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Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Germany may be about to pick its next leader. Here’s what you need to know.

The selection will likely mark the beginning of the end for the sober leadership style, centrist compromises, and coalition-building approach to governing country and party that so defined Merkel, Germany, and the CDU for much of her chancellorship.

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck

Elections Germany

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Britain’s foreign-policy debate is back

It can no longer be said that the only foreign-policy debate in the United Kingdom is about Brexit. There are now two distinct visions emerging of Britain’s role in the world: one positioned in the political center and the other on the right.

New Atlanticist by Ben Judah

China European Union

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Sat, Jan 2, 2021

US imposes new sanctions to kill off Putin’s pet pipeline

New US sanctions look set to thwart Russian efforts to complete a strategically important natural gas pipeline that would greatly strengthen the Kremlin's control over European energy supplies.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: There’s finally a Brexit deal. Now what?

Four years of negotiations. Much political acrimony. The fall and rise (and fall and rise) of British premiers. Through it all, a British public wondering what their future would look like and when they could finally move on from their limbo. A Brexit trade deal is here at last. How should we feel?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

What the Brexit deal solves—and what it doesn’t

After more than four years of contentious negotiations, last-minute compromises by the United Kingdom and European Union have finally pushed a post-Brexit trade agreement over the finish line. But the agreement leaves many details open for future disputes.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: Will a Brexit deal be home for Christmas?

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said yesterday that a trade deal could come before Christmas. That would be quite the gift for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who faces the prospect of his country "crashing out" of its old trading arrangements with the EU.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Nurkin in Defense News on loyal wingman technology

Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Tate Nurkin writes in Defense News on the importance of advancing loyal wingman technology.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Technologies

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Pretrial risk assessment tools must be directed toward an abolitionist vision

The United States criminal justice system is increasingly turning to risk assessment tools in pretrial hearings—before a defendant is convicted of a crime—as well as in sentencing procedures. Risk assessment tools give judges a numerical metric that indicates a pretrial defendant’s risk of failing to appear in court, or threat to the community prior to their pretrial hearing. Judges set bail based on this tool. Facing an incredibly high volume of pretrial detainees, risk assessment tools are designed to help quickly and effectively determine pretrial detention and ease courts’ burdens. To truly address the failures of the criminal justice system, however, public sector leaders must:

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Hannah Biggs

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Getting to ‘yes’ on a post-Brexit deal

Marc Busch writes that to get a final agreement on a Brexit deal, both sides need to make some concessions to allow for a win-win scenario.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Events

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

A conversation with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and global CEOs

Online Event A GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Prince Charles and Brian Moynihan discuss the private sector's transition to a sustainable future and the evolution of corporate climate pledges into impactful actions with Fred Kempe in a special edition of #ACFrontPage presented by the Global Energy Forum. This event will take place at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET / 4 p.m. GST / 9 p.m. KST/JST.

7:00am Energy & Environment United Kingdom

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