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  • The Atlantic Partnership: African perspectives on the way forward

    THE ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP: AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE WAY FORWARD - For Africa Day 2024, the Africa Center places a spotlight on the enduring strategic partnership that the US and African nations share across the Atlantic.

    Having been launched in September 2023, the Partnership for Atlantic Coop...

  • The effect of sanctions on the Russian energy industry

    REPORT LAUNCH | OIL, GAS, AND WAR: THE EFFECT OF SANCTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN ENERGY INDUSTRY - In the two-plus years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have imposed approximately two thousand sanctions on Russian corporations, financial institutions, and ...

  • Empowering women to rebuild Ukraine’s economy

    OF COURSE SHE CAN! EMPOWERING WOMEN TO REBUILD UKRAINE’S ECONOMY - Russia’s war against Ukraine continues–but plans for post-war recovery are already underway. As we shape reconstruction strategies and policies, policymakers and international donors must prioritize leveraging the potential of Ukr...

  • Climate adaptation solutions in the wake of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul floods

    CLIMATE ADAPTATION SOLUTIONS IN THE WAKE OF BRAZIL’S RIO GRANDE DO SUL FLOODS - In the last few weeks, Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul has been inundated by torrential rain. The resulting floods have killed hundreds and left thousands displaced, putting Rio Grande do Sul in a sta...

  • Two recommendations for the next president of Mexico

    Mexican voters go to the polls on June 2 to elect their next president. Over the course of her six-year term, she will face enormous challenges—internally and in the country’s relationship with the United States. But, like never before, there is also a unique opportunity to strengthen the commerc...

  • General CQ Brown, Jr. on how US forces are readying for new global threats

    GENERAL CQ BROWN, JR. ON HOW US FORCES ARE READYING FOR NEW GLOBAL THREATS - Today, war in Ukraine, conflict in the Middle East, and brewing tensions in the Indo-Pacific—stemming from both China and North Korea—present challenges for the United States military’s ability to effectively meet the de...

  • The Washington NATO Summit: Ukraine and transatlantic security

    THE WASHINGTON NATO SUMMIT: UKRAINE AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY - This July, Washington, DC will host the NATO summit, marking the Alliance’s diamond jubilee. This summer’s summit comes at a critical juncture as for the first time since the end of World War II, a major power is committing aggressi...

  • Exploring investment opportunities in NW Syria

    The US Department of the Treasury declared ‘General License No. 22’ authorizing activities in certain economic sectors in non-regime-held areas of northeast and northwest Syria. This waiver allows for transactions for certain economic activities in northeast and northwest Syria in sectors like ag...

  • The internet in the balance: UN discussions and our online future

    The Atlantic Council’s Democracy + Tech Initiative host a conversation on the recent efforts at the United Nations to remake the global and multi-stakeholder internet, and what it means for democracy and the world. Joining the conversation are two of the foremost experts on the intersection of ge...

  • Exploring the outlook for Taiwan under the Lai administration

    EXPLORING THE OUTLOOK FOR TAIWAN UNDER THE LAI ADMINISTRATION - As President Tsai Ing-wen’s second term comes to an end, Vice President Lai Ching-te is poised to become the 8th president of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on May 20. Shortly after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s victory in...

  • Road to Washington: General Christopher Cavoli on the NATO Summit

    ROAD TO WASHINGTON: GENERAL CHRISTOPHER CAVOLI ON THE NATO SUMMIT - On Friday, May 17, the Atlantic Council broadcasted an #ACFrontPage conversation with General Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Cavoli, a recipient of the 2024 Atlantic Coun...

  • 2024 Distinguished Leadership Awards

    At this year’s Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards, we honored leaders who embody the pillars of the transatlantic relationship with an event that has been described as the ‘Washington Oscars.’

    Dive deeper into coverage of the event and tune in to our broadcast premiere on May 16 at...

  • Security and stability for the Black Sea region

    SECURITY AND STABILITY FOR THE BLACK SEA REGION - Bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, and NATO allies and partners to the south and west, the security of the Black Sea region has risen to new strategic pre-eminence as an economic, geopolitical, and military focal point foll...

  • Strengthening the middleground of the defense-industrial landscape

    STRENGTHENING THE MIDDLEGROUND OF THE DEFENSE-INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE - The Pentagon’s National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS) expresses the imperative of “strengthening and modernizing our defense industrial base ecosystem” and sets priorities for meeting those challenges. In ecology, middlegro...

  • Implementing the US International Cyberspace and Digital Policy Strategy

    IMPLEMENTING THE US INTERNATIONAL CYBERSPACE AND DIGITAL POLICY STRATEGY - On behalf of the Atlantic Council’s tech programs, including the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the Democracy + Tech Initiative, and GeoTech Center, please join us for a panel discussion on the US International Cyberspace an...

  • Unpacking Xi’s visit to Europe

    A NEW CHARM OFFENSIVE? UNPACKING XI’S VISIT TO EUROPE - The European Union describes China as a three-part “partner for cooperation, an economic competitor and a systemic rival.” Now, growing concerns in Europe over strategic dependencies on China, Europe’s vulnerability to economic coercion, and...

  • Panama’s elections and economic outlook

    BEYOND THE BALLOT: PANAMA’S ELECTIONS AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK - On May 5, Panama—a global transit and commerce hub—will hold elections to determine its next president, members of the National Assembly, and local government officials. The election comes at a pivotal moment: from social protests last ...

  • UK Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy on Labour’s foreign policy

    UK SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID LAMMY ON LABOUR’S FOREIGN POLICY - Britain and its partners, including the United States and Europe, together will need to address generation-defining challenges to the international system, including from wars of revisionism by Russia, greater confrontation with...

  • Elroy Fillis-Bell showcases the impact of dance across the continent

    Meet Elroy Fillis-Bell, the innovative South African chief executive officer of Joburg Ballet Company.

    Fillis-Bell has committed himself to advocating for artists and championing the importance of the arts to South Africa and the global community. He has done so in various ways, from building a...

  • A fireside chat with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian Anti-War Committee founder

    A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, RUSSIAN ANTI-WAR COMMITTEE FOUNDER - Since the beginning of its brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Moscow has only reinforced its suppression of all forms of dissent, civil society, and free media to further cement Russian President ...

  • Priorities for the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington

    A BACK-TO-BUSINESS BIRTHDAY: PRIORITIES FOR THE 2024 NATO SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON - As NATO accelerates preparations for its 75th Anniversary Summit taking place in Washington this July, the transatlantic alliance will have much to celebrate. The accession of Finland and Sweden has added two highly-...

  • The sixth domain and the role of the private sector

    REPORT LAUNCH: THE SIXTH DOMAIN AND THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR - The United States and its allies and partners have laid out five operational domains for wartime—air, land, maritime, cyberspace, and space—but Russia’s war in Ukraine has revealed a sixth domain: the “sphere of activities” of t...

  • Transatlantic perspectives on the European Health Data Space regulation

    Final EU approval of the health data legislation is expected to occur on April 24. It is part of the EU’s ambitious data strategy, and the first Union legislation creating a sector-specific European data space. The European Health Data Space (EHDS) regulation would create new patient rights with ...

  • The Secure By Design imperative: One-year retrospective

    THE SECURE BY DESIGN IMPERATIVE: A ONE-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE - On behalf of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, please join us for a virtual panel discussion about the Secure by Design (SBD) initiative from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

    Persistent i...