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Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Will suspending parliament strengthen Boris Johnson’s Brexit hand?

Johnson’s decision to call for a suspension—also known as prorogation—drew fire from MPs across the political spectrum who view it as an attempt to sideline Parliament in the lead-up to the October 31 Brexit deadline.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union United Kingdom

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Breaking Down France’s Digital Tax

n July, France’s parliament ratified a new law to tax big digital tech firms making it the first country to pass a tax law of this manner. Paris’ new tax scheme triggered criticism from the Trump Administration and is further complicating the transatlantic relationship. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the motivation behind taxing digital technology firms more aggressively, the way that the French tax will work, and the potential impacts and response to the tax.

EconoGraphics by BY ANDREW LASCALEIA, EDITED BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND AND ANDREW LASCALEIA

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

McFate quoted in the Evening Standard on British defense issues

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

No-Deal Brexit comes further into focus

Johnson’s political honeymoon lasted a matter of days. Financial markets are swiftly repricing the greater odds of a messy exit.

New Atlanticist by Nick Brown

United Kingdom

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Shaffer quoted in Politico on US anti-Nord Stream 2 efforts

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oil and Gas Western Europe

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Why Germany resoundingly rejected joining a US-led mission against Iran

On July 31, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced Germany’s refusal to join a US-led military mission to safeguard the international shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian aggression and criticized what he called America’s “maximum tension” approach.

IranSource by Gert Hilgers

European Union Germany

Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Quiz: prime time

How well do you know the prime ministers of the UK?

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

United Kingdom

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

With Boris Johnson, will Britain get Brexit or a general election?

New UK prime minister will be tested quickly

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

United Kingdom

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

My Way or the Huawei: 5G at the Center of US-China Strategic Competition

On July 22, President Trump met with a group of major tech CEOs to discuss the easing of some restrictions on US companies supplying high-tech parts to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. In May, the US Commerce Department banned US companies from selling any products to Huawei. The Chinese company’s position as the world’s leading provider of 5G technology has made it a focal point of the escalating great power competition between China and the United States. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei, outlines the ban’s potential costs, and describes why US allies are conflicted about banning Huawei.

EconoGraphics by OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY MARIANNA ASLUND, NICK BROWN, ANDREW LASCALEIA

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Johnson takes the reins as Britain remains on uncertain Brexit course

Johnson must quickly find a way forward along an increasingly uncertain Brexit road

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

United Kingdom