Jan 20, 2022

Turkey’s muted response to Cyprus’ offshore drilling reflects a new diplomatic reality

By By Serhat S. Cubukcuoglu

Turkey's response, or lack thereof, to Cyprus' recent moves to capitalize on natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean marks a shift in diplomatic tone. While Turkey's stance has not changed, under the surface lies a changing geopolitical and economic reality.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece


Jan 17, 2022

Countering the growing Russian naval threat in the Black Sea region

By Skyler Blake

With Russian President Vladimir Putin currently threatening to escalate his eight-year war against Ukraine, it is now vital to implement an effective NATO security strategy for the Black Sea region.

Conflict Maritime Security

In the News

Jan 10, 2022

Azodi quoted in Defense News on Iran’s growing naval power

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Iran


Dec 23, 2021

Is Ukraine’s reformed military ready to repel a new Russian invasion?

By Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Alina Frolova, Hans Petter Midtunn, Oleksii Pavliuchyk

Ukraine's military has undergone a major transformation since the outbreak of hostilities with Russia in 2014 but the changes that have taken place are still not fully assessed or understood.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Dec 6, 2021

Cybersecurity concerns for the energy sector in the maritime domain

By Andy Bochman, Ian Ralby

As a wide spectrum of energy companies continue to rely on the maritime domain or even increase that reliance, they must be mindful that traditional maritime threats—like piracy, theft, and weather events—are not the only threats they face today. Maritime cybersecurity concerns are among the most potentially disruptive to energy-sector interests, and yet are among the least understood and addressed.

Cybersecurity Energy Transitions


Nov 1, 2021

Brzezinski testifies to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Black Sea security

By Ian Brzezinski

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a US strategy for security in the Black Sea region.

Arms Control Defense Policy


Oct 28, 2021

Strong Ukraine-Turkey partnership holds the key to Black Sea security

By Dmytro Kuleba

The strengthening strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey is vital for Black Sea security and offers a model for greater NATO engagement in the region, writes Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.

Conflict Defense Technologies

In the News

Oct 12, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford address the specter of war over Taiwan

By Atlantic Council

On October 8, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss recent Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), Taiwan’s strategic significance to the United States, and the possibilities for […]

China Conflict

Britain Debrief

Oct 7, 2021

#BritainDebrief – What does AUKUS mean for Britain? A debrief from Euan Graham

By Ben Judah

Ben Judah sits down with Euan Graham from the Institute for Strategic Studies for this #BritainDebrief to unpack AUKUS and what it means for regional Indo-Pacific security.

Australia Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Oct 7, 2021

Greece and France give European strategic autonomy a shot

By Katerina Sokou

A new defense pact between the two aims to address instability in the Mediterranean by tackling multiple challenges in the region.

France Greece