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Fri, Jun 11, 2021

NATO allies contribute to a variety of missions. Here’s a look at how each country chips in.

The NATO alliance conducts a variety of missions on land, sea, and air. Here is a breakdown of how each country has been contributing to a selection of these missions.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland, Demetrios Marinides

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, NATO defense spending continues to rise

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO allies have continued to increase their defense investments.

New Atlanticist by Connor McPartland

Defense Industry Europe & Eurasia

Wed, May 12, 2021

Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region

Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Connor McPartland is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative where he assists in operationalizing the Scowcroft Center’s programming related to NATO and European security issues. His work at the Council has focused on the future of the transatlantic air domain, Baltic Sea regional security, and China’s impact on transatlantic relations. Originally from Florissant, Missouri, Connor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German in 2015. During his time at the University of Iowa he spent a year studying at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg where he focused on German politics, history, and linguistics. He received his Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2018. His work has been published by the Atlantische Initiative and Law & Liberty. Prior to joining the Council, Connor worked as a research intern with the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis, as a graduate teaching assistant at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and as a legislative aide with the Office of the Revisor of Statutes at the Minnesota Legislature.