TranscriptNov 28, 2023
Our experts explain what US policymakers should know about deterring Russia’s and China’s nuclear threats
The fellows of Forward Defense’s Nuclear Strategy Project met at a roundtable to discuss how to deter nuclear powers Russia and China from expanding their capabilities and from giving nuclear weapons a greater role in Moscow's and Beijing's defense strategies.
In the NewsNov 2, 2023
Kramer and Vershbow featured in Financial Times as signatories of an open letter on letting Ukraine use Russia’s frozen assets
By Franklin D. Kramer, Alexander Vershbow
On November 2, Transatlantic Security Initiative Distinguished Fellows Franklin D. Kramer and Amb. Alexander Vershbow were mentioned in Financial Times as signatories of an open letter alongside other foreign policy experts on letting Ukraine use Russia’s frozen assets.
Memo to...Oct 10, 2023
Memo to the president: A bold agenda for the Washington summit: How to advance vital US interests by helping Ukraine win and defining its path to NATO membership
The upcoming NATO summit marking the Alliance's seventy-fifth anniversary presents an opportunity for US leadership to meet this danger by taking steps to provide Ukraine the means to win the war and by setting a clear path for Ukraine’s membership in NATO.
Franklin D. Kramer is a distinguished fellow and board director at the Atlantic Council. Kramer has served as a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. At the US Department of Defense, Kramer was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defense and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO and Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
In the nonprofit world, Kramer has been a senior fellow at CNA; chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; a distinguished research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University; and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Kramer’s areas of focus include defense, both conventional and hybrid; China, including managing competition, military power, and China-Taiwan-US relations; NATO and Russia; cyber, including resilience and international issues; trade and globalization; irregular conflict and counterinsurgency; and innovation and national security.
Kramer has written extensively, with recent publications including China and the new globalization; Free but secure trade; NATO deterrence and defense: Military priorities for the Vilnius summit; NATO priorities: Initial lessons from the Russia-Ukraine war; Here’s the ‘concrete’ path for Ukraine to join NATO; and Providing long-term security for Ukraine: NATO membership and other security options. A full list of Kramer’s publications can be found in the “related content” section on this page.