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New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

Dispatch from Estonia and Romania: How NATO burden sharing works on the ground

By Léonie Allard, Andrew Bernard, Rachel Rizzo, Lisa Homel

European-led missions on NATO’s eastern flank represent tangible and significant contributions to the Alliance’s security.

Central Europe Eastern Europe


May 1, 2024

NATO chief urges long-term Ukraine aid as Russian army advances

By Peter Dickinson

With Russian troops advancing in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has accused alliance members of failing to provide Kyiv with promised aid and renewed calls for a reliable long-term response to Russian aggression, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Industry


Mar 28, 2024

Putin adds Islamist terror to the list of absurd excuses for Ukraine invasion

By Peter Dickinson

In addition to imaginary NATO threats and phantom fascists, Putin has now added Islamist terrorism to the expanding list of absurd excuses for the invasion of Ukraine, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Wechsler quoted in Al Jazeera on Trump suggesting he would encourage Russian invasion of US allies

By Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Feb 2, 2024

Dahl quoted by Dagens industri on opportunities for Swedish defense industry

By Ann-Sofie Dahl

On February 2, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Ann-Sofie Dahl was quoted by Dagens industri discussing cooperation opportunities within NATO for Swedish defense industry (original source in Swedish).

NATO NATO Partnerships

New Atlanticist

Jan 10, 2024

To fend off Russia in the Black Sea, the US and NATO need to help boost Allies’ naval power

By Gavin Clough

The absence of a credible and sustained allied naval presence across the Black Sea opens the door for Russia to disrupt commercial shipping in international waters.

Crisis Management Eastern Europe


Dec 21, 2023

Putin scents historic victory amid growing signs of Western weakness

By Peter Dickinson

Recent indications of growing Russian confidence in victory over Ukraine owe much more to Western weakness than to the Kremlin’s own military might, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Technologies

Strategic Insights Memo

Dec 20, 2023

Expanding NATO’s competitive mindset: Deterring and defending across physical and virtual domains

By Delharty Manson

In October 2023, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense program, in partnership with NATO ACT, convened current and former practitioners for a private workshop on expanding NATO’s approach to multi-domain operations (MDO), identifying key challenges and opportunities to operationalizing MDO across the Alliance. This memo summarizes the workshop’s key takeaways and conclusions.

Crisis Management Defense Policy


Dec 12, 2023

New Polish PM Donald Tusk vows “full mobilization” of West to help Ukraine

By Peter Dickinson

Poland’s newly appointed Prime Minister Donald Tusk has vowed to rally Western support for Ukraine as it continues to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing invasion, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Industry


Nov 28, 2023

Putin debunks his own propaganda by disarming Russia’s NATO borders

By Peter Dickinson

Putin publicly blames NATO for provoking the invasion of Ukraine, but Russia's recent demilitarization of the country's borders with neighboring NATO members makes a mockery of such claims, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Democratic Transitions