New AtlanticistAug 25, 2023
Here’s what F-16s will (and will not) mean for Ukraine’s fight against Russia
By Clementine G. Starling, Jacob Mezey, and Holly Ryan
The Netherlands and Denmark have announced they will send F-16s to Ukraine as soon as training is complete, and the United States has unveiled new plans to train Ukrainian pilots and ground crew.
ReportApr 12, 2023
Atlantic Council Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption interim report
By Eric Lofgren*, Whitney M. McNamara, and Peter Modigliani
The DoD must accelerate defense innovation adoption from the leading edge of the private sector. This report has ten recommendations to do so.
Issue BriefApr 3, 2023
Game-changers: Implications of the Russo-Ukraine war for the future of ground warfare
By T.X. Hammes
T.X. Hammes describes the most significant gamechangers for ground warfare from the Russo-Ukraine war and the lessons that US, allied, and partner policymakers should draw from the conflict for their own force posture and development.
Jake Mezey is a program assistant in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He contributes to the program’s research on nuclear security, space security, defense innovation and modernization, and grey zone conflict.
Previously, Mezey was a young global professional with Forward Defense and supported the publication of the report Seizing the Advantage: A Vision for the Next US National Defense Strategy. He also previously interned with the International Institute for Strategic Studies and contributed to its Missile Dialogue Initiative.
Mezey graduated with distinction from Yale University, earning a BA in history. As an undergraduate, he studied Russian in Saint Petersburg and his senior thesis focused on the role of the Russian military in Transnistria.