NATO 20/2020: Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

More than two decades after NATO’s inspired decision to invite former adversaries to join its ranks, the Alliance is in need of equally captivating ideas.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ramp up on Russia: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO needs to increase the costs for Russian aggression while building back crucial dialogue if there is any prospect for improved relations with Moscow.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Arms Control Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Rethink and replace 2%: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO’s two percent metric is reductive and politically fraught but offers lessons for better ways to measure burden sharing.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

How critical science infrastructure investments help put Arctic security challenges on ice

The strategic importance of the Arctic has not yet been matched with corresponding US infrastructure investments in military, economic, and scientific research programs.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Schmitt

National Security NATO

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: NATO

Although US leadership will continue to be the driving force behind NATO’s strategy, direction, and solidarity going forward, the extent of the United States’ commitment to the Alliance and its future role is still being called into question.

Elections 2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Elections NATO

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Digitalize the enterprise

If NATO is to unlock new frontiers of innovation and harness emerging technology, digitalizing how it does business is the key.

NATO 20/2020 by Jeffrey Reynolds, Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Listen to women

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

NATO 20/2020 by Lisa Aronsson

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Design a digital Marshall Plan

NATO allies, led by the United States, must cooperate in securing national 5G communications systems in Europe and beyond against malign Chinese influence.

NATO 20/2020 by The Hon. Ruben Gallego and The Hon. Vicky Hartzler

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Put NATO back in the narrative

NATO can recapture the imagination of allied publics by telling its own story better and in new ways to new audiences.

NATO 20/2020 by Bridget Corna and Livia Godaert

Europe & Eurasia Media

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

‘Game out’ decision making

In an era where the distinction between peace and conflict is increasingly complex, NATO should retain its competitive advantage by using synthetic environments and virtual worlds to support rapid, efficient, and effective strategic decision making.

NATO 20/2020 by AM Sir Christopher Harper, KBE, RAF (Ret.)

Conflict Crisis Management

Events

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

NATO 20/2020: 20 bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

Online Event A timely conversation on transformational ideas for NATO's future, featuring NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, next-generation voices, and NATO experts.

9:00am Europe & Eurasia NATO Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society