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In-Depth Research & Reports

Oct 25, 2021

AUKUS: The Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership — Wieslander in ISDP Report

This Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) special publication brings together a number of experts from Europe and Asia to discuss the implications of AUKUS for Europe. AUKUS is a critical geopolitical development. It has complex chapters attached to it. Therefore, any assessment of the AUKUS has to be understood from a comprehensive perspective, […]

Australia China

In the News

Oct 22, 2021

Quirk offers suggestions for addressing threats from fragile states in Biden’s 2022 National Security Strategy

By Atlantic Council

On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to minimize threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]

Conflict Corruption

Blog Post

Oct 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing September 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Afghanistan Belarus

Issue Brief

Oct 8, 2021

Global Britain: An American review

By Max Bergmann, Peter Rough, Rachel Ellehuus, Yakov Feygin, Nate Sibley, Livia Godaert, Leah Scheunemann, Safa Shahwan Edwards, Margaret Jackson, Olivier-Remy Bel, Damir Marusic, Jörn Fleck, Julia Friedlander, Frances Burwell, James Batchik

What is happening to Britain in the world? Since 2016, when Brexit began with the United Kingdom’s shock “leave” vote to quit the European Union, the conversation has become almost impossible to have without entering into a fierce and polemical debate surrounding the country’s departure.

Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Oct 7, 2021

Greece and France give European strategic autonomy a shot

By Katerina Sokou

A new defense pact between the two aims to address instability in the Mediterranean by tackling multiple challenges in the region.

France Greece

Fast Thinking

Sep 27, 2021

FAST THINKING: Germany’s ‘messy’ post-Merkel moment

By Atlantic Council

What could Germany’s next government look like? And what will it mean for Europe and the wider world? Our experts capture the zeitgeist.

Democratic Transitions Elections

New Atlanticist

Sep 24, 2021

Coalition crazy: Here’s how Germany’s new government could shake out

By Jörn Fleck

Germany's federal elections could send Europe’s largest economy into messy, months-long coalition negotiations.

Elections Eurozone

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the consequences of AUKUS

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the consequences of AUKUS, including its implications for Indo-Pacific security and US relations with France.

Australia China


Sep 22, 2021

Experts react: The September 2021 White House QUAD meeting

By Atlantic Council

US President Joe Biden is set to host a first in-person Quad meeting on September 24, 2021, with Australia, India, and Japan present. South Asia Center experts react to the meeting and offer insight into what to expect. 

Australia Indo-Pacific

Inflection Points

Sep 19, 2021

Xi’s big bet helps explain the Australian submarine deal

By Frederick Kempe

It is only in the context of Xi’s increased repressions at home and expanded ambitions abroad that one can fully understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision

Australia China