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The Future Europe Initiative promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.



Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Duclos in Institut Montaigne: Trump or Biden: Rebuilding the Transatlantic Relationship

In the News

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

The Guardian highlights Washington, London support for Scowcroft Center’s D10 idea

On October 15, The Guardian published an article discussing the future of the US-UK relationship after the November election. The article highlights support among leaders in Washington and London for a D10 of leading democracies, an idea developed by the Scowcroft Center.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy United Kingdom

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

COVID-19 and British unity

The coronavirus crisis is straining British unity as officials in the North of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland clash with Boris Johnson's government over lockdowns and economic support measures.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Christen a carrier strike group

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

NATO 20/2020 by Michael John Williams

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Tue, Oct 13, 2020

Britain and Ukraine unveil new strategic partnership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s recent state visit to the UK was the most consequential foreign relations act of his presidency to date and saw the unveiling of a new strategic partnership.

UkraineAlert by Bate C Toms

Cybersecurity Maritime Security

Mon, Oct 12, 2020

UK and Ukraine sign historic post-Brexit free trade deal

The jury is still out on the economic impact of Brexit, but Ukraine emerged in early October as an unlikely early beneficiary of Britain’s EU exit by signing a landmark partnership agreement including free trade.

UkraineAlert by Vasyl Myroshnychenko

Economy & Business Trade

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Herbst and Cagan in Morning Consult: Opposition to Nord Stream 2 sanctions is misguided

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Germany

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Navalny is Merkel’s ‘red line’ crisis

How Merkel responds to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and critiques of support for Nord Stream II will likely have cascading effects on international politics. Germany’s decisions, even on seemingly discrete events, can alter the global balance of power.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Johnson faces a COVID lockdown and trade lockout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has found himself in an extraordinary crisis, as a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns is interacting with what would normally be considered a totally separate matter, the future of trade deals with the European Union and the United States and Britain’s reputation as a nation committed to upholding international law.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Coronavirus European Union

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Trade flows in the age of automation

Innovative digital technologies will alter global value chains (GVCs) in the decade following COVID-19. As new technology re-shapes the nature of services trade, entire value chains will be disrupted. With trade in services growing 60 percent faster than that of goods, it is clear that the impact of new digital technologies will be widespread.

Report by Jack Daly, Nick Brown

Economy & Business Internet of Things