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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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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Mary McCord, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Joins the Atlantic Council as Nonresident Senior Fellow

McCord will contribute extensive senior government experience to the Council’s leading work on counterterrorism, national security, the rule of law, and litigation

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Extremism

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Russian-Belarusian military merger accelerates on NATO’s eastern flank

The accelerating military merger between Russia and Belarus is dramatically altering the regional security equation and creating an authoritarian army on the European Union's eastern frontier.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Thu, Sep 2, 2021

Biden and Zelenskyy get US-Ukraine ties back on track

US President Joe Biden hosted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the White House on September 1 for a meeting that sought to reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Addressing Instability in Central America: Restrictions on Civil Liberties, Violence, and Climate Change

Citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean are rising up in protest. Political frustration and economic stagnation are fueling social discontent exacerbated by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the slow health response. In Central America, restrictions on civil liberties, high rates of gender-based violence and extortion, and worsening climate change are compounding the lack of economic opportunities and pervasive corruption seen in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski, María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Domingo Sadurní

Climate Change & Climate Action Latin America

Wed, Sep 1, 2021

Putin militarizes Belarus

Russian anti-aircraft missile crews arrived at a new base in Belarus last week as Vladimir Putin continues to transform his small western neighbor into an unofficial extension of Russia's Western Military District.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Russia

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Could Snake Island be the next hot spot in Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine war?

Vladimir Putin's hybrid war against Ukraine is now in its eighth year and shows no signs of ending. Many expect the next escalation to come in the Black Sea, with Ukraine's Snake Island a potentially attractive target.

UkraineAlert by Andrew D’Anieri, Doug Klain

Conflict Maritime Security

Sun, Aug 29, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in USA Today on prior US knowledge of weaknesses of the Afghan security forces

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Lukashenka goes all in with Putin

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka continues to escalate his confrontation with the West in an apparent bid to convince Russia's Vladimir Putin that he remains a loyal and indispensable ally.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Aug 23, 2021

Biden can reassert US leadership by backing Ukraine against Russia

President Biden must use his August 31 meeting with Ukraine's President Zelenskyy to underline America's commitment to defending the rules-based international order and supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.

UkraineAlert by Alexander Vershbow

Conflict Democratic Transitions