February 01, 2018

Former Ambassador of Bulgaria discusses U.S.–European relations

By Julianne Smith and Jim Townsend

Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, former Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States and Vice President of the Atlantic Treaty Association, sits down with Brussels Sprouts to discuss what America first means for Europe, how the use of diplomacy has fundamentally changed, and who is filling the void of US leadership in Europe.

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    Discussing Turkey’s Offensive Against the Kurds in Syria with Nick Heras

    The United States’ withdrawal and the Turkish military’s incursion into the Kurdish-controlled northeast have completely changed the balance of power in Syria. Without America...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Nicholas Heras

  • Commentary
    • Business Insider
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    3 winners and 3 losers from a melting Arctic

    The Arctic Ocean is projected to have its first ice-free summer by 2050.While most would justifiably consider this a tragic consequence of climate change, some countries and i...

    By Brent Peabody

  • Podcast
    • October 4, 2019
    The Transatlantic Alliance at 70 with NATO's Camille Grand

    Camille Grand, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, joins Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the 70th anniversary of NATO and the challe...

    By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Camille Grand

  • Commentary
    • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs​
    • October 3, 2019
    How Poland’s Law & Justice Party Plans to Win

    From Hungary to Turkey, strong, democratically-elected parties have used their control over the legislature to change their constitutions and other rules of the game in ways t...

    By Carisa Nietsche

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