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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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Tue, Jan 5, 2021

End the Russian veto on Georgian accession: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Admitting Georgia to NATO without extending an Article 5 guarantee to the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Regions can fulfill the promise of the Bucharest Summit.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia International Norms

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

FAST THINKING: Iran sends a message

Now we know how Iran will respond to the assassination of its top nuclear scientist: with an ultimatum to the Biden administration. Tehran enacted a law today to immediately ramp up uranium enrichment—and to expel international nuclear inspectors if US sanctions aren’t lifted by early February, right after Joe Biden takes office. What does the move mean?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Iran

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Jensen in War on the Rocks on the next National Defense Strategy

On November 30, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Benjamin Jensen and US Marine Corps University's Nathan Packard published an article in War on the Rocks titled "The Next National Defense Strategy." The article identifies which aspects of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) should be kept and which should be altered.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Democratic Transitions

Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Biden picks Antony Blinken: Good news for Ukraine?

As the countdown continues towards President Biden's inauguration, the Atlantic Council asked experts for their opinions on what the selection of Antony Blinken means for US-Ukrainian ties.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Strengthening ties between NATO, Ukraine and Georgia

Ukraine and Georgia both feature among NATO's six Enhanced Opportunities Partners but the two former Soviet republics seek greater integration as they continue to push for eventual NATO membership.

UkraineAlert by Alyona Getmanchuk, Irakli Porchkhidze, Sergiy Solodkyy

NATO Partnerships Non-Traditional Threats

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Hooper mentioned in Modern War Institute piece on security sector assistance

On November 23, FD NSRF Charles Hooper was mentioned in a Modern War Institute commentary article on the ways in which American security sector assistance can strengthen America’s competitive advantage.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Kroenig mentioned in National Interest on strategy recommendations for the new administration

On November 20, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was mentioned in a National Interest article titled “How Biden Can Restore America’s Role Abroad.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

National Security Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

How critical science infrastructure investments help put Arctic security challenges on ice

The strategic importance of the Arctic has not yet been matched with corresponding US infrastructure investments in military, economic, and scientific research programs.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Schmitt

National Security NATO
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