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UkraineAlert

Nov 23, 2022

Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis: Putin is no Khrushchev

By Harlan Ullman

The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis may offer some useful insights as Western leaders seek the right response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent nuclear saber-rattling over Ukraine, writes Harlan Ullman.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Nov 10, 2022

Wieslander speaks to Sveriges Radio “Russia Correspondents” podcast

“Tough rhetoric and warnings from Putin have not been matched” by the movement of tactical nuclear weapons, Anna Wieslander said, giving her analysis of Russian nuclear threats.

NATO Northern Europe

Issue Brief

Nov 5, 2022

Strengthening deterrence with SLCM-N

By John R. Harvey and Robert Soofer

John Harvey and Robert Soofer argue that the Sea-Launched Cruise Missile is necessary to deter Russia and China

China Defense Policy

Transcript

Nov 3, 2022

What’s the future of US nuclear strategy? Top officials dissect the Biden administration’s plans.

Current and former Department of Defense, State, and Energy officials outline the top takeaways from the new NPR at the Atlantic Council.

China Nuclear Deterrence

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2022

Inside the US Nuclear Posture Review’s approach to a new era of three-power nuclear competition

By Katherine Walla

The Atlantic Council hosted current and former Department of Defense, State, and Energy officials to outline the top takeaways from the strategy.

China Nuclear Deterrence

In the News

Oct 28, 2022

Zysk in High North News: Russia’s nuclear drills and escalatory risks (in Norwegian)

On October 28, TSI NRSF Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in High North News discussing the implications of Russia’s latest nuclear drills on possible escalatory risks.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe
Civilians evacuated from the Russian-controlled city of Kherson walk from a ferry to board a bus heading to Crimea, in the Russian-controlled town of Oleshky, Ukraine, October 23, 2022. (Source: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

New Atlanticist

Oct 28, 2022

Russian War Report: Heavy fighting expected in Kherson as Prigozhin aims to boost Wagner operations

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Russian forces move ammunition and equipment toward Kherson, heavy fighting is expected in the city as Ukrainian forces fight to liberate the region.

Belarus Conflict

New Atlanticist

Oct 28, 2022

Putin’s next escalation is coming. How should the West respond?

By Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow, and Julian Lindley-French

Policymakers must strike a balance to deter and, if necessary, respond to escalation in ways that impose heavy costs for Russian misbehavior but do not further escalate the conflict.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Oct 27, 2022

Eight things you need to know about the new US National Defense Strategy

By Atlantic Council experts

Does the strategy succeed? We turned to our experts to break down the Pentagon's plans.

Defense Policy National Security

In the News

Oct 24, 2022

Kroenig quoted in Newsweek regarding risk of nuclear war

By Atlantic Council

Newsweek quotes Matthew Kroenig on Putin's nuclear threats and Biden's possible responses.

Europe & Eurasia Nuclear Deterrence

Experts