Kaitlin Demchuk

Digital Strategist, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Ayushman Kaul

Research Assistant for South Asia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Erwan Lagadec

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Andrew R. Marshall

Vice President, Communications

Leo Michel

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Andrea Montanino

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program


Sun, Sep 22, 2019

After Brexit, will Scotland take the high road out of the UK?

Just two years after Scots narrowly rejected independence by referendum, a second bite at the apple―IndyRef2―is being widely discussed, and one recent opinion pollshows it leading to a pro-independence result.

Long Take by Andrew R. Marshall

Elections European Union

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Westminster tries to rein Johnson in and avoid no-deal

Arguing that the bill would mean he would lose all leverage with Brussels over a new withdrawal agreement, Johnson said “there is only one way forward for the country…there must now be an election.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Elections European Union

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Boris Johnson: 1066 and all that

Johnson—'minister for the Union', as he has styled himself—now only represents one element of the United Kingdom, albeit the largest. When he addresses the House of Commons on Hastings’ Day, he will truly 'Speak for England,’ and England alone.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Will suspending parliament strengthen Boris Johnson’s Brexit hand?

Johnson’s decision to call for a suspension—also known as prorogation—drew fire from MPs across the political spectrum who view it as an attempt to sideline Parliament in the lead-up to the October 31 Brexit deadline.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union United Kingdom

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

McFate quoted in the Evening Standard on British defense issues

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.


China Economy & Business
360/OS London

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

360/OS Summit 2019

The DFRLab was thrilled to welcome a diverse cohort of participants to London for our annual 360/OS summit on June 20-21, 2019.

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Disinformation English

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Millennium Fellows attend 360/OS

On June 20-21, Millennium Fellows joined the Council in London at 360/OS. Ulrik Smed (2019) and Adeola Olagunju (2018) attended the event. After the close, Ulrik and Adeola joined EVP Damon Wilson, Associate Director Kate Koett, and Community Manager Sudeep Kalkunte for drinks. Though unable to attend the event, alumni fellows Joanna Kaminska (2013) and […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

United Kingdom
BRexit Sanctions

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Britain’s sanction post-Brexit

On June 12, the Global Business and Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a private roundtable on the implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom’s sanctions policy, featuring Qudsi Rasheed, sanctions envoy for the UK government. He explained in detail the UK’s new institutional set-up for sanctions policy. Mr. Rasheed also discussed UK-US-EU cooperation on […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany