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Central Asia: New Great Games or Great Opportunities?

Central Asian states and their Path to Development and Prosperity

European leaders and members of the transatlantic business community met with experts and officials from Central Asia to discuss the development and future prosperity of the region in a successful summit in Chicago from September 15-16, 2016. After decades of transition after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has emerged once again as an essential crossroads of strategic importance for Europe, Russia, and South and East Asia. more…

Event Reports | September 21, 2016

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year Later

A Hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with testimonies from Mark Dubowitz and Richard Nephew

To prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in the near future, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed last year. One year later, as challenges to the Iran Nuclear Agreement emerge, sanctioning Iran becomes an increasing focus of political debate again. Therefore, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations welcomed the Witnesses Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in DC, and Richard Nephew, Program Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, to present their evaluations of the agreement’s success. more…

August 22, 2016

NATO after the Warsaw Summit

A Transatlantic Talk with Congressman Michael Turner

What has NATO done to respond to Russia’s aggressive military force? At this year's summit in Warsaw, representatives from NATO member states agreed that a firmer stand against Russian military aggression is needed. This requires stronger leadership in NATO, as well as increased unity among its members. During an event at the German Marshall Fund on July 12th, 2016, Congressman Michael Turner (R-Ohio) and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly stressed these points. more…

August 3, 2016

Talking TTIP at the Atlantic Council


On June 29, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted an event on the progress of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. Despite widespread uncertainty on the future of the deal in light of Brexit and the upcoming elections in the United States, Malmström strongly reaffirmed the United States’ and the European Union’s commitment to finishing TTIP negotiations by the end of President Barack Obama’s term. more…

July 20, 2016

Trump is Simply the End Product

The Polarisation of U.S. Politics Is the Culmination of Long-Term Trends

At the beginning of the U.S. primaries, the candidacies of political outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders invoked laughter among the political establishment in Washington. But the possibility of a candidate such as Trump actually ending up in the White House can no longer be ruled out. This article addresses a number of factors in the polarisation of U.S. ­politics and society and will illustrate that this is the result of long-term trends. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro | International Reports | July 18, 2016