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In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Vershbow in Politico: NATO rushes to halt Russia, leaving China pivot unresolved

By Alexander Vershbow

Alexander Vershbow discusses the implications of the decisions at the Madrid summit on the future of the alliance.

Conflict Eastern Europe


Jun 27, 2022

Entangling alliances? Europe, the United States, Asia, and the risk of a new 1914

By Bruno Tertrais

How has alliance formation and maintenance changed since the Cold War? As Russia invades Ukraine, China threatens Taiwan, Iran harasses Gulf States, and Turkey’s neighbors worry about Ankara’s designs, it is a good time to reassess the validity of alliances for global security.

China Crisis Management

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Stefanini quoted in Financial Times: Ukraine weighs up impact of EU leaders’ trip to Kyiv

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in a Financial Times article: although Ukraine's priority is obtaining weapons, Draghi, Scholz, and Macron's support for the country's EU membership bid is symbolically significant.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia


Jun 21, 2022

Axis of autocrats versus democratic Europe

By Brian Whitmore

Vladimir Putin will pay a rare visit to his last remaining ally Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Belarus next week as the two dictators face the reality of mounting international isolation over the criminal invasion of Ukraine.

Belarus Conflict


Jun 14, 2022

The future of global security will be decided in Ukraine

By Oleksii Reznikov

Western leaders must use the forthcoming NATO Summit in Madrid to regain the initiative from Putin's Russia and define Ukraine's role in the future of European security, writes Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

Conflict European Union

In the News

May 29, 2022

Stefanini quoted in Financial Times: Europeans wish they knew what was America’s end game plan in Ukraine

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefanini quoted in Financial Times about European confusion regarding America's end plan in Ukraine.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

May 27, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Debating Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO

By Atlantic Council

On May 27, Christopher Preble and co-hosts considered Finland and Sweden’s applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on the Net Assessment podcast. Is a larger NATO necessarily a more effective alliance? And what are the practical implications of defending these two countries from an apparently revanchist Russia? What does this mean for the […]

Americas Defense Policy

In the News

May 24, 2022

Katz quoted in Arabi21 on how NATO may assuage Turkey to accept the membership of Sweden and Finland

By Atlantic Council

Arabic NATO Partnerships

In the News

May 19, 2022

Hindrén in Breaking Defense: What Finland will bring to NATO – and how it might change the alliance

By Rasmus Hindrén

Rasmus Hindrén writes that while the public has been focused on whether Finland will join NATO. there are five key areas to watch if it does

Defense Policy Eastern Europe

In the News

May 11, 2022

Wieslander interviewed by The Guardian on Swedish and Finnish NATO membership

By Anna Wieslander

“Although Johnson’s key guarantee is necessarily a political declaration, as opposed to an international treaty guarantee, the British commitment was of high value at a time of great tension, Anna Wieslander, the Atlantic Council’s northern Europe director said.”

Europe & Eurasia NATO