism post-COVID-19, and opposition to US tariffs on China.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

What Greece has learned (and Brussels should too) from the EastMed crisis

Greece has learned plenty about the way the world works these last few months. We’re about to find out what Brussels has learned as well.

New Atlanticist by Leon Levy

Conflict Crisis Management

Sun, Oct 11, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Italy’s pasta label is ‘COOL’ protectionism

Marc Busch writes that "country of origin" labels are among the most ingenious trade protectionist labels ever. Despite doing more harm than good go consumers, they are making a comeback.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia
Mediterranean

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Value beyond price: Prioritizing political stability and regional integration when financing Mediterranean gas

A comprehensive overview of the tensions surrounding natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean which argues that development projects must take into account geopolitical rivalries as a reality in determining how to leverage East Med gas by mobilizing the power of multilateral dialogue platforms and international development banks.

Report by Olgu Okumuş

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Why the US-Italy relationship matters

In spite of the overall worsening of transatlantic relations over the past four years, and more inward looking foreign policy choices, Italy and the United States were able to preserve consistently positive relations. As far as trade is concerned, Italy managed to avoid the brunt of US tariffs on European goods, and trade exchange between […]

Issue Brief by Giovanna de Maio

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Pompeo’s trip highlights strong US-Greece relationship

Rather than being simply an effort to mediate among the parties in the Eastern Med, Pompeo’s trip has focused on the bilateral US-Greece relationship, on a strategic as well as a personal level

New Atlanticist by Katerina Sokou

Energy & Environment Greece

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Now let’s see an agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Trump administration has demonstrated its ability to bring allies together and promote regional peace and cooperation. The United States should keep up this momentum by helping to reach an agreement between Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, and de-escalate the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Content Series by Brenda Shaffer

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Solving the Eastern Mediterranean crisis requires compromise

France, Greece, and the entire EU should embrace this de-escalatory approach, recognizing that the entire transatlantic community will be strategically better off with a strong Greece-Turkey relationship that ensures a fair system for sharing Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives by Matthew Bryza

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US efforts to counter China

On September 11, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss US efforts to counter China, including a new US military base in Palau; the possibility that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursues a closed […]

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China Politics & Diplomacy