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Thu, Aug 13, 2020

General Jones and Brzezinski in Defense One: NATO Must Move Out Smartly on 5G

James L. Jones and Ian Brzezinski make the case for why NATO should move quickly to take advantage of 5G network technology and its military applications.

In the News by James L. Jones, Jr., Ian Brzezinski

Americas Cybersecurity

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

NATO’s progress on burden sharing remains strong

While movement towards the two percent may seem slow, it is clear that NATO allies are making significant changes to their defense spending.

Blog Post by Bradley Hazen

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Energy security in the era of hybrid warfare

On July 2, 2020, the Atlantic Council hosted a kickoff workshop to help scope and define a study authorized by the NATO Science and Technology Board (STB) to analyze hybrid warfare’s impact on the Alliance’s energy security. As an actor in international security, NATO has a vital role to play in the nexus between energy security and hybrid warfare. For this reason, the STB has placed emphasis on the study, designated as Systems Analysis and Studies-163 (SAS-163), “Energy Security in the Era of Hybrid Warfare.”

EnergySource by Arnold C. Dupuy, PhD

Geopolitics & Energy Security NATO

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Alliance power for cybersecurity

There is only one internet, and cybersecurity is therefore an inherently international challenge that countries cannot tackle alone. Alliances like NATO and the EU give democratic countries a cyber edge over their authoritarian challengers.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kenneth Geers

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

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

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Pavel proposes steps for United States, allies in response to prospective China-Iran partnership

On July 31, The National Interest published a piece by Barry Pavel in which he considers the strategic implications of closer China-Iran relations and outlines steps for the United States and its allies to take in response to a burgeoning China-Iran partnership.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Iran

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Polish PM calls for transatlantic unity on troop deployments and China

Speaking at an Atlantic Council Front Page event, Morawiecki argued that “the NATO alliance is so important for the world to keep peace,” that allies must continue to work toward “consensus” in their actions.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus European Union

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Experts react: US announces plans for troop withdrawal from Germany

“There may be a strategic case for the withdrawal of almost 12,000 US troops from Germany, but Secretary of Defense Esper’s announcement today does not make it," Daniel Fried says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Defense Policy Germany

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

What hurts NATO the most is not the troop reductions. It’s the divisive approach to Europe.

At the end of the day, the strength of the Alliance lies less in the number of troops deployed than in the trust among allies. Rebuilding that trust should be the main task of those who care about transatlantic relations—and the first step might be restoring the predictability of American foreign policy.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Germany

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Will NATO still be relevant in the future?

“Having allies and institutions like NATO gives us an extraordinary advantage over Russia, China, and other adversaries,” Alexander Vershbow said

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China NATO