New Atlanticist

Sep 26, 2023

The US Navy will employ autonomous vessels in a new region—but integrating the tech won’t be easy

By Sophia Costes and Grace Jones

Autonomous vessels could make a big difference in Latin America by helping the effort to reduce the flow of illicit drugs and trafficking.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies


Sep 26, 2023

Ukraine’s drone army is bringing Putin’s invasion home to Russia

By Mykola Bielieskov

Ukraine's increasingly formidable drone army is enabling Kyiv to bring Vladimir Putin's invasion home to Russia had strike strategic targets throughout the Russian Federation, writes Mykola Bielieskov.

Conflict Defense Industry


Sep 22, 2023

Russia resumes bombing campaign of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure

By Suriya Evans-Pritchard Jayanti

Following a six-month pause, Russia renewed its bombing campaign of Ukraine's civilian energy infrastructure on September 21, signalling that Ukrainians face another winter of blackouts as Putin tries to freeze the country into submission.

Conflict Defense Technologies

In the News

Sep 20, 2023

Makanju featured in Fast Company on generative AI technology

By Anna Makanju

On September 11, Fast Company published a story about Transatlantic Security Initiative’s nonresident senior fellow Anna Makanju and her efforts as vice president of global affairs for OpenAI. The article explores how Makanju has advocated for the benefits of generative AI and possible applications for public policy, while partnering with government institutions to alleviate potential […]

Defense Technologies Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Sep 20, 2023

Will Zelenskyy’s Washington visit help deliver ATACMS for Ukraine?

By John E. Herbst

The White House is worried about the counteroffensive, but it has held off on supplying Ukraine the missiles that would help make a breakthrough.

Conflict Defense Policy

Commanders Series

Sep 19, 2023

Flying high with Europe and Africa: A conversation with General James B. Hecker

By Atlantic Council

Hecker outlined his top five priorities for NATO to ensure that it is ready should it need to invoke Article Five.

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Sep 15, 2023

Hammes speaks about new DoD initiative on The Japan Times

By Atlantic Council

Thomas Hammes discusses the importance of allied cooperation in regards to a new initiative to combat Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific.

Defense Technologies Drones
SYPAQ’s Corvo Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, the cardboard drones that Ukraine’s forces have been reportedly used to attack Russian targets. SYPAQ/2023.

New Atlanticist

Sep 14, 2023

Ukraine’s drone strikes are a window into the future of warfare

By Mark Jacobsen

Kyiv’s innovations will usher in a new generation of do-it-yourself drone technology, making their use a routine feature of warfare.

Conflict Defense Policy


Sep 6, 2023

Sleight of hand: How China weaponizes software vulnerabilities

By Dakota Cary and Kristin Del Rosso

China's new vulnerability management system mandates reporting to MIIT within 48 hours, restricting pre-patch publication and POC code. This centralized approach contrasts with the US voluntary system, potentially aiding Chinese intelligence. MIIT shares data with the MSS, affecting voluntary databases as well. MSS also fund firms to provide vulnerabilities for their offensive potential.

China Cybersecurity


Sep 5, 2023

Removal of defense minister shows wartime Ukraine is changing

By Melinda Haring

The removal of Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov in early September came following a series of minor but damaging corruption scandals and signaled a zero tolerance approach to graft in wartime Ukraine, writes Melinda Haring.

Civil Society Conflict