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Jan 23, 2022

Ukraine Crisis: Putin the gambler may have gone too far to back down

By Timothy Ash

Russian President Vladimir Putin has gained the world's attention with his threat to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine but he may now feel he must act or risk a serious loss of credibility on the international stage.

Conflict European Union

Inflection Points

Jan 23, 2022

Putin is threatening not just Ukraine but post-Cold War principles. And the stakes are generational.

By Frederick Kempe

Unless Biden can shift the tide, Putin will continue his long campaign to reverse the post-Cold War principles under which countries in the world navigate the future together.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Jan 21, 2022

What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.

By Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions

Fast Thinking

Jan 21, 2022

FAST THINKING: The race is on for a digital dollar

By Atlantic Council

The Federal Reserve has opened the door to the United States issuing its own digital currency. Our experts break down the next moves.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 20, 2022

How Europe can reclaim its voice in the Russia crisis

By Ana Palacio

“There will be no peace in Europe if the States are reconstituted on the basis of national sovereignty.” This warning by Jean Monnet sums up the crisis Europe is currently experiencing nearly eighty years later.

Europe & Eurasia France

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Polymeropoulos quoted in New York Times article on investigation into unsolved cases of Havana Syndrome

By Atlantic Council

Marc Polymeropoulos discusses investigations into the causes of Havana Syndrome.

Intelligence Non-Traditional Threats

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Kroenig and Cimmino reflect on President Biden’s approach to dictators

By Atlantic Council

On January 20, The Dispatch published a piece by Matthew Kroenig and Jeffrey Cimmino reflecting on how President Biden has approached authoritarian rivals during his first year in office. They argue that the president has been tough on China, but has not adequately confronted Russia, Iran, or international terrorism.

China Iran

New Atlanticist

Jan 20, 2022

Can the US and EU rein in Big Tech with diverging approaches?

By Morten Skroejer and Nicole Lawler

As the US and EU seek to address difficult questions swirling around some of the world’s biggest companies, 2022 will be a busy year for antitrust regulation.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Transcript

Jan 19, 2022

Outbound investments may spell trouble for US national security. Can screening reduce the risk?

By Atlantic Council

The US government is aware of the ways that outbound investment flows to countries like China can harm national security. Can screening those investments help the United States boost its own protection?

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jan 17, 2022

If the West sticks together, it can find a way forward with Russia

By Daniel Fried

The US and Europe need to resist the temptation to respond to threats with concessions, and maintain a willingness to discuss European security in a way that benefits all, not just Moscow.

Conflict Crisis Management

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