Another Reset? The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Consequences
The recent nuclear agreement with Iran has consequences not only for the Middle East, but also for Central and Eastern Europe. While it offers a chance to break free from the Russian near monopoly on natural gas supplies for the region, it could also lead to US and Russia cooperation that sacrifices the interests of America's regional allies in other spheres. View
The Russian Social Contract: An Emblem of Illegitimacy
Regimes typically legitimize themselves either through provision of transparent institutions that protect civil liberties or through rising living standards. A closer look at the socio-economic indicators in Russia shows that Putin's regime fails on both of these fronts, and therefore the "Russian Social Contract" with which he came to power in 1999 should be discarded. View
The Emergence of a New Reality: NATO and Ukraine
While Ukrainians used to be heavily pro-Russian, the situation has transformed over the last few years. Now, the West must decide how best to respond to Ukraine's NATO bid. Discover the pros and cons of various scenarios from the past and current situation, as well as looking forward in an essay written for the Atlantic Community by one of our members, Ira Louis Straus. View
TTIP for Beginners
What is TTIP? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, first proposed in 2013, is meant to open market access for businesses across the Atlantic, enhance regulatory cooperation and set international standards. TTIP was introduced as being a progressive partnership, but many skeptics on both sides of the Atlantic see it as a race to the bottom.
Memo: Creating Cloud Norms While Keeping Innovation Alive
Transatlantic Digital Dialogue: The surge in cloud computing to manage Big Data has also meant a greater need to revisit existing data protection regulation. How the EU approaches this subject will be critical for the coming years, and steps taken now can serve as guideposts for larger regulatory philosophy in the future. Read our Atlantic Memo 49 on the subject.
Armament and Sanctions: Hard Power Versus Soft Power
Europe's Migration Crisis May Have Spillover Effects for NATO
Ukrainian NATO Membership as a Bargaining Chip with Russia
TTIP for Beginners
Diverging Policies on Iraq/Syria Threaten Peace and Stability
The Emergence of a New Reality
Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis Requires a German-Polish Initiative
Western European Humanity or Eastern European Egoism
Has Mama Merkel Met Her Maggie Moment?