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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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Wed, Jun 2, 2021

Lt Col Mulder in the National Interest on foreign training programs

Lt Col Mulder considers the value of training opportunities with allies in building a formidable military force.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Wed, May 26, 2021

Manning in The Hill: Biden’s invisible foreign policy success

On May 26, Robert Manning published an op-ed in The Hill that highlighted an overlooked success of the Biden administration’s foreign policy: the summit with South Korea. He notes various strategic gains in technology cooperation that signal a U.S.-South Korea partnership beyond a security alliance. “The tech and geopolitical steps declared at the summit will […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies English

Wed, May 19, 2021

A Green chancellor (yes, a Green chancellor) will keep Germany and Europe safe

Though they are a movement formed by peaceniks, the German Greens realize that the challenge of our time, besides climate change, is the systemic conflict between democracy and authoritarianism, writes a Green strategist.

Op-Ed by Roderick Kefferpütz

Europe & Eurasia Germany

Wed, May 19, 2021

Kirchberger quoted in Financial Times: European show of support for US in Indopacific will remain limited

Sarah Kirchberger was quoted in the Financial Times on how the increased European naval presence in the Indo-Pacific reflects growing concerns over Chinese military activities in the region.

In the News by Sarah Kirchberger

China European Union

Wed, May 12, 2021

Riaz in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Geopolitics of the pandemic: The Bangladesh scene

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, May 12, 2021

Ambassador Nathan Sales, Former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, joins the Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Amb. Sales will contribute extensive senior government experience to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on counterterrorism, national security, and human rights.

Press Release by Atlantic Council

English Human Rights

Tue, May 11, 2021

Blinken Kyiv visit analysis: What next for US-Ukraine ties?

What can US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent visit to Kyiv tell us about the current state and future prospects for bilateral relations between America and Ukraine?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 11, 2021

The only way to deter Putin is to arm Ukraine

Vladimir Putin continues to menace Ukraine with border region troop buildups and the threat of a major escalation in the seven-year war between the two countries. The best way for the West to deter Russia is to arm Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Yelyzaveta Yasko

Conflict Russia

Thu, May 6, 2021

Blinken in Kyiv: US “stands strongly” with Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kyiv on May 6 for a high-profile visit as Ukraine continues to face the threat of a major Russian escalation in the simmering seven-year war between the two countries.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Russia

Tue, May 4, 2021

US should grant Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally status

As the Western world formulates its response to Russia's recent saber-rattling on the Ukrainian border, one option would be for the United States to grant Ukraine the status of Major Non-NATO Ally.

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko

Conflict Russia