AC Selects

Oct 26, 2022

AC Selects: China’s 20th Party Congress, the Indo-Pacific theatre & the intelligence community

The Forward Defense Initiative hosts three separate events discussing the uncertain Naval security environment, how the United States can maintain a credible deterrent against China in the next decade, and intelligence reform.

China Conflict

In the News

Oct 25, 2022

Guevara in El Heraldo de México: on the effectiveness of state’s strategic capabilities (in Spanish)

On October 25, TSI NRSF Inigo Guevara authored an op-ed in El Heraldo de México discussing what makes a state’s strategic capabilities effective (text in Spanish).

Cybersecurity Maritime Security
Ceremony to declare Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories held in Moscow

New Atlanticist

Sep 30, 2022

Russian War Report: Putin illegally annexes Ukrainian territory

On September 30, Russian President Putin officially annexed four Ukrainian oblasts, incorporating them into Russia. The announcement was met with swift global condemnation.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Sep 13, 2022

Binnendijk for the National Defense University Press on lessons from the civil war and revolutions in naval affairs

By Hans Binnendijk

Binnendijk and Gompert argue that owing to new strategy, new technology, or the vagaries of war, the character of naval warfare and course of naval history undergo rapid, profound, and lasting change.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia


Aug 4, 2022

Ukraine grain deal: World must still confront Putin’s Black Sea blackmail

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

The recent UN-brokered agreement to end Russia's Black Sea blockade and renew Ukrainian grain shipments is a step in the right direction but the only way to truly safeguard global food security is via military measures.

Conflict Drones


Jul 25, 2022

Grain drain: Why Turkey can’t afford to ignore Russian grain smuggling from Ukraine

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The diplomatic goodwill Turkey won in its key role in the deal to unlock Ukrainian grain export is at risk as Russia may prove a spoiler.

Conflict Maritime Security


Jul 6, 2022

Gen. James Jones: ‘the Black Sea region is being pounded into the soft underbelly of security in Europe’

Atlantic Council Board Director and Executive Chairman Emeritus James L. Jones, Jr highlights the significance of US-Romania relations and next steps for a Black Sea security strategy.

Arms Control Defense Policy


Jun 27, 2022

Odesa rejects Russia: Putin’s Ukraine War turns old allies into bitter enemies

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

Putin has long claimed to be the champion of pro-Russian Ukrainians. However, the Ukrainian regions most closely associated with pro-Kremlin sentiment have also been hardest hit by the current invasion.

Conflict Disinformation

Britain Debrief

Jun 20, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Australian Geopolitics Now: A Debrief with Hervé Lemahieu, Susannah Patton, and Ashley Townshend

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah discusses the new Australian government and its foreign policy alignment with experts on the Indo-Pacific and Australia.

Australia Conflict


Jun 14, 2022

The future of global security will be decided in Ukraine

By Oleksii Reznikov

Western leaders must use the forthcoming NATO Summit in Madrid to regain the initiative from Putin's Russia and define Ukraine's role in the future of European security, writes Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

Conflict European Union