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Experts

Jorge Benitez

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

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Henrik Breitenbauch

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

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Ian Brzezinski

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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Paul R.S. Gebhard

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

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Content

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Carpenter in Politico: 5 ways to fix America’s broken ties with Europe

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO Partnerships

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Bryza joins Georgia’s Mtavari TV to discuss Georgia’s prospective NATO membership and its investment climate

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Containing the Kremlin: Why the West must rethink policy towards a revisionist Russia

After more than five years of deadlock in Russia-Ukraine peace talks, it is obvious that fresh approaches are needed in order to end the war on Europe’s eastern frontier and contain the Kremlin.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov

Conflict NATO Partnerships

Wed, Jun 24, 2020

German defense minister responds to US plans for a troop drawdown

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has warned that the US President Donald J. Trump administration's planned withdrawal of 9,500 American troops from her country—a move announced by the US president earlier this month—must not send Russia the signal “that the US is less interested in Europe.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Germany NATO

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

NATO upgrades Ukraine

NATO recognized Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner on June 12 in a status upgrade that reflected deepening cooperation and boosted Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration ambitions.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Sun, Jun 14, 2020

The perils of transatlantic decoupling and how to stop it

It’s time to take urgent measures to head off the danger of “transatlantic decoupling,” a strategic shift that would put at risk more than seven decades of gains in democracy, open markets and individual rights. Two world wars have taught us where transatlantic neglect can lead, while the history of the past 75 years underscores the value of common cause. We forget those lessons at our peril.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Europe & Eurasia Nationalism

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Geometries of deterrence: Assessing defense arrangements in Europe’s northeast

Nations in Europe's northeast cooperate through a variety of multilateral security and defense arrangements. "Geometries of Deterrence" assesses how these arrangements individually and collectively contribute to deterrence and defense in Northeastern Europe.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hans Binnendijk and Conor Rodihan

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: Ukraine flies to the rescue

Ukrainian cargo planes are currently delivering vital anti-coronavirus medical supplies from China to NATO member countries, underlining Ukraine's value as a strategic partner of the Euro-Atlantic community.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk

Coronavirus NATO

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Does Zelenskyy’s Ukraine still want to join NATO?

Since the onset of Russian aggression in 2014, Ukraine has pursued closer ties with NATO. However, recent changes at the Ministry of Defense have raised concerns over Ukraine's continued commitment to NATO integration.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

NATO NATO Partnerships

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