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Jul 1, 2022

Townsend in VOA News: Biden thanks Erdogan for Dropping Veto on Sweden, Finland NATO Bids

By James J. Townsend Jr.

Jim Townsend discusses the capabilities and strategic advantages Sweden and Finland will bring to NATO.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Benitez in Breaking Defense: Turkey lifts hold on Sweden, Finland joining NATO, following wide-ranging concessions

By Jorge Benitez

Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Breaking Defense article addressing the news of Turkey lifting its block on Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Vershbow in Politico: NATO rushes to halt Russia, leaving China pivot unresolved

By Alexander Vershbow

Alexander Vershbow discusses the implications of the decisions at the Madrid summit on the future of the alliance.

Conflict Eastern Europe

Transcript

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

Transcript

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

Transcript

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

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

In the News

Jun 27, 2022

Binnendijk and Vershbow in Brookings: Rebalancing European and trans-Atlantic defense

By Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow

Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow write that Europe and the US must find a balance between complete European strategic autonomy and hefty reliance on US defense spending.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Stefanini quoted in Financial Times: Ukraine weighs up impact of EU leaders’ trip to Kyiv

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefano Stefanini was quoted in a Financial Times article: although Ukraine’s priority is obtaining weapons, Draghi, Scholz, and Macron’s support for the country’s EU membership bid is symbolically significant.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jun 22, 2022

Binnendijk and Hamilton in Defense News: The North Atlantic and Indo-Pacific are linked

By Hans Binnendijk

Hans Binnendijk and Daniel Hamilton write that security issues of the North Atlantic and Indo Pacific are interconnected and argue that the new Strategic Concept must address the question of China.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia