Atlantic Council Blogs

After almost a year in the making, the new Atlantic Council site launched over the weekend.  As usual with large Web projects, there are still a couple of bugs to work out — things that worked fine on the same server that broke when we repointed the domain — but we’ll get those fixed in the next day or two.

In the meantime, we’re proud to announce our two new blogs.

Atlantic Update is our breaking news blog, which will feature daily roundups of the most important news and op-eds in the transatlantic space.

New Atlanticist is our policy and analysis blog, which will provide expert analysis on the most pressing issues facing the transatlantic community from the Council’s staff, board, affiliated scholars, and friends.  Today’s inaugural “issue” features three posts thus far:

  • In “NATO and the Near Abroad: Beyond Bucharest,” Nick Gvosdev, until recently the editor of The National Interest and now a professor at the Naval War College, calls for “a frank conversation on the Russian question” in light of the recent events in Georgia.
  • Alexander Motyl, a professsor at Rutgers-Newark, asks “Would NATO Defend Narva?“  He argues that NATO’s tepid response to the Georgia invasion calls into question the future of the Alliance in “Old Europe” and that we may see those states race to arm themselves with nuclear weapons.
  • Finally, yours truly asks whether we are “Focusing on the Wrong Georgia?“  It’s a response to Thomas Friedman’s column in yesterday’s NYT and rebuts that notion that we should invest the money we’re spending on overseas crises at home.
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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. sam says:


  2. steve says:

    Very nice first issue. Who knew you could actually write that well?


  3. Alex Knapp says:

    Congrats on your success in getting them up! There’s some really good stuff there.

  4. Our Paul says:

    Worth the effort, and looking forward to the two blogs advancing the conversation…