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TranscriptNov 28, 2023
Our experts explain what US policymakers should know about deterring Russia’s and China’s nuclear threats
The fellows of Forward Defense’s Nuclear Strategy Project met at a roundtable to discuss how to deter nuclear powers Russia and China from expanding their capabilities and from giving nuclear weapons a greater role in Moscow’s and Beijing’s defense strategies.
TestimonyOct 25, 2023
The urgent threats posed by the Iranian regime: Atlantic Council experts testify before the US House Committee on Homeland Security
By Nathan Sales and Thomas S. Warrick
Nathan Sales and Thomas Warrick testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the threat Iran poses to the United States.
Event RecapMay 17, 2023
How NATO can take a 360-degree approach to the Vilnius summit
By Joslyn Brodfuehrer, Zelma Sergejeva
According to officials and experts at a recent Atlantic Council event, Russia will remain at the top of NATO’s Vilnius agenda—but that doesn’t mean the Alliance shouldn’t have its eye on challenges posed by China and emerging technologies.
Op-EdApr 17, 2023
Clementine Starling and Stephen Rodriguez write op-ed in Defense News on the Atlantic Council Commission Defense Innovation Adoption’s interim report
By Atlantic Council
Forward Defense Director Clementine Starling and FD Senior Advisor Stephen Rodriguez emphasize that the United States does not have an innovation adoption, but the US Department of Defense has an innovation adoption problem. To address this, they discuss in this Defense News piece the findings and key recommendations of the Atlantic Council Commission on Defense […]
Strategy MemoApr 13, 2023
Memo to NATO leaders
NATO’s upcoming Vilnius summit has to produce more than a rhetorical expression of support for Ukraine. Allied leaders must leverage the opportunity to drive forward a NATO defense and deterrence posture that underscores NATO’s resolve to support Ukraine and begins the process of fully integrating Ukraine within the transatlantic community, including as a NATO member.
In the NewsApr 6, 2023
Courtney and Binnendijk in The Hill: Europe is Ukraine’s essential ally
By Hans Binnendijk
Courtney and Binnendijk argue that while the United States is Ukraine’s primary military backer, Europe is sharing the war’s overall burden. Ukraine’s future lies in Europe.
In the NewsMar 19, 2023
Binnendijk in Global Politics and Strategy: Towards Nuclear Stewardship with China
By Hans Binnendijk
Binnendijk and Gompert argue that with the rising risk of complex crises and military escalation in the Pacific region, the United States should invite China into a process of nuclear restraint and confidence-building, called ‘nuclear stewardship.’ This process could start with a joint bilateral declaration that neither superpower would use nuclear weapons first against the other or its formal allies.
EventsFeb 23, 2023
Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China
Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.
Event RecapDec 22, 2022
Integrating women’s agency in strategic planning: the missing element of power from US national security strategies
On December 19, the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public discussion on the missing element from the recently released US NSS and NDS: the role gender plays in foreign and defense policy to help the United States achieve its goals and ensure collective security.