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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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NATO 20/2020 is a weekly podcast that explores 20 bold ideas to push NATO to be more visionary, more capable, and more self-evidently valuable to the security of more people.

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Reimagine the Washington Treaty: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Reexamining NATO’s founding charter can be an exercise in creating an Alliance fit for a new geopolitical era.

NATO 20/2020 by Damon Wilson and Will O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Disband the NATO Response Force: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Replacing the NRF with a plug-and-play interoperability model increases the chance that NATO will employ its high-readiness forces.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Supersize cyber: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO should adopt a digital .2 percent policy whereby member states commit to spend .2 percent of their gross domestic product on cybersecurity and digital defense modernization.

NATO 20/2020 by Safa Shahwan Edwards, Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

McInnis quoted in POLITICO on Defense Secretary Austin

On February 9, POLITICO published an article titled “Lloyd Austin takes first steps to repair a battered Pentagon.” In this piece, Forward Defense and Transatlantic Security Initiative Nonresident Senior Fellow Kathleen J. McInnis was quoted on the state of civil-military relations during the Trump administration, noting the erosion of civilian oversight that took place at the Pentagon.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy United States and Canada

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Open a bank: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO can fund critical defense investments by bringing the necessary financial tools in house.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Brzezinski in Foreign Policy Research Institute: How NATO manages the “bear” and the “dragon”

Ian Brzezinski interviewed in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's quarterly journal on how the NATO Alliance can balance competition with China and Russia.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Ian Brzezinski

China Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Christen a carrier strike group: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Using the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales as its backbone, a NATO carrier strike group is an opportunity for high-end interoperability under European leadership.

NATO 20/2020 by Michael John Williams

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Threaten decisive nuclear retaliation: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO should thwart Russian use of nuclear weapons by threatening certain retaliation.

NATO 20/2020 by David Gompert and Hans Binnendijk

Arms Control Defense Policy

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Build an Atlantic-Pacific partnership: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO is the only institution capable of organizing transatlantic and transpacific stakeholders to address China’s political, military, and information threats.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initative

Australia China

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

End the Russian veto on Georgian accession: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Admitting Georgia to NATO without extending an Article 5 guarantee to the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Regions can fulfill the promise of the Bucharest Summit.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia International Norms