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Oct 26, 2023

Continued US and allied integration is essential to deter Russian CBRN use

By Natasha Lander Finch, Ryan Arick, Christopher Skaluba

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Atlantic Council project Conceptualizing Integrated Deterrence to Address Russian Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Escalation. The objective of this project was to develop an approach for incorporating European allies and partners into the US model of integrated deterrence against Russian CBRN use.

Arms Control Defense Policy


Aug 28, 2023

Scowcroft scorecard: NATO’s Vilnius communiqué embarks on a new era of deterrence, but punts on key decisions

By Atlantic Council

During the 2023 NATO Summit in Vilnius, heads of state and government issued a 90-paragraph communiqué, outlining key priorities for NATO in the coming term. Did allies succeed in addressing today’s threats while accounting for tomorrow’s challenges? Experts from the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative weigh in on the Summit declaration.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

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Aug 8, 2023

Arick featured in Euractiv on Russian influence efforts that target nonproliferation norms

By Ryan Arick

On August 8, Transatlantic Security Initiative assistant director Ryan Arick wrote an op-ed for Euractiv Slovakia, where he discussed how Russian utilizes information influence activities in Slovakia to undermine nonproliferation norms. In the piece, he also identifies and puts forth several recommendations to develop successful methods to develop counter-responses (in Slovak).

Defense Technologies Europe & Eurasia

Ryan Arick is an associate director with the Transatlantic Security Initiative (TSI) at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this capacity, he supports TSI’s work to strengthen the transatlantic alliance against emerging security threats from around the world. Previously, he served as an assistant program officer with the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, where he supported the center’s transnational kleptocracy portfolio. Prior to joining the International Forum for Democratic Studies, he worked with the National Democratic Institute’s Central and Eastern Europe division, where he supported democracy programs in the Western Balkans as well as cross-regional grants to promote pluralism and good governance. He graduated from Indiana University with a BS in public affairs.