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Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Securing Northern Europe: Toward a comprehensive approach

As Northern Europe finds itself on the front line of systemic great-power competition it has the consider three main challenges: an assertive Russia, changing dynamics in the transatlantic link and the development of a European defense. This present a unique window of opportunity to develop a comprehensive regional approach, bringing together the Baltic Sea, the North Atlantic and the Arctic.

Issue Brief by Anna Wieslander and Elin Shiffer

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Dagres joins the Monocle to discuss tensions in the Middle East

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Bechev in Foreign Policy: Putin is trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend.

In the News by Dimitar Bechev

Conflict Russia

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

What the Abqaiq attack should teach us about critical infrastructure

The precision of the aerial attack on Abqaiq, whether it originated in Iran or outside it, shows both a willingness to target strategic critical infrastructure and a capability for extreme precision.

MENASource by Thomas S. Warrick

Crisis Management Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

A transatlantic agenda for the new European Commission

The new European Commission will take office on November 1, 2019, at a time of intensifying great power competition and new strain for transatlantic relations. This memo gathers the contributions of several Atlantic Council experts on a variety of issues such as defense, foreign policy, trade, and energy policy

Issue Brief by Benjamin Haddad and Jörn Fleck (Eds)

Cybersecurity Economy & Business

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Wechsler joins BBC to discuss Iran’s denial of involvement in Saudi oil attacks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Security & Defense

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Saudi Aramco attacks

Following the September 14 attack on two Saudi Aramco facilities, Atlantic Council experts Kirsten Fontenrose, Phillip Cornell, Ellen Wald, Jean-Francois Seznec, and Randolph Bell unpack the latest developments and offer insight into the ramifications for global energy markets, regional security, and the anticipated Aramco IPO.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Infrastructure Protection Oil and Gas

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Fontenrose joins BBC to discuss recent attacks on Saudi

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Middle East

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Slavin quoted in NPR on Saudi strike

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Saudi Arabia

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Pfaff in Defense One: The Saudi-Oil Attacks Aren’t Game Changing. They Show How the Game Has Changed

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Oil and Gas


Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Fifth Generation Air Power in the Transatlantic Battlespace

With a shift in priorities toward great power competition and the rise in potential competitors, NATO Allies must reassess the role and importance of the air domain to transatlantic security. The speed, flexibility, and mobility of joint air power are critical to maintaining deterrence in an era of great-power competition, and new, fifth generation technologies have the potential to strengthen NATO's advantages in the air as well as potentially provide adversaries the means to challenge that advantage.

4:30pm Berlin

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC