New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2023

How the United States and Poland can use this moment to reshape transatlantic security

By Daniel Fried

Poland and the United States must keep Ukraine front and center, maintain transatlantic unity, and champion democratic values. Our Warsaw Week charted a way forward.

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Jun 1, 2023

Autonomy and asymmetry: The future of Norway’s defense 2022-2042

By August Cole

August Cole provides an in-depth examination of Norway's potential defense strategies, the implications of autonomous drones and artificial intelligence, and the necessary transformation of military norms in response to the threats from Russia and beyond.

Defense Policy Eastern Europe


May 23, 2023

Belgorod raid sparks border alarm for Russia ahead of Ukrainian offensive

By Peter Dickinson

This week's unprecedented cross-border raid into Russia's Belgorod Oblast could be part of Ukrainian shaping operations designed to stretch the Russian military ahead of a coming counteroffensive, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Policy

Issue Brief

May 22, 2023

Roles of the chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

By Arnold Punaro

Major General Arnold Punaro, USMC (ret.) gives an inside look on evolution of the GNA, what factors make for a successful chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the “unfinished business” of the reforms that led to the creation of the CJCS office.

Defense Policy National Security

Hybrid Conflict Project

May 19, 2023

Starling joins Irregular Warfare Initiative podcast to discuss gray zone conflict

By Atlantic Council

Clementine Starling explains how the gray zone fits into US policy making and doctrine.

Australia China

Event Recap

May 17, 2023

How NATO can take a 360-degree approach to the Vilnius summit

By Joslyn Brodfuehrer, Zelma Sergejeva

According to officials and experts at a recent Atlantic Council event, Russia will remain at the top of NATO's Vilnius agenda—but that doesn't mean the Alliance shouldn't have its eye on challenges posed by China and emerging technologies.

Conflict Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2023

Money talks: Here’s what the president’s budget says about the US military edge

By Clementine G. Starling, Marek Jestrab, Julia Siegel

Biden's $886-billion request for defense-related activities may be insufficient to meet the moment.

China Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

May 10, 2023

Ukraine’s friends must show ‘we’ve got the grit’ in supporting its fight, says UK foreign secretary

By Katherine Walla

James Cleverly argued at an Atlantic Council Front Page event that if the West is saving its stockpiles in its "military cupboard" for a rainy day, "this is the rainy day."

Conflict Crisis Management


May 9, 2023

James Cleverly on the UK’s support for Ukraine and foreign policy ‘refresh’

By Atlantic Council

The UK foreign secretary joined the Atlantic Council to talk about the UK's national-security strategy, support for Ukraine, and China policy.

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

May 8, 2023

Sec. Mark Esper and Sec. Deborah Lee James promote DoD budget flexibility and program management reform in Defense One

By Atlantic Council

Sec. Mark Esper and Sec. Deborah Lee James co-wrote an article in Defense One discussing two key recommendations from the Atlantic Council's Commission on Defense Innovation Adoption interim report.

Defense Industry Defense Policy