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Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Three priorities for NATO partnerships in a contested world

NATO should double down on what works—capacity-building—while expanding political consultations with partners and forging new frontiers in science and technology cooperation.

New Atlanticist by Lisa Aronsson and Brett Swaney

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific
Women in Swiss security

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

NATO partnerships for Women, Peace, and Security

Lisa A. Aronsson outlines the achievements and the implementation challenges NATO faces, and offers three sets of recommendations for overcoming institutional hurdles, leveraging non-NATO members, and reviving NATO's sense of purpose on the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Lisa Aronsson

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Toward a future EU-UK relationship in foreign policy and defense

The UK and the EU will continue to share the same geography, the same strategic environment, and the same values, a reality recognized on both sides of the Channel. As the UK moves on from the Brexit process, it should find in the EU a partner sharing the same values and aspirations.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Gen. Stéphane Abrial, Sir Peter Westmacott, Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Lisa A. Aronsson is a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. She is a defense policy analyst with more than ten years of experience working in international think tanks, governments, and universities. She is affiliated with the Transatlantic Security Initiative and leads projects related to NATO, EU, UK defense, gender, European security, and transatlantic cooperation. She currently serves as a research fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Previously, she worked as an analyst for the Congressional Research Service where she completed a study the United States and its European allies’ responses to emerging technologies in defense, and she has worked as a research fellow and program head at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. At RUSI she led the Institute’s work on US defense policy, UK-US cooperation, and transatlantic relations. She also lectured for UK Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense training courses, taught undergraduate courses at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and published her work in RUSI publications as well as in European Security, and the Wall Street Journal among others. Prior to joining RUSI, Lisa completed a PhD in International Relations and a Masters in International and Cold War History at LSE. She began her career as a newsroom assistant at the Associated Press Bureau in Rome after completing her BA at Wellesley College.