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New AtlanticistMar 9, 2021
Why NATO should adopt a feminist foreign policy
By Gabriela R. A. Doyle, Madeline Olden, Leah Sheunemann, and Christopher Skaluba
As an alliance, NATO plays an important role in advancing equity within foreign policy. When NATO foreign ministers meet later in March, they should take the natural next steps toward adopting a feminist foreign policy.
Gabriela R. A. Doyle is a nonresident fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She was previously the initiative’s assistant director. She has supported a broad portfolio of publications and programming designed to fortify and modernize the transatlantic relationship. She also served as a columnist for the Georgetown Security Studies Review, notably analyzing the effects of COVID-19, Brexit, and racism on international security. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Doyle worked as a speechwriter and communications specialist at the World Bank and Fenway Strategies, as well as a speechwriting intern for then-Vice President Joe Biden. Doyle earned her master’s degree in National Security Studies with a concentration in Intelligence from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and is a Phi Beta Kappa alumna of Elon University and the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. A former student ambassador for People to People International and principal ballerina, Doyle is passionate about international security, travel, and the arts.