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New Atlanticist

Jan 30, 2023

Sweden has a chance to transform European security—even before it officially joins NATO

By Franklin D. Kramer

Sweden can wield the agenda-setting powers of its presidency to push a EU security and defense budget directed toward three crucial aims: mobility, sustainment, and critical infrastructure protection.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

In the News

Jan 30, 2023

Kroenig and Ashford debate the impact of German and US tanks on the war in Ukraine

On January 27, Foreign Policy published its biweekly "It's Debatable" column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and Emma Ashford assessing the latest news in international affairs.

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Press Release

Jan 30, 2023

Atlantic Council launches new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, names Markus Garlauskas as director 

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30, 2023 – The Atlantic Council announced today the creation of the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), a new program focused on Indo-Pacific strategy, alliance, and security issues. The initiative, housed in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, will be led by Markus Garlauskas, a former senior US intelligence […]

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New Atlanticist

Jan 27, 2023

What will it take to deter Iran from targeting opponents inside the US?

By Atlantic Council experts

The US Department of Justice unsealed charges Friday in an alleged assassination plot directed by Iran against a US journalist. Our experts unpack the ongoing threat.

Human Rights Iran

In the News

Jan 27, 2023

Watts in CNBC on tanks in Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On January 25, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow John Watts was quoted in CNBC on Germany’s change of heart regarding the supply of Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine.

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News

Jan 27, 2023

Sadat and Siegel cited in RAND

By Atlantic Council

On January 25, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Mir Sadat and Assistant Director Julia Siegel’s issue brief on space traffic management (STM) was cited in a RAND report on cross-domain lessons for STM.

Security & Defense Space

In the News

Jan 27, 2023

Warrick on the Lawfare Podcast

By Atlantic Council

Tom Warrick discusses the history and effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Centers

Defense Technologies Energy & Environment

In the News

Jan 27, 2023

Atwell in Modern War Institute

By Atlantic Council

On January 23, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Kyle Atwell hosted a podcast examining the lessons that the US military, and in particular the US Army, should take from the twenty-war year in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Conflict

Press Release

Jan 27, 2023

Atlantic Council, Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands announce new partnership on defense technology innovation

Washington DC – January 27, 2022: The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative (TSI) has launched a new partnership with the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands to collaborate on key policy issues related to transatlantic cooperation on defense technology innovation.

Fast Thinking

Jan 25, 2023

What Western tanks will mean for Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

With Leopard 2 tanks on the way to Ukraine, our experts rumble in with their takes on what the move signals about Germany's approach to the war effort.

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