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NATO 20/2020 Podcast

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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The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

A rebuttal to Russia’s narrative about the West, grounded in history

A recently compiled trove of historical documents constitutes a profound rebuttal of a false narrative, contradicting Moscow’s complaints about NATO through the words of Russia’s own top officials and experts. In an age of widespread disinformation and malign revisionism, the collection provides an accurate account of the NATO-Russia relationship.

New Atlanticist by Ian Brzezinski, Daniel Fried, Alexander Vershbow

European Union International Organizations

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Nasr in Foreign Affairs: Biden’s narrow window of opportunity on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Nasr in Foreign Policy: The Middle East’s next conflicts won’t be between Arab States and Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

Kroenig appears on Al Jazeera to discuss President Biden’s strike on Iranian-backed militia

On February 26, Matthew Kroenig appeared on Al Jazeera where he discussed President Biden’s strike on an Iranian-backed militia, in response to a rocket attack against US forces.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

It’s time to get serious about a pressure strategy to contain North Korea

A Biden administration North Korea Strategy should continue dialogue with Kim's government, backed by a variety of pressure and enforcement tactics, in order to strive for the goal of arms reduction.

Issue Brief by Andrea R. Mihailescu

Arms Control Economic Sanctions

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

A three-step plan for reviving the transatlantic alliance

Reviving the transatlantic partnership will require more than the traditional close diplomacy, warm rhetoric, and lofty white papers. It will demand bold action that proves the United States and Europe can still accomplish major feats together.

New Atlanticist by Edward Fishman, Mark D. Simakovsky

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Difficult neighbors: How the Belarus crisis has strained ties between Minsk and Kyiv

The democratic awakening that has taken place in Belarus since August 2020 has fractured and realigned the economic, military, diplomatic, and security relationship between Minsk and Kyiv.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The unintended consequence of Ethiopia’s civil war might be a border war with Sudan

Ethiopia is at war with itself—and the international community is struggling to respond. The stakes in Tigray are high and the civilian toll could be considerable. But there’s another scenario, with the potential to exact an even higher toll, that many observers are overlooking: conventional war that could break out at any moment between Sudan and Ethiopia and their many allied proxies.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Conflict
Election Integrity Partnership EIP banner

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election

The executive summary of the Election Integrity Partnership's collaborative report, "The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election."

In-Depth Research & Reports

Disinformation Elections

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Put NATO back in the narrative: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO can recapture the imagination of allied publics by telling its own story better and in new ways to new audiences.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Europe & Eurasia Media


Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Looking North: Conference on security in the Arctic

Online Event The Norwegian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense join the Atlantic Council, alongside two conversations on trends driving the future of Arctic security and on bridging perspectives between Europe and North America on key security issues.

9:00am Americas Defense Policy Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Future Foreign Policy series featuring Rep. Ted Lieu

Online Event Rep. Ted Lieu joins Alexandra Toma, executive director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, for a conversation about presidential authority to initiate the use of nuclear weapons and the future of US nuclear weapons policy.

2:30pm Arms Control National Security Nuclear Nonproliferation

Tue, Mar 9, 2021

The future of US-Pakistan relations with H.E. Ambassador Asad Khan

Online Event Against the backdrop of longstanding regional tensions within South Asia, the international COVID-19 economic slowdown, the United States’ evolving role in the world, and the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, US-Pakistan relations stand at a crossroads.

3:00pm Economy & Business Geopolitics & Energy Security Indo-Pacific Pakistan

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