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"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/

"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.

Read the article here:

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.

Interested in contributing to the New York Transatlantic?We are looking for stories that show the breadth and depth of t...
09/27/2021

Interested in contributing to the New York Transatlantic?

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.

Send us your pitch to [email protected] or [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you! 😍

Interested in contributing to the New York Transatlantic?

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.

Send us your pitch to [email protected] or [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you! 😍

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

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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/

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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…

The French Senate passed two amendments that curb Muslim women's right to wear the hijab. Now, people are taking to Tik ...
04/12/2021
French Amendments Threaten Muslim Women’s Rights

The French Senate passed two amendments that curb Muslim women's right to wear the hijab. Now, people are taking to Tik Tok and other social media platforms to protest. More here from Emmy Freedman:
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/12/french-amendments-threaten-muslim-womens-rights/

Photo: The French Senate has passed two amendments curbing Muslim women’s right to wear a hijab. People around the world are protesting the French Senate’s decision to pass two amendments cur…

In 2017, E.V. Letgers joined the 10 million Americans living abroad and moved to Coimbra, Portugal. Editor Harrison Kass...
04/05/2021
Ramble On: A Conversation with an American Expatriate Living in Portugal

In 2017, E.V. Letgers joined the 10 million Americans living abroad and moved to Coimbra, Portugal. Editor Harrison Kass caught up with her on what life as an ex-pat is like. NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. Read more here: http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/04/05/ramble-on-a-conversation-with-an-american-expatriate-living-in-portugal/

Photo: E.V. Letgers left the U.S. for Portugal in 2017. Credit: E.V. Legters is an American fiction writer and former English teacher. In 2017, she left America for Coimbra, Portugal. The U.S. Depa…

Last week, Turkey announced it would leave a treaty that intended to curb domestic violence toward women. Now, people ar...
03/29/2021
Turkey’s Exit from Domestic Violence Treaty Fuels National Outrage

Last week, Turkey announced it would leave a treaty that intended to curb domestic violence toward women. Now, people are taking to the streets in Izmir and Istanbul to protest. Editor Evando Thompson discusses what's to come:
http://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/29/turkeys-exit-from-domestic-violence-treaty-fuels-national-outrage/

Photo: Protesters in Turkey. Credit: Last week, Turkey announced its withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, a fundamental European treaty that aims to prevent and combat domestic violence and oth…

UK PM Boris Johnson and French PM Jean Castex rolled up their sleeves on Friday and got their first jabs of the AstraZen...
03/22/2021
AstraZeneca Vaccine Injections Resume in Most of Europe, Not Yet Approved in U.S.

UK PM Boris Johnson and French PM Jean Castex rolled up their sleeves on Friday and got their first jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine in an effort to restore public confidence in it. Editor Emmy Freedman discusses the implications in this week's article. NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/22/astrazeneca-vaccine-injections-resume-in-most-of-europe-not-yet-approved-in-u-s/

Photo: The AstraZeneca vaccine will now come with a warning label. Credit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French Prime Minister Jean Castex are rolling up their sleeves to receive their first …

After criticizing his home country and Putin, allegations surfaced that Russian-born NY Rangers player Artemi Panarin at...
03/15/2021
Russian Politics Disrupt New York Rangers Season

After criticizing his home country and Putin, allegations surfaced that Russian-born NY Rangers player Artemi Panarin attacked an 18-year-old Latvian woman. However, the timing and nature of the allegations seem suspicious.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/15/russian-politics-disrupt-new-york-rangers-season/

Russian-born Artemi Panarin is easy to root for. He’s got something of an underdog’s persona, which is odd considering he is arguably the best winger in the entire National Hockey League. Maybe the…

This week, we're looking at how progressive politicians in the NYC mayoral race, a small town in Austria and some UK Par...
03/01/2021
Amid Pandemic Job Losses, UBI Gains Traction in NYC and Europe

This week, we're looking at how progressive politicians in the NYC mayoral race, a small town in Austria and some UK Parliament members are adopting some form of a universal basic income into their platforms.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/03/01/amid-pandemic-job-losses-ubi-gains-traction-in-nyc-and-europe/

As more people continue to struggle due to the coronavirus, politicians in New York City and Europe are incorporating the idea of a universal basic income into their platforms. And with stimulus ch…

Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats s...
02/22/2021
“Beat the Bullet: Cancel Culture now targeting classic European literature”

Harrison Kass discusses the virulence of cancel culture and how the mob is now taking aim at classic literature greats such as Homer and Shakespeare, aiming to get them out of high school curriculums.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/22/beat-the-bullet-cancel-culture-now-targeting-classic-european-literature/

Metastasizing further and further into our daily lives, cancel culture has become a governing force throughout entertainment, business, politics and journalism. Constantly guarding against a deviat…

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a proc...
02/15/2021
How The UK’s Vaccine Strategists Can Learn From Estonia

Evando Thompson looks at how Estonian citizens use e-cards to sign up for and receive vaccines, thus streamlining a process that has proven difficult elsewhere, such as the UK, which could benefit from an online ID system such as Estonia’s.
https://nyta.us/whitemountain/2021/02/15/how-the-uks-vaccine-
strategists-can-learn-from-estonia/

No country in Europe boasts a higher vaccination rate for COVID-19 than the United Kingdom, as the political union has 21 vaccine doses per 100 people currently. The UK also ranks second in the wor…

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