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


Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Roundtable with Henning Vaglum, Director General for Security Policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense

On May 2, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a private roundtable with Henning Vaglum, director general for security policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The session featured keynote remarks by Mr. Vaglum, followed by a moderated conversation led by TSI director Chris Skaluba. Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic and North Atlantic is […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, May 14, 2019

Attacks on Saudi oil stations raise tensions in volatile Gulf

Drones purportedly flown by Houthi rebels in Yemen attacked Saudi oil pumping stations on May 14, creating a new flash point in a region already on edge over rising tensions between the United States and Iran.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Bad advice

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently advocated building intermediate-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles to target and presumably use against Russia. No doubt Poroshenko calculated that he might gain a political advantage during the final days of a tough campaign for reelection by adopting this hawkish stance. And he may have also thought it made military […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Defense Industry

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Too little, too late

On November 25, the Russian Coast Guard attacked and illegally seized three Ukrainian naval vessels on international waters in the Black Sea. The twenty-four Ukrainian sailors on board were arrested for having violated Russian territorial waters and jailed in the nineteenth century KGB prison Lefortovo in Moscow. These Ukrainian sailors were on Ukrainian vessels going […]

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Cheap ways to make Putin pay in Ukraine

Six weeks ago, Russia attacked Ukraine in the Straits of Kerch and it made international news. US President Donald Trump canceled a high-level meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in response. Other governments denounced the Kremlin’s actions. Then the news faded. Right now, the weak Western response means that Putin has gained a tactical advantage, […]

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Beware the lure of sanctions for Russia’s latest aggression

While sanctions may be useful to threaten Russia to rectify this situation, any imposition of them needs to be more strategically deployed—ideally with the EU—and lifted only for more strategic gains, vice resolution of this specific incident.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Another Ukraine crisis tests US resolve

The United States should also work quickly and quietly to engage both the Russian and Ukrainian governments on the incident, warning them of the risks of further provocations and the need to find a way to ensure full and responsible Ukrainian access to its cities on the Sea of Azov.  

New Atlanticist by Mark David Simakovsky

Economic Sanctions Maritime Security

Sun, Nov 25, 2018

Russia-Ukraine conflict heats up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia’s war with georgia?

“For months, Russian forces have been working to make the Azov Sea an internal Russian body of water in order to both cut off Ukraine’s eastern ports and cement Moscow’s hold on Crimea,” said Damon Wilson, executive vice president of the Atlantic Council.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Conflict Maritime Security
Murky Waters: Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Murky waters: Maritime security in the East and South China Seas

What is the state of play in the East and South China Seas, and what might be the future of maritime rules and norms in the region? To answer these questions, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security convened several experts for a public panel discussion on March 30, 2018. With panelists representing […]

Event Recap by Shaun Ee

China International Norms

Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Kremlin aggression in Ukraine: the price tag

“Since the annexation, Russia has carried out extensive confiscation of public and private property, which it has referred to as ‘nationalization’ under Russian Federation legislation,” writes Dr. Anders Åslund, in Kremlin Aggression in Ukraine: The Price Tag, a new report by the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. If Kyiv loses the occupied Crimea and Donbas forever, […]

Report by Anders Åslund

Conflict Defense Policy


Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: Revitalizing NATO’s Southern Strategy for an Era of Great Power Competition

Over the last 5 years, NATO has made huge strides to defend and deter against Russia in Europe’s northeast, but its work in Europe’s south continues to fall short. To help reinvigorate NATO's southern strategy, the Transatlantic Security Initiative is hosting a panel discussion on its new report, which argues that NATO's south is not just about projecting stability, but also defense, deterrence, and containment.

3:00pm Washington DC