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Guest contributor Claire Bracco returns with “A Hotter Arctic: the ecological and military future of the North Pole.”
05/02/2022
A Hotter Arctic: The Ecologic and Military Future of the North Pole

Guest contributor Claire Bracco returns with “A Hotter Arctic: the ecological and military future of the North Pole.”

The Arctic above 66’ 33’, or North Pole region, features frozen land dotted with shrubs and lichens. Here, the sun sets and rises only once each year. As a consequence, the region has a very partic…

As Russian forces have pulled back from Kyiv and its surrounding suburbs, chilling accounts of attacks against civilians...
04/26/2022
Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in the ICC: Rhetoric or Reality?

As Russian forces have pulled back from Kyiv and its surrounding suburbs, chilling accounts of attacks against civilians have emerged. But Rui Johnson Petri argues that holding perpetrators accountable for war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC) is hardly simple; if not near impossible.

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As Russian forces have pulled back from Kyiv and its surrounding suburbs, chilling accounts of attacks against civilians have emerged. Photos from Bucha showed strewn bodies in the street with hand…

This week, Harrison Kass gives you “obscure” 1980s European rock recommendations. Strap yourself in and enjoy. Read here...
04/25/2022
Sole Survivor: “Obscure” 1980s European Rock Recommendations | Part One

This week, Harrison Kass gives you “obscure” 1980s European rock recommendations. Strap yourself in and enjoy.

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The songs featured on this list are from “obscure” European rock bands, from what I consider, arbitrarily, as the “third-tier” and “fourth-tier” of success. These guys were big enough to sign a rec…

Accounts of attacks against civilians have fueled outrage over the atrocities being committed by Russian troops, but Rui...
04/19/2022
Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes in the ICC: Rhetoric or Reality?

Accounts of attacks against civilians have fueled outrage over the atrocities being committed by Russian troops, but Rui Johnson Petri explains why holding perpetrators accountable for war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC) is hardly simple; if not near impossible.

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As Russian forces have pulled back from Kyiv and its surrounding suburbs, chilling accounts of attacks against civilians have emerged. Photos from Bucha showed strewn bodies in the street with hand…

Editor-in-Chief Harrison Kass proposes that the US follow the example of many EU countries and codify abortion.
04/06/2022
The US Should Follow EU Examples and Codify Abortion Rights

Editor-in-Chief Harrison Kass proposes that the US follow the example of many EU countries and codify abortion.

Last month, the US Senate blocked the Women’s Health Protection Act. The WHPA was a flailing attempt to codify abortion rights while the US Supreme Court decides Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org…

"The climate crisis threatens national and international peace as global warming has the potential to displace more peop...
03/28/2022
Tomorrow’s Refugees: Protecting 21st-century climate refugees

"The climate crisis threatens national and international peace as global warming has the potential to displace more people than war"

This week, guest contributor Ivann Liberatore argues that protecting climate refugees is crucial for the future.

Over the past decade, the number of disasters has soared, from hurricanes (such as Harvey, Irma, José, and Maria) and floods in Sierra Leone to wildfires in California, to droughts in Yemen and Nig…

Guest contributor Claire Bracco gives her take on how a lack of European leadership led to the Russian invasion of Ukrai...
03/23/2022
Why Now? How a Lack of EU Leadership led to the Russo-Ukrainian War

Guest contributor Claire Bracco gives her take on how a lack of European leadership led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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The war in Ukraine has started. Many observers thought the war was unlikely, but on February 24 at 5 am (EET), Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” from Crimea, thereby initiating…

Guest contributor Konrad Lee argues that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause problems for Taiwan.Read here:
03/07/2022
Why the Invasion of Ukraine Spells Trouble for Taiwan

Guest contributor Konrad Lee argues that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause problems for Taiwan.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked international concern and condemnation. Yet perhaps none are paying more attention to the Ukraine crisis than Beijing. While the rest of the world waits wit…

Editor-in-Chief Harrison Kass recalls the British/French abandonment of Poland in 1939 and draws an analogy with the US'...
03/01/2022
Will You Be There: Poland ’39 v. Ukraine ’22

Editor-in-Chief Harrison Kass recalls the British/French abandonment of Poland in 1939 and draws an analogy with the US' “political bluffing” in the lead up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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On March 31, 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced a new strategic alliance. “In the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence…His Majesty’s Government w…

Last year, the 1951 Refugee Convention, the main international instrument granting refugees and asylum seekers fundament...
02/21/2022
The EU has failed migrants

Last year, the 1951 Refugee Convention, the main international instrument granting refugees and asylum seekers fundamental human rights, celebrated its 70th anniversary.

However, a growing number of European countries are failing to uphold the right to asylum guaranteed in the Convention.

Editor Rui Johnson Petri argues that the EU has failed migrants in her latest article.

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Last year, the 1951 Refugee Convention, the main international instrument granting refugees and asylum seekers fundamental human rights, celebrated its 70th anniversary. However, a growing number o…

🚨The recently heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, after numerous years of low-scale conflict, is more than a...
02/14/2022

🚨The recently heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, after numerous years of low-scale conflict, is more than a conflict between a former superpower and its former region.

🚨For NATO, the conflict is proof of its relevance more than 70 years after the organization’s inception.
efforts to bolster European defense.

🚨For the European Union, the conflict is a critical moment in the ongoing efforts to bolster European defense.

🚨This week, Maël Le Roux analyzes Germany’s role in the future of European defense within NATO.

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The recently heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, after numerous years of low-scale conflict, is more than a ...
02/14/2022
German Pacifism and The Future of European Defense

The recently heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, after numerous years of low-scale conflict, is more than a conflict between a former superpower and its former region. For NATO, the conflict is proof of its relevance more than 70 years after the organization’s inception. For the European Union, the conflict is a critical moment in the ongoing efforts to bolster European defense.

This week, Maël Le Roux analyzes Germany’s role in the future of European defense within NATO.

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The recently heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, after numerous years of low-scale conflict, is more than a conflict between a former superpower and its former region. For NATO, the con…

✨ New article ✨This week, guest contributor Matthew Geissendorfer shares his  analysis of Sino-Western relations in the ...
02/07/2022
Sino-Western Relations in the COVID Era

✨ New article ✨

This week, guest contributor Matthew Geissendorfer shares his analysis of Sino-Western relations in the COVID era.

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Relations between Washington and Beijing have already deteriorated sharply with the onset of Donald Trump’s presidency. COVID-19, however, has dragged them to new lows as it maintains its grip on t…

All five Nordic countries — Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland — hold the top spots in the World Economic For...
12/06/2021
Three Policies behind the “Nordic Nirvana”

All five Nordic countries — Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland — hold the top spots in the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report for gender equality. Many see the region as a “gender equality utopia,” which they have nicknamed the Nordic Nirvana.

Rui Johnson Petri lists three policies from three Nordic countries that have contributed to their overall success at achieving gender parity.

A century ago, in 1921, history was made when women in Sweden cast their ballots for the first time after a long and hard-fought battle for suffrage. A century later, in 2021, Sweden reached anothe…

When Mario Soto joined the US Navy, he was stationed in Greece. In four years, he never visited home.Don't miss reading ...
11/30/2021
Coming Home: A US service member returns after four years in Greece

When Mario Soto joined the US Navy, he was stationed in Greece. In four years, he never visited home.

Don't miss reading Harrison Kass' profile on Mario’s Navy tour and his eventual return home.

Standing anxiously next to a gas pump on the seedy side of San Diego, Mario’s mother Sandra waited. She had not seen her son Mario in four years—not since he joined the Navy. Mario didn’t want to m…

"Thousands of kilometers away from Stockholm, where I grew up, the past three months have revealed differences between S...
11/22/2021

"Thousands of kilometers away from Stockholm, where I grew up, the past three months have revealed differences between Sweden and the United States and reaffirmed that perhaps I’m more Nordic than I previously thought."

Read Editor Rui Johnson Petri's latest article about being European in the United States.

Link: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/11/22/what-living-in-new-york-has-taught-me/

Don't miss guest writer Maël Le Roux's article "Trouble in the Mediterranean."While immigration to the EU has decreased,...
11/17/2021
Trouble in the Mediterranean

Don't miss guest writer Maël Le Roux's article "Trouble in the Mediterranean."

While immigration to the EU has decreased, Turkey’s authoritative leader, Recep Erdoğan, is taking aggressive actions that further destabilizes the Mediterranean.

Following the Arab Spring, and the Syrian Civil War, the Mediterranean became the main passage for EU-bound migrants. The migrant crisis of 2015 resulted in more than a million people crossing into…

For the first time since 2014, NHL players will be returning to the Olympics. The tournament, which features best-on-bes...
11/08/2021
Forecasting the 2022 Olympic hockey rosters

For the first time since 2014, NHL players will be returning to the Olympics. The tournament, which features best-on-best competition, makes the NHL appear watered down. The quadrennial format, in which players compete for their countries, makes the Stanley Cup seem slightly less significant.

Editor Harrison Kass predicts the rosters and line combinations for the top half of the field: Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, the US, and Canada.

Curious? Read the article below.

For the first time since 2014, NHL players will be returning to the Olympics. The tournament, which features best-on-best competition, makes the NHL appear watered down. The quadrennial format, in …

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11/03/2021

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In a case reminiscent of “David and Goliath,” the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that Girjas Sameby, a small Sámi village i...
11/02/2021
Sámi Without Sámi Rights: Tackling the Issue of Indigenous Land Rights in Sweden

In a case reminiscent of “David and Goliath,” the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that Girjas Sameby, a small Sámi village in Gällivare, northern Sweden, have exclusive hunting and fishing rights based on the Sámi people’s historical use of the territory.

Now, for the first time in history, the Swedish state has invited the Sámi to participate in the ongoing revision of the discriminatory land right law.

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Land rights disputes between the Swedish state and the Sámi (samerna)—an indigenous minority group that have resided in Sweden’s arctic (Sápmi)—date back centuries. The Reindeer Husbandry Act (renn…

“Trump is Soft on Russia.” The refrain echoed for years—in the media, on elite university campuses, and throughout the p...
11/01/2021
Double Vision: Comparing Trump and Biden on Russia in Policy and Perception

“Trump is Soft on Russia.” The refrain echoed for years—in the media, on elite university campuses, and throughout the professional class.

Yet, when you discard the dogma and the conspiracy, and consider the actual policies Trump pursued—especially relative to the policies Biden is pursuing—a pointed fact becomes apparent: Trump was notably “harder” on Russia than Biden.

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“Trump is Soft on Russia.” The refrain echoed for years—in the media, on elite university campuses, and throughout the professional class. It was accepted as dogma: Trump overly accommodated Russia…

Given the dire environmental crisis, many hoped that the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environ...
10/18/2021
Stockholm+50 Reflects Lack of Urgency on Environmental Action

Given the dire environmental crisis, many hoped that the 50th anniversary of the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment would be an opportune moment for the international community to renew commitments to environmental action and strengthen efforts to curb global warming.

However, the recently published agenda for the upcoming meeting suggests otherwise.

Read Rui Johnson Petri's latest article about Stockholm+50 here: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/10/18/stockholm50-reflects-lack-of-urgency-on-environmental-action/

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In the 1970s, concern for frightening levels of air pollution, hazardous effects of biocides, and the rapid deterioration of the environment reached a breaking point. Recognizing the mounting probl…

Filmmakers have been exploring the tension, complexity, and consequence of the Cold War for 70 years.Yet, one vital Cold...
10/12/2021
Gutter War: Reevaluating the Importance of Rocky IV

Filmmakers have been exploring the tension, complexity, and consequence of the Cold War for 70 years.

Yet, one vital Cold War film is typically dismissed offhand; derided as a superficial, testosterone-laced, cash grab, lacking historical significance or even basic plausibility.

The movie: Rocky IV—one of the most important Cold War films ever made.

Read Harrison Kass' lastest article here:

Filmmakers have been exploring the tension, complexity, and consequence of the Cold War for 70 years. Three decades after the fall of Soviet Russia, Hollywood can still be relied upon to regularly …

Citizens rejoiced as Switzerland overwhelmingly voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a referendum on September 26. #Eh...
10/04/2021
“Ehe Für Alle,” Switzerland votes yes on same-sex marriage

Citizens rejoiced as Switzerland overwhelmingly voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a referendum on September 26. #Ehefueralle

But the referendum was a hard won battle. Rui Johnson Petri explains why the issue has polarized the Alpine nation.

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Citizens rejoiced as Switzerland overwhelmingly voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a referendum on September 26. Switzerland was one of the last Western European countries to legalize same-sex …

Meet the 2021-2022 New York Transatlantic editorial board! 🔎 Editor-In-Chief: Harrison Kass Harrison was born in New Yor...
09/28/2021

Meet the 2021-2022 New York Transatlantic editorial board!

🔎 Editor-In-Chief: Harrison Kass
Harrison was born in New York City and raised in Newtown, Connecticut. He has since lived in ten U.S. states, plus New Zealand. Currently pursuing a Master’s in Journalism and International Relations from NYU, Harrison is also a lawyer, pilot, guitarist, and hockey player.

🔎 Assistant Editor: Rui Johnson Petri
Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Rui Johnson Petri is currently pursuing a Master’s in Journalism and International Relations Program at NYU. She has an LL.M. from Lund University in international human rights law, but decided to pursue journalism to bring her different worlds together — law, human rights, and investigative research – and help hold states accountable for rights violations worldwide.

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09/27/2021

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We are looking for stories that show the breadth and depth of the European experience in the city that never sleeps or stories that show us something new about Europe.

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New article! 👇🏾The announcement of the new security partnership “AUKUS” between the US, UK and Australia has left France...
09/27/2021
France exasperated with Biden administration over AUKUS announcement

New article! 👇🏾

The announcement of the new security partnership “AUKUS” between the US, UK and Australia has left France exasperated. Contributor Maël Le Roux dives into why.

Read the article here: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/09/26/france-exasperated-with-biden-administration-over-aukus-announcement

On September 15th, President Biden announced in a joint press conference with Australia and Great Britain a new trilateral security initiative, centered around the procurement of at least 8 nuclear…

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09/27/2021

UPDATE! We have a new website! 🙌🏿

The team behind the New York Transatlantic is proud to present our newly designed and updated website. Check it out now!

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👇🏾 New article!Fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, America has formally concluded its longest ever war. Editor Harrison Ka...
09/21/2021
European leaders are wrong: Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal does not damage Western credibility

👇🏾 New article!

Fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, America has formally concluded its longest ever war. Editor Harrison Kass discusses the aftermath and the outpour of criticism by European leaders.

Read here: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/09/20/european-leaders-are-wrong-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal-does-not-damage-western-credibility/

The New York Transatlantic is partnered with the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

Fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, America has formally concluded its longest ever war. President Joe Biden’s decision to end the costly, fruitless Afghanistan mission reflects pragmatism—and a degr…

Nearly 15 months of missed birthdays, baby showers, family reunions & weddings have taken its toll on people, and now th...
05/03/2021
Nonessential Travel to Return this Summer as Vaccine Certificates Created

Nearly 15 months of missed birthdays, baby showers, family reunions & weddings have taken its toll on people, and now they’re planning to travel with a vengeance. Editor Emmy Freedman wrote about "revenge travel," and what that means as borders reopen.
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/05/03/nonessential-travel-to-return-this-summer-as-vaccine-certificates-created/

Photo: Travel may surge this summer as borders reopen. credit: As COVID-19 cases plummet in some parts of the world, 2021 is shaping up to be a hot vaccinated girl summer. The European Union announ…

Air superiority has come to be understood as a requisite for military success. But as China, Russia and the US update th...
04/27/2021
Metal Under Tension: EU fighter jet fleets are becoming outdated. Is an upgrade necessary?

Air superiority has come to be understood as a requisite for military success. But as China, Russia and the US update their fighter jet fleets, should the EU follow suit? Editor Harrison Kass discusses:
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/27/metal-under-tension-eu-fighter-jet-fleets-are-becoming-outdated-is-an-upgrade-necessary/

Photo Credit: The National Interest. As Russia, China, and America race to develop cutting edge fighter jets, the European Union is starting to feel pressure to invest heavily in its own aero defen…

Ukraine has an ambition plan: vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of the year. Editor Evando Thompson looks at wh...
04/20/2021
Ukraine Continues to Lag Behind its European Counterparts in Vaccine Rollout

Ukraine has an ambition plan: vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of the year. Editor Evando Thompson looks at what's slowing it down compared to other European countries.
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/20/ukraine-continues-to-lag-behind-its-european-counterparts-in-vaccine-rollout/

Photo credit: In Ukraine’s second month of its immunization campaign against COVID-19, it’s attempting to reach an ambitious feat — to vaccinate most of the adult population, 70 percent of the coun…

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