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Fri, Jun 11, 2021

The case for a Comprehensive Approach 2.0: How NATO can combat Chinese and Russian political warfare

Kathleen J. McInnis and Clementine G. Starling outline how NATO’s Comprehensive Approach program can serve as a model to counter political warfare at the strategic level.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen J. McInnis, Clementine G. Starling

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

The China plan: A transatlantic blueprint for strategic competition

China presents the United States and its partners with the most serious set of challenges they have faced since the Cold War. To manage this challenge, transatlantic nations need a blueprint to build a common approach.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, James Danoy, Franklin D. Kramer, Connor McPartland, Christopher Skaluba, Clementine G. Starling, Didi Kirsten Tatlow

China Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

NATO 20/2020: Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

More than two decades after NATO’s inspired decision to invite former adversaries to join its ranks, the Alliance is in need of equally captivating ideas.

Wed, May 12, 2021

Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region

Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Tue, May 18, 2021

Predictable strategy and unpredictable operations: The implications of agility in Northern Europe

As the US military becomes increasingly agile, its evolving strategy and activities pose implications for cooperation with allies, deterrence, and stability in Northern Europe.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Conor Rodihan, Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia
Women in Swiss security

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

NATO partnerships for Women, Peace, and Security

Lisa A. Aronsson outlines the achievements and the implementation challenges NATO faces, and offers three sets of recommendations for overcoming institutional hurdles, leveraging non-NATO members, and reviving NATO’s sense of purpose on the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Lisa Aronsson

Europe & Eurasia NATO
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Tue, Jul 27, 2021

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

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.

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Partnerships Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Why ‘human security’ matters for tomorrow’s conflicts

NATO leaders are finally focusing on human security, a major step toward a broader vision of crisis management.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Dawn Petrin

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Binnendijk in Notes from Poland: Purchase of US Abrams tanks strengthens Poland and NATO against Russia

Hans Binnendijk explains the importance of Poland's purchase of M1A2 Abrams tanks from the United States in shoring up Warsaw's military capabilities on NATO's eastern flank.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk

Central Europe Defense Policy

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: A turning point on Chinese hacking

What does NATO’s buy-in mean for the world’s response to Chinese hacking? What tools do these allies have to fight back? Our experts messaged us (securely) with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Sat, 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.

Blog Post

Belarus China

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

The need for a renewed NATO

As the principal military pillar of the transatlantic partnership, NATO is essential to meeting the security challenges America and her allies face. However, if it is to be effective, it must evolve. It has done so in the past, and it can do so now, argues Rep. French Hill.

UkraineAlert by French Hill

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Wed, 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.

SouthAsiaSource

Afghanistan Human Rights

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Biden-Erdoğan icebreaker could set the stage for a bilateral thaw

Biden and Erdogan emerged from a long meeting on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO summit upbeat and positive, setting the stage for dialogue and progress in bilateral relations. Turkey and the United States share an expansive list of disagreements and tensions points as well as mutual interests and opportunities. Both sides are unanimous on the importance of bilateral relations but it remains to be seen how the two countries will manage their current challenges.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Conflict International Organizations

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

MARKUP: Our experts annotate the NATO communiqué

But what were they really saying amid all the jargon? And what was missing? Atlantic Council experts combed through the document and left their insights in the margins.

New Atlanticist by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The secret to NATO’s survival: Get political

Why has NATO failed to be an effective political forum and what signs of progress must emerge from this week's summit? There are six core areas to watch over the next eighteen months.

New Atlanticist by Jamie Shea and Michael John Williams

Conflict Defense Policy

Events

Wed, Aug 4, 2021

Enhancing security in the Black Sea: The future of security cooperation

Online Event Regional experts from Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and the US join to discuss global security trends and challenges in the Black Sea and the future of security cooperation.

10:00am Defense Policy Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security