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The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

NATO 20/2020

Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

More than two decades after NATO’s inspired decision to invite former adversaries to join its ranks, the Alliance is in need of equally captivating ideas. The essays in this volume are intended to push the Alliance to think boldly and creatively in the service of recapturing the public’s imagination.

Read our provocative essays on the future of NATO

Explore the podcast series

NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

Making a difference

Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

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Content

In the News

May 18, 2024

Calingaert in the Liberal Patriot on defending democratic elections

On May 13, Daniel Calingaert, Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, was published in the Liberal Patriot on the risks to free and fair elections. He examines the global landscape of elections in 2024, noting both the bright spots and backsliding, and offers suggestions for how democracy advocates can defend it.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 17, 2024

Wechsler joins BBC News to discuss Israel’s operation in Rafah

By Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

In the News

May 15, 2024

Donovan and Nikoladze quoted by the Financial Times on the effect of sanctions on Russia-China trade relationship

Read the full article here.

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

May 15, 2024

Lipsky quoted by CNN on Europe’s response to US tariffs on Chinese EVs

Read the full article here.

China Economy & Business

In the News

May 14, 2024

Aboudouh quoted in The National News on Xi’s attempt to bring Macron into China’s peace efforts in the Middle East

By Atlantic Council

China France

In the News

May 14, 2024

Alkhatib quoted in The New York Times on campus protests and Hamas

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

In the News

May 14, 2024

Alkhatib mentioned in Breitbart on campus protests

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights Israel

In the News

May 14, 2024

Arbit joins Bloomberg to discuss Biden’s Rafah arms stance

By Atlantic Council

Arms Control Human Rights

In the News

May 14, 2024

Bakir quoted in Al-Monitor on Hamas-Israel diplomacy talks

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

In the News

May 14, 2024

Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Didi Kirsten Tatlow in Newsweek

By Didi Kirsten Tatlow 

On March 12th, Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Didi Kirsten Tatlow published an article in Newsweek about the Chinese influence in the annual Asian-American parade, marked by the exclusion of controversial political or religious groups.

China Resilience & Society