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Jun 30, 2022

Our experts decipher NATO’s new Strategic Concept

By Atlantic Council experts

What were the allies really saying amid all the jargon? And what did they leave out? Our experts carefully combed through the document and dropped their insights in the margins.

Crisis Management Defense Policy


Jun 29, 2022

Where does NATO go from here? Top US and Spanish diplomats look beyond summit.

By Atlantic Council

At the NATO Public Forum, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel Albares and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about NATO's role in a future of scaling challenges.

Europe & Eurasia NATO


Jun 29, 2022

Foreign ministers from France, Italy, and Sweden dissect NATO’s new Strategic Concept

By Atlantic Council

The Alliance has a couple of new members in its lineup. How should member countries work together to tighten the transatlantic bond?

Europe & Eurasia NATO


Jun 29, 2022

How NATO allies can keep Ukraine a top priority for the public

By Atlantic Council

In the face of inflation, how should government leaders keep public enthusiasm and support for NATO climbing?

Europe & Eurasia NATO

New Atlanticist

Jun 29, 2022

Blinken: NATO is ‘more united, more focused’ after historic summit

By Nick Fouriezos

The Atlantic Council teamed up with civil society organizations at the NATO Public Forum, convening top US and global leaders for their take on NATO's priorities in a changing security environment.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

The 5×5

Jun 29, 2022

The 5×5—Cybercrime and national security

By Simon Handler, Liv Rowley

Five experts weigh in on emerging trends in cybercrime and their impacts on national security. 

Cybersecurity Intelligence

New Atlanticist

Jun 28, 2022

Stoltenberg takes on climate change and Turkey’s blockade of Sweden and Finland as NATO summit opens

By Daniel Malloy

Opening the NATO Public Forum, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg vowed to slash the organization's emissions in response to the climate challenge and said Turkey's terrorism concerns are "legitimate."

Climate Change & Climate Action Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Jun 28, 2022

Twenty-first-century diplomacy: Strengthening US diplomacy for the challenges of today and tomorrow

By Jeffrey Cimmino, Amanda J. Rothschild

The practice of diplomacy has changed over the past several decades, and significant work remains to be done to fully adapt US diplomacy to the challenges of our time.

China International Organizations

In the News

Jun 27, 2022

Gadzala Tirziu in The New York Sun on Ukraine’s expected EU candidate status

On June 23, Scowcroft Center nonresident senior fellow Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu published a piece in The New York Sun arguing that while Ukraine’s impending EU candidate status will serve symbolic and morale boosting purposes, the European Union may not be able to secure Ukraine’s security and state sovereignty.

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Cyber 9/12 Project

Jun 27, 2022

Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge expands to Scotland

The Abertay University cyberQuarter joins as a strategic partner for Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, the world’s only multidisciplinary cyber competition. WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 27, 2022 – The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, in partnership with the Scottish Government, Dewar Cyber Consulting, and Abertay University, will host the inaugural edition of the Cyber 9/12 Strategy […]