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.

NATO 20/2020

Apr 9, 2021

Listen to women: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Cori Lynne Fleser

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

NATO 20/2020

Apr 2, 2021

Digitalize the enterprise: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Lightfoot

If NATO is to unlock new frontiers of innovation and harness emerging technology, digitalizing how it does business is the key.

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

NATO 20/2020

Mar 23, 2021

Design a Digital Marshall Plan: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By The Hon. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

NATO allies, led by the United States, must cooperate in securing national 5G communications systems in Europe and beyond against malign Chinese influence.

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

NATO 20/2020

Mar 16, 2021

Revitalize NATO’s grand strategy: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Ambassador Timo Koster and Ivanka Barzashka

Collective strategic analysis is the pathway to a more inclusive, transparent, and systematic process for creating NATO’s next strategic concept.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

NATO 20/2020

Mar 9, 2021

Set NATO’s sights on the High North: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By James Danoy and Marisol Maddox

Security in the Arctic is waiting on no one. NATO needs a strategy for defense and deterrence in the High North before it is outflanked.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Mar 2, 2021

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

By Transatlantic Security Initative

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

Europe & Eurasia Media

NATO 20/2020

Feb 24, 2021

Reimagine the Washington Treaty: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Damon Wilson and Will O’Brien

Reexamining NATO’s founding charter can be an exercise in creating an Alliance fit for a new geopolitical era.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Feb 16, 2021

Disband the NATO Response Force: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

Replacing the NRF with a plug-and-play interoperability model increases the chance that NATO will employ its high-readiness forces.

Crisis Management Defense Policy

NATO 20/2020

Feb 10, 2021

Supersize cyber: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Safa Shahwan Edwards, Simon Handler

NATO should adopt a digital .2 percent policy whereby member states commit to spend .2 percent of their gross domestic product on cybersecurity and digital defense modernization.

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Feb 3, 2021

Open a bank: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initative

NATO can fund critical defense investments by bringing the necessary financial tools in house.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Jan 26, 2021

Christen a carrier strike group: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Michael John Williams

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

NATO 20/2020

Jan 19, 2021

Threaten decisive nuclear retaliation: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk

NATO should thwart Russian use of nuclear weapons by threatening certain retaliation.

Arms Control Defense Policy

NATO 20/2020

Jan 12, 2021

Build an Atlantic-Pacific partnership: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initative

NATO is the only institution capable of organizing transatlantic and transpacific stakeholders to address China’s political, military, and information threats.

Australia China

NATO 20/2020

Jan 5, 2021

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

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

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

Europe & Eurasia International Norms

NATO 20/2020

Dec 22, 2020

Build resilience for an era of shocks: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Anca Agachi

NATO needs a fourth core task to protect allied populations from non-traditional threats like COVID and climate change.

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

NATO 20/2020

Dec 15, 2020

Seek membership for Mexico: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Christopher Skaluba, Gabriela R. A. Doyle

Mexico’s membership in NATO may be the key to keeping a rapidly changing America invested in European security.

Americas Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Dec 8, 2020

‘Game out’ decision making: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

In an era where the distinction between peace and conflict is increasingly complex, NATO should retain its competitive advantage by using synthetic environments and virtual worlds to support rapid, efficient and effective strategic decision making.

Crisis Management Cybersecurity

NATO 20/2020

Dec 1, 2020

Modernize the kit and the message: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

NATO will only remain successful over the next seventy years if it modernizes its capabilities, takes command of emerging technology, and harmonizes its strategic messaging.

Defense Technologies Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Nov 24, 2020

Ramp up on Russia: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

NATO needs to increase the costs for Russian aggression while building back crucial dialogue if there is any prospect for improved relations with Moscow.

Arms Control Europe & Eurasia

NATO 20/2020

Nov 19, 2020

Rethink and replace 2%: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

NATO’s two percent metric is reductive and politically fraught but offers lessons for better ways to measure burden sharing.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

The Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.