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New Atlanticist

Aug 10, 2022

Expert on the ground: What the NATO ratification process looks like from Finland

By Rasmus Hindrén

Helsinki is watching closely as political momentum builds for Finland and Sweden's NATO accession, with military preparation already under way.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Blog Post

Aug 9, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing July 2022

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Americas China

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Stefanini in Financial Times: Europe’s fight to stay united over war in Ukraine

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in a Financial Times article discussing the importance of Europe continuing to put forth a united front against Russia, particularly in light of Mario Draghi's resignation.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Event Recap

Aug 8, 2022

Why NATO must make gender central to its security thinking

By Alvina Ahmed

On July 15, the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public conference discussing the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in NATO's strategies as the alliance looks to implement its new Strategic Concept and defend against malign actors.

Conflict Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Aug 8, 2022

Sweden and Finland are on their way to NATO membership. Here’s what needs to happen next.

By John R. Deni

In response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden took the historic step of applying to join NATO. Both nations will bring modern capabilities that will help defend against malign actors. As Finland and Sweden's membership is forthcoming, Alliance leaders, NATO watchers, and transatlantic security experts need to consider how to fully integrate the new allies, include them in operational plans, and best enhance defense of a longer border with Russia.

Europe & Eurasia National Security

In the News

Aug 5, 2022

Aoki quoted in NK News

On August 2, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in NK News, explaining that, “watching developments, North Korea could have concluded that countries that don’t have nuclear weapons remain vulnerable.”

Korea Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Japan may not militarize soon, but Abe’s dream lives on

By Naoko Aoki

Despite only small changes so far, it's clear that Shinzo Abe’s legacy will continue guiding Japanese defense policy.

Defense Policy East Asia

Hybrid Conflict Project

Aug 5, 2022

China’s opioid challenge: All is fair in law and war

By Tom Ferguson

A former senior official in the US intelligence community maps how the United States should unleash a legal defense against China's malicious activities—starting with its role in the opioid crisis.

China Intelligence

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Engelke and Miller in NBC News

By Peter Engelke, Danielle Miller

On August 3, Scowcroft Center deputy director Peter Engelke and Scowcroft Center program assistant Danielle Miller wrote an op-ed for NBC News analyzing the US reliance on other countries to handle its waste plastics, and how to address the US trash problem.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Sadat and Siegel in the Hill on space traffic management

By Atlantic Council

Mir Sadat and Julia Siegel on "Space Traffic Management: Time for Action."

Defense Policy Defense Technologies