Thu, Jul 30, 2020

What would Ernie King do if he were CNO today?

The fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is the latest in a series of mishaps that have plagued the US Navy for a considerable time. The litany of misdeeds, disasters, and mistakes is, sadly, long.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Maritime Security United States and Canada

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

As Arctic warms up, US Air Force launches Department’s first strategy for confronting threats

Driven by rising temperatures and melting ice, the vast Arctic region is changing—and so are the military priorities of the United States and its two biggest adversaries: Russia and China.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China Defense Policy

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Robert Manning interviewed on StratNews about China’s actions in the South China Sea

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Fri, May 15, 2020

Robert Manning in Foreign Policy on China’s control of the South China Sea

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Something is wrong with our bloody ships today

Something is wrong in the US Navy today and the problems are not only naval. Some extend throughout the Department of Defense.

New Atlanticist by Dr. Harlan Ullman

Maritime Security United States and Canada
IRGCN Vessels Conduct Unsafe, Unprofessional Interaction with U.S. Naval Forces in Arabian Gulf

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iranian boats isn’t guidance

In a tweet on April 22, US President Donald Trump announced that he ordered the US Navy to destroy any Iranian boats harassing US warships. While the tweet may seem like new and escalatory guidance from the Commander in Chief to his forces in the region and an indication of a substantial increase in tensions between the United States and Iran, it is neither.

IranSource by John W. Miller

Iran Maritime Security

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

New British carriers can transform Europe’s NATO naval capabilities

In the wake of economic calamity, now is the perfect time for European militaries to work together to maximize their resources and military readiness. No better opportunity exists than to use HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as hubs for a European carrier strike group.

New Atlanticist by Michael John Williams

Maritime Security NATO

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

US should revive Lend-Lease to contain Russia

The Western world has repeatedly been caught out by each new phase of Vladimir Putin's hybrid war. Could a new Lend-Lease program for Central and Eastern Europe allow the West to regain the initiative from the Kremlin?

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Central Europe Conflict

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Frandrup quoted in the National on naval operations in the Gulf area

In the News by Atlantic Council

Maritime Security Security & Defense

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Bryza joins Al Jazeera to discuss the Turkey-Libya maritime boundary agreement and tensions in the Mediterranean

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business


Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Emerging defense technologies in the Indo-Pacific and the future of US-Japan cooperation

ONLINE EVENT – A discussion of how emerging defense technologies are reshaping strategic dynamics in the Indo-Pacific in an era of US-China great power competition and implications for US-Japan cooperation, featuring keynote remarks from General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.).