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In-Depth Research & Reports

Oct 25, 2021

AUKUS: The Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership — Wieslander in ISDP Report

This Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) special publication brings together a number of experts from Europe and Asia to discuss the implications of AUKUS for Europe. AUKUS is a critical geopolitical development. It has complex chapters attached to it. Therefore, any assessment of the AUKUS has to be understood from a comprehensive perspective, […]

Australia China

In-Depth Research & Reports

Oct 21, 2021

“The Hultqvist Doctrine”: Swedish security and defence policy after the Russian annexation of Crimea — Wieslander in Defence Studies journal

Abstract: “This article analyses how Sweden has adapted to the worsened security situation in its vicinity following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and war in Eastern Ukraine. The paper builds on security policy research focused on neoclassic realism and small state strategies in order to explore how the, broadly unknown, security policy from 2009 has […]

Europe & Eurasia NATO Partnerships

In the News

Sep 3, 2021

Wieslander gives keynote address at Marshall Center European Security Seminar

The seminar “Cooperation or Confrontation in the High North” developed a broader understanding of regional perspectives on the European High North and Baltic region. A keynote address by Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council, highlighted strategic interests and military activities in the region. 

Climate Change & Climate Action Conflict


Aug 27, 2021

What Afghanistan’s fall means for the future of NATO and Turkey

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Former Turkish Ambassador Alper Coşkun joins the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY to discuss the implications of recent developments in Afghanistan to the NATO alliance and the future of Turkey's foreign policy and engagement with Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Aug 23, 2021

Wieslander quoted in New York Times on Afghanistan

“The withdrawal fiasco will revive the strategic autonomy argument, but the best result, she said, would be ‘a European pillar in NATO’ that could — with major investment — provide some of the strategic airlift, surveillance, reconnaissance and command and control that only the Americans now provide. ‘If we want more capacity and burden-sharing,’ Ms. […]

Afghanistan Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jul 27, 2021

Rothschild in National Interest: Rhetoric divorced from reality: Deciphering Biden’s foreign policy philosophy

By Atlantic Council

Nonresident senior fellow Amanda Rothschild argues that President Biden’s rhetoric has not been matched with effective policy action when it comes to competition between democracies and autocracies, commitment to NATO, and American global leadership. She further argues that an interest-based approach may be more effective than one based solely on values.

NATO Partnerships Politics & Diplomacy

Blog Post

Jul 10, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing June 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Belarus China


Jun 30, 2021

Letter in support of the Afghan people by friends of Afghanistan: As US and NATO forces withdraw, we must not abandon the Afghan people and their democratic republic

This is an open letter organized by a coalition of Afghan women and friends of Afghanistan. The Afghan Women’s Network together with a larger coalition of Our Voices - Our Future and Together Stronger work to achieve peace and demand an end to the conflict and an equal representation of women across fields in Afghanistan. We believe in inclusive, just, practical, and sustainable peace in which women are equal citizens of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Jun 14, 2021

Three priorities for NATO partnerships in a contested world

By Lisa Aronsson and Brett Swaney

NATO should double down on what works—capacity-building—while expanding political consultations with partners and forging new frontiers in science and technology cooperation.

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific


Jun 12, 2021

NATO must stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression

By Paul Grod

NATO's 2008 decision to deny Ukraine a Membership Action Plan paved the way for Putin's 2014 attack. NATO leaders must now back Ukraine to prevent a further escalation in Russia's war on the post-1991 settlement.

Conflict NATO Partnerships