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Atlantic Debrief

Nov 30, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – What is in store for US-French relations? | A Debrief from Georgina Wright

Europe Center Senior Director Jörn Fleck speaks with Institut Montaigne's Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program, Georgina Wright, to discuss President Macron's state visit to Washington, DC, US-French relations, and more.

Economy & Business European Union

In the News

Nov 8, 2022

Auerswald and Zysk in Insider: Russia’s militarization of the Arctic

On November 8, TSI NRSFs David Auerswald and Katarzyna Zysk were quoted in Insider discussing implications of Russia’s militarization in the Artic.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Germany steps up in the Western Balkans. Will the EU follow its lead? 

By Damir Marusic, Maja Piscevic, Jörn Fleck

Thursday's Western Balkans summit is a sign of momentum for regional economic cooperation and integration—and it couldn't come at a more important time.

Europe & Eurasia Germany

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Germany can’t afford to fumble the ‘Zeitenwende’

By Rachel Rizzo, Jörn Fleck

Plodding Germany will be forced to adapt its role in Europe and the world much sooner than it expects. Here's why.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Issue Brief

Nov 3, 2022

Power projection: Accelerating the electrification of US military ground vehicles

By Reed Blakemore, Tate Nurkin

Reed Blakemore and Tate Nurkin highlight advantages and propose next steps of the electrification of US military ground vehicles in this Global Energy Center and Forward Defense issue brief.

Climate Change & Climate Action Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Nov 2, 2022

German defense state secretary: What ‘Zeitenwende’ really means

By Siemtje Möller

As she travels to Washington this week to meet with US defense officials and others, Siemtje Möller breaks down her country's historic shift in mindset and force posture.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Oct 28, 2022

Kroenig and Jain report on ally shoring cited in Foreign Policy

By Atlantic Council

On October 23, a recent report by Scowcroft Center acting director Matthew Kroenig and Director for Democratic Order Ash Jain, titled “A Democratic Trade Partnership: Ally shoring to counter coercion and secure supply chains,” was cited in Foreign Policy.

China Economy & Business

Atlantic Debrief

Oct 27, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – How does Europe see China? | A Debrief from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

Europe Center Acting Director Jörn Fleck sits down in-person with Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, to discuss Europe's and Germany’s China policy.

China Economy & Business


Oct 26, 2022

The West needs a more united approach to sanctioning Putin’s elite

By David Clark

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine now in its ninth month, it is time for a coordinated approach to sanctioning Putin's elite that reflects the seriousness of the threat they pose to global security, writes David Clark.

Conflict Corruption

Fast Thinking

Oct 24, 2022

What to expect from Rishi Sunak’s Britain

By Atlantic Council

Can Sunak steady the markets, the country, and the Conservative Party? How will minority communities in Britain view a history-making prime minister of Indian descent?

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia