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Please join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in partnership with the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense, for the upcoming hybrid conference Priorities for the NATO Summit and Security in Europe. This public event will take place Monday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Atlantic Council’s Headquarters in Washington, DC (1030 15th St NW, 20005).
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended the European security order and opened a new era of strategic confrontation on the continent. In response, the United States and its transatlantic allies are implementing extensive sanctions against Russia, supplying the Ukrainian military with needed equipment and weapons, and adapting their force posture in Eastern Europe for enhanced defense and deterrence. As the war continues and NATO leaders prepare for the upcoming Madrid Summit, now is the time to assess where NATO allies should focus their efforts at adapting the alliance to the new strategic reality and consider how the United States can maintain its leadership in organizing a transatlantic response to Russian aggression. With this in mind, this conference is a unique opportunity to discuss how the Alliance can adapt and suggest tangible recommendations at a critical time for the transatlantic community.
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H.E. Arvydas Anušauskas
Minister of National Defense
Republic of Lithuania
Priorities for the NATO 2022 Summit
With the Madrid NATO Summit fast approaching, the Alliance finds itself at a critical juncture as it looks to launch its new Strategic Concept amid the largest security crisis in Europe in decades. As NATO leaders prepare to gather in Spain, what priorities should be at the top of the agenda and how can the Alliance work to maintain unity of purpose as the war in Ukraine continues on?
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
US Department of Defense
Distinguished Fellow, Eurasia Center; Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Former Deputy Secretary General
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (Ret.)
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
US European Command
Deputy Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revealed how Russia actually conducts its forces during a major war, revealing weaknesses as well as strengths. As NATO moves to adapt its deterrence and defense posture, what key lessons should military planners take away from the war in Ukraine, and what pitfalls should they look to avoid in their planning?
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities
US Department of Defense
Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)
Former Vice Chairman
US Joint Chiefs of Staff
Research Program Director, Russia Studies Program
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
The US role in facing the Russia challenge
US leadership has been paramount in rallying a globe-spanning coalition of opposition to Russia and support for Ukraine. As the war in Ukraine continues, what role does the United States have to play in keeping up the current momentum and how else can US leadership be exercised to confront Russia across domains?
The Hon. Chris Murphy
Senator from Connecticut
The Hon. Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina
National Security and Intelligence Reporter
Event Recap Mar 29, 2022
What the Baltic presidents want the West to do now against Russia
By Nick Fouriezos
Estonian President Alar Karis, Latvian President Egils Levits, and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, proposed a number of options to counter Russian aggression at an Atlantic Council Front Page event Tuesday.
Issue Brief Mar 9, 2022
Defending every inch of NATO territory: Force posture options for strengthening deterrence in Europe
By The Scowcroft Center Task Force on Deterrence and Force Posture
Deterrence in Europe can be enhanced through a range of US and NATO force posture enhancements.
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