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New AtlanticistFeb 24, 2023
Experts react: How a year of war in Europe remade NATO, and what comes next
By Atlantic Council experts
The war has undeniably re-invigorated NATO. But just how much has changed? Our experts weigh in on the state of the Alliance and where allies should go from here.
Event RecapAug 8, 2022
Why NATO must make gender central to its security thinking
By Alvina Ahmed
On July 15, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in NATO's strategies as the alliance looks to implement its new Strategic Concept and defend against malign actors.
Event RecapJun 16, 2022
Experts: Long neglected, the Black Sea is now a crucial piece of strategic puzzle
By Alvina Ahmed
On June, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of securitizing the Black Sea Region and US-Romanian bilateral relationship in light of the war in Ukraine.
Alvina Ahmed was a program assistant with the Transatlantic Security Initiative (TSI) at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this capacity, Ahmed supported TSI’s efforts across portfolios focusing on Baltic Sea Security, integrated deterrence, and evolving threats to the transatlantic security architecture. Her interests lie in transatlantic security, EU-NATO cooperation, US-German defense cooperation, and NATO’s nuclear posture. Previously, Ahmed served as an intern in the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis working on projects focusing on countering authoritarian threats to democracy, responding to democratic backsliding, and bolstering established democracies.
Ahmed holds a Master of International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, with a concentration in European politics. She holds a BA in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz and spent a year studying German studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.