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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Moving out: Military mobility in Europe


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Wed, Apr 15, 2020

NATO in the fight against coronavirus: Coordinating, contributing, controlling, and communicating

NATO’s proven capabilities to respond to the call of its Allies and support them in times of greatest need ensures that the Alliance will be able to emerge from this crisis strong and ready to take on the next challenge.

New Atlanticist by Conor Rodihan and Connor McPartland

Coronavirus NATO

Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Does Zelenskyy’s Ukraine still want to join NATO?

Since the onset of Russian aggression in 2014, Ukraine has pursued closer ties with NATO. However, recent changes at the Ministry of Defense have raised concerns over Ukraine's continued commitment to NATO integration.

UkraineAlert by Tetiana Gaiduk

NATO NATO Partnerships

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Six reasons NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre is important for our future security

Even as the Alliance continues to focus on its core defense and deterrence efforts—and rightly so—it should not dismiss capabilities like the EADRCC as bureaucratic side projects. Instead, with an eye to the future, transatlantic policymakers should rethink how to empower and reinforce these types of capabilities to meet different types of threats.

New Atlanticist by Lauren Speranza

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

New British carriers can transform Europe’s NATO naval capabilities

In the wake of economic calamity, now is the perfect time for European militaries to work together to maximize their resources and military readiness. No better opportunity exists than to use HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as hubs for a European carrier strike group.

New Atlanticist by Michael John Williams

Maritime Security NATO

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus and transatlantic security: Implications for defense planning

Once the West gains control over the coronavirus, NATO and its national defense establishments will have to conduct a hard-nosed assessment of the longer-term military implications and requirements that flow from the current reality—that pandemics can, within weeks, debilitate populations, sink economies, shutter borders, degrade military operations, and fragment unity among the closest of allies.

New Atlanticist by Christopher Skaluba and Ian Brzezinski

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Ullman quoted in Foreign Policy Research Institute on the effects of COVID-19 on NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Why Trump should trigger NATO’s Article 5 vs. COVID-19

If NATO could bend Article 5 to combat a non-state terrorist actor striking the United States, why not also to combat COVID-19. Given current transatlantic divisions, there is far greater need now than after 9/11 for a symbolic gesture of unity.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Coronavirus European Union

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

The transatlantic relationship needs to reflect the Europe and United States of today

The bottom line is that to ensure the future health and strength of the relationship for the next seventy years, the discourse and voices in the transatlantic space need to properly reflect the actual politics and demographics of Europe and the United States of today

New Atlanticist by Tim Rivera

NATO Resilience & Society

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

UK remains committed to positive global role after Brexit, defence secretary says

“The security of Europe is vital to the United Kingdom’s security [and] that will not change because we have left the political union of the European Union,” UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on March 5.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union NATO

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Simakovsky joins TRT to discuss Erdogan-Putin meeting

Eurasia Center senior fellow Mark Simakovksy joins TRT's Newsmakers to discuss how Russia's intervention in Syria and the relationship between Turkey and Russia affects Turkey's ties to NATO and US policy in the region.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict NATO


Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Challenging convention: Charting a course for the New American Engagement Initiative

ONLINE EVENT — Which of the assumptions guiding US foreign policy are no longer fit for purpose? How can the United States learn from past mistakes and develop more productive and responsible modes of engagement?