New AtlanticistJun 8, 2023
Restocking US and allies’ arsenals starts with getting industry involved at the NATO summit
By Giedrimas Jeglinskas and Viltaute Zarembaite
The upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius offers an opportunity for government officials and the defense industry to get on the same page about the true urgency of inadequate defense supply chains.
Viltaute Zarembaite is a visiting fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She joins the Atlantic Council through the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation which aims to deepen the ties between the Baltic States and the United States. In her role, she supports the Initiative’s portfolio covering transatlantic and European security policy, NATO defense policy, and China’s impact on transatlantic security.
Zarembaite is a Lithuanian career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania with expertise on economic and energy security policies as well as on the United Nations and global policy. Before joining the Lithuanian foreign service, she held internships at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania.
She is a soon-to-be graduate of a master’s program in international relations and diplomacy at Vilnius University, where her research focused on digital policy and geopolitical competition. Zarembaite also received a master’s degree in European studies from Lund University and studied small states at the University of Iceland.