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Fri, Sep 3, 2021

Italy shows how defense partnership is done

The country may be among the United States’ most reliable allies in Europe—which is why it should help lead NATO.

New Atlanticist by Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Experts react: What the fall of Afghanistan means for Europe

As policymakers in Washington grapple with the stark reality of losing Afghanistan, their counterparts across Europe are no less flummoxed over what happens next. Will Brussels be as ready to support future American foreign policy initiatives?

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council experts

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Aug 9, 2021

Mezran quoted in The New Arab on Italy’s security concerns with Tunisia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Mon, Aug 9, 2021

Mezran quoted in African Manager on Tunisian-Italian relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

French Human Rights

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Can energy be the key to Turkish-US relations in the Biden era?

In spite of ups and downs in the political relationship, the United States and Turkey have always shared mutual interests on energy including through the Southern Gas Corridor and emerging LNG trade. Shared priorities on developing renewables and cooperation to strengthen the energy security of Eastern Europe are now emerging areas of cooperation.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

How Aleksandar Vučić stole the vaccine-diplomacy show

By balancing the West, Russia, and China, Serbian authorities have made impressive headway in inoculating their citizens—and using vaccines as a diplomatic tool.

New Atlanticist by Dimitar Bechev

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Biden-Erdoğan icebreaker could set the stage for a bilateral thaw

Biden and Erdogan emerged from a long meeting on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO summit upbeat and positive, setting the stage for dialogue and progress in bilateral relations. Turkey and the United States share an expansive list of disagreements and tensions points as well as mutual interests and opportunities. Both sides are unanimous on the importance of bilateral relations but it remains to be seen how the two countries will manage their current challenges.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Conflict International Organizations

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Kosovo President Osmani: Today’s challenges require ‘an entirely different governing mindset’

As Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani faces rule of law challenges, high unemployment rates, and a slow vaccine rollout, she’s putting domestic reforms at the top of her priorities—even ahead of the country’s European Union-facilitated dialogue with Serbia.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Crisis Management Inclusive Growth

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the G7 communiqué

How can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander, Ash Jain, Rama Yade, David Bray, Benjamin Haddad, Josh Lipsky

Economy & Business France

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

President Osmani on Kosovo’s domestic reforms, dialogue with Serbia, and relationship with the US

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani joined the Atlantic Council just before Kosovo and Serbia reengage in bilateral talks, where she outlined her presidential priorities and concerns in the years ahead.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections