Jon Dunne

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Erich Frandrup

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


US Middle East

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

The United States needs Middle East partnerships, former US commander argues

The United States must continue to build its systems of alliances and partnerships across the Middle East, but Washington's change of policy toward the Syrian Kurds "will make it more difficult to build partnership in the future," General Joseph Votel said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Maritime Security Middle East

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Making sense of HOPE: Can Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor succeed?

Since President Hassan Rouhani’s election in 2013, Iran has proposed the establishment of a regional dialogue forum at various international conferences, through articles in numerous platforms, and within official statements.

IranSource by Mehran Haghirian and Luciano Zaccara

Conflict Iran

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Sanctions supersede overtures between US and Iran at the UN

United Nations General Assembly summits can be an opportunity for ice-breaking encounters between long and bitter adversaries. For the US and Iran this year, however, it was another missed opportunity.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Maritime Security

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

How to build a Gulf coalition to counter-Iranian regime aggression

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and guided missile cruiser Normandy operate in the Arabian Sea conducting maritime security operations (Reuters) American efforts to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf to counter Iranian regime efforts to impede the free flow of shipping through the Strait of Hormuz have proven difficult and time consuming, but […]

IranSource by John Miller

Maritime Security Security & Defense
Baltic Sea Security, NATO

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

The importance of Baltic navies ensuring Baltic Sea security

The commander of US Naval Forces Europe and Africa and NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples argues that "a strong alliance of navies will enable us all to maintain the most basic human rights: freedom and safety."

New Atlanticist by Adm. James G. Foggo III

Maritime Security NATO

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Wald quoted in Axios on Iranian seizure of British oil tanker

In the News by Atlantic Council

Maritime Security Oil and Gas

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Cohen joins CNBC to discuss Iranian seizure of oil tanker

In the News by

Economic Sanctions Iran

Sat, Jul 20, 2019

Dagres interviewed in ABC Australia on Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Iran’s attack on US drone escalates tensions in the Gulf

Barbara Slavin believes the string of incidents over the last several weeks means “it is time for diplomats to meet to discuss ways of getting out of this mess.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

A close call: US and Russian ships avoid collision

The near collision of US and Russian warships in the Philippine Sea on June 7 is just the latest close call between the two nations’ militaries that have increasingly found themselves in tense encounters around the globe. While a crisis was averted, the next time may be different.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Maritime Security Russia