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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.

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Explore the NATO 20/2020 podcast series

NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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Issue Spotlight

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Moving out: Military mobility in Europe

11:00am ONLINE EVENT

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Christen a carrier strike group: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

NATO 20/2020 by Michael John Williams

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security
Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Threaten decisive nuclear retaliation: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO should thwart Russian use of nuclear weapons by threatening certain retaliation.

NATO 20/2020 by David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Build an Atlantic-Pacific partnership: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO is the only institution capable of organizing transatlantic and transpacific stakeholders to address China’s political, military, and information threats.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Australia China

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

End the Russian veto on Georgian accession: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Admitting Georgia to NATO without extending an Article 5 guarantee to the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Regions can fulfill the promise of the Bucharest Summit.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia International Norms

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering Russia’s challenge to the free world

Over the past decade, the Kremlin has executed a concerted strategy to undermine the cohesion of, and confidence in, democratically-elected governments in Europe and around the world. In response, leading democracies have acted to counter Russia by enacting sanctions and pursuing other measures aimed at defending frontline states against Russian aggression.

Issue Brief by Edward Fishman, Ash Jain

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Build resilience for an era of shocks: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO needs a fourth core task to protect allied populations from non-traditional threats like COVID and climate change.

NATO 20/2020 by Anca Agachi

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Seek membership for Mexico: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Mexico’s membership in NATO may be the key to keeping a rapidly changing America invested in European security.

NATO 20/2020 by Christopher Skaluba, Gabriela R. A. Doyle

Americas Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

NATO must adapt to Afghanistan’s generation shift or it will lose the peace

While the jihadi generation may be the ones who shape and sign a peace agreement with the Taliban, the youth bulge will have to implement and sustain it. They are the Afghans needed to achieve a common international aim: that nineteen one-year wars are not followed by nineteen one-year peace processes.

New Atlanticist by Ben Acheson

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

NATO needs continuous responses in cyberspace

Today, NATO’s security is threatened by Russia’s and China’s continuous cyberattacks on the Alliance and its members. To accomplish its mission of deterrence and defense, NATO needs to implement a strategy of proactive, continuous responses to China and Russia in cyberspace, where great power competition is playing out in real time.

New Atlanticist by Franklin D. Kramer, Lauren Speranza, and Conor Rodihan

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia
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