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Wed, Jul 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Nord Stream 2 gets the green light

How will the United States and Germany balance business needs with security? And what price will Kyiv be forced to pay? We drilled down with our experts for answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Germany

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

A US-UK hacking probe offers a fresh approach against Russia

The international collaboration underscores the importance of being carefully narrow about scoping cyberspace “red lines” in talks with the Russian government.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Intelligence

Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Putin will use weaponized pipeline to blackmail Europe

Vladimir Putin makes little secret of his plans to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a geopolitical weapon, but will Western leaders act before the energy infrastructure project enters service in the coming months?

UkraineAlert by Inna Sovsun

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Jul 9, 2021

Why Germany’s relationship with Putin’s Russia is a problem for Ukraine

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 12, they will find plenty of common ground in their analysis of Russia and their difficult relationships with Vladimir Putin.

UkraineAlert by John Lough

Conflict Germany

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Biden faces further battle over Putin’s pipeline

President Biden’s efforts to strike a deal with Germany over Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline are encountering fresh opposition as the Kremlin underlines its readiness to use energy supplies as a geopolitical weapon.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Recap: Can technology kill democracy?

On Monday June 14, the Fondation Tocqueville with the support of the Atlantic Council and Le Figaro, along with their partners the French-American Foundation and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom presented a virtual public event debate on the impact and potential dangers of technology on democracy and democratic systems.

Event Recap

Digital Policy Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

British warship challenges Russian claims to Crimea

A British warship sailed through Crimean waters on June 23 in what was widely seen as a reminder that the international community rejects Russia’s purported 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Maritime Security

Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Biden’s Europe trip set the stage for his historic ambitions

Having repeatedly provided his diagnosis of the cancers endangering global democracies, Biden this past week accelerated the course of treatment.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Eftimiades in Express on Chinese espionage targeting UK technology

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Nicholas Eftimiades interviewed by the Express in an article titled "China puts UK tech at 'forefront' of Beijing espionage offensive warns former CIA officer."

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business