In-Depth Research & ReportsMay 18, 2021
Predictable strategy and unpredictable operations: The implications of agility in Northern Europe
By Conor Rodihan, Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks
As the US military becomes increasingly agile, its evolving strategy and activities pose implications for cooperation with allies, deterrence, and stability in Northern Europe.
New AtlanticistDec 9, 2020
NATO needs continuous responses in cyberspace
By Franklin D. Kramer, Lauren Speranza, and Conor Rodihan
Today, NATO’s security is threatened by Russia’s and China’s continuous cyberattacks on the Alliance and its members. To accomplish its mission of deterrence and defense, NATO needs to implement a strategy of proactive, continuous responses to China and Russia in cyberspace, where great power competition is playing out in real time.
Conor Rodihan is the associate director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is the co-author of “Geometries of Deterrence: Assessing Defense Arrangements in Europe’s Northeast” and has previously supported the Atlantic Council’s two flagship task force reports on defense and deterrence in Europe, “Permanent Deterrence: Enhancements to the US military presence in North Central Europe” and “Moving Out: A Comprehensive Assessment of European Military Mobility.” Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he interned at the US Mission to NATO. He is a graduate of the University of Denver, where he received bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Russian.