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Defense and deterrence in Europe

Developing policy recommendations for deterring and defending against Russian aggression aimed at allies and partners in the European theater.

Emerging challenges to transatlantic security

Creating strategies to harness emerging and disruptive technologies to maintain NATO’s competitive advantage and cohering a transatlantic approach to hybrid threats from Russia and China.

China and transatlantic security

Identifying areas of divergence and convergence between the United States and Europe with respect to China and proposing ideas to collectively counter China’s malign activities.

NATO and the new south

Analyzing the security impacts of great power competition in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions and developing strategies to improve stabilization missions beyond Europe’s borders.

Arctic security

Assessing the unique geopolitical and defense challenges of the High North to bridge perspectives between European and North American allies and partners on Arctic security issues.

NATO in America

Identifying bold policy ideas that demonstrate the enduring value of NATO to US interests in order to engage a new community of American champions for the Alliance.

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New Atlanticist

May 17, 2024

NATO must ‘win up front but be ready to win long’ in modern warfare, says General Christopher Cavoli

By Katherine Walla

At an Atlantic Council Front Page event, Cavoli spoke about the war in Ukraine, NATO's modernization efforts, the China challenge, and more.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

In the News

May 9, 2024

Braw in CBC on Russia’s shadow fleet

By Elisabeth Braw

On May 9, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was quoted in CBC on the Russian shadow fleet and its effect in circumventing the sanctions.   

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia

In the News

May 8, 2024

Zeneli featured in The National Interest on Italy’s G7 presidency

By Valbona Zeneli

On May 8, Transatlantic Security Initiative non-resident senior fellow Valbona Zeneli wrote an article in The National Interest discussing Italy’s G7 presidency and the future of the Mediterranean region.   

International Organizations Southern & Southeastern Europe

In the News

May 4, 2024

Braw interviewed on Nový svět

By Elisabeth Braw

On May 4, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was interviewed on Nový svět about her latest book.   

International Markets Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 3, 2024

Braw featured in the Double Trouble podcast

By Elisabeth Braw

On May 3, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was featured on The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s podcast series Double Trouble discussing globalization and her latest book.   

Economy & Business Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Apr 29, 2024

Expect a new ‘bridge’ to NATO membership for Ukraine at the Washington summit, says Julianne Smith

By Katherine Walla

Smith spoke at an Atlantic Council curtain-raiser event ahead of the NATO Summit, where she said to expect a measure to "institutionalize" bilateral support to Ukraine.

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific

In the News

Apr 9, 2024

Beniamino Irdi in Informazioni della Difesa on Cross-Strait relations in the aftermath of the Taiwanese election

By Beniamino Irdi

This article was originally published in Italian by Informazioni della Difesa. An English translation of the article is included below. A Misplaced Relief Prophecies of a spike in tensions between China and Taiwan in the aftermath of the January 13th presidential election were belied and replaced by an equally misplaced relief. The predictable victory of […]

Elections Indo-Pacific

Issue Brief

Apr 5, 2024

Accelerating transatlantic defense innovation in an era of strategic competition

By John T. Watts

NATO’s warfighting edge will not be sufficient for the transatlantic community to weather today’s military and geopolitical realities.

Defense Technologies NATO

New Atlanticist

Apr 4, 2024

NATO at 75: ‘The most powerful and successful alliance in history’

By Christopher Skaluba, Philippe Dickinson, Dominykas Kaminskas

Maintaining NATO’s effectiveness requires recommitting to the Alliance’s transatlantic vision today, tomorrow, and into the years ahead.

Europe & Eurasia United States and Canada

In the News

Mar 28, 2024

Straus interviewed by IQ on NATO’s anniversary

By Ira Straus

On March 28, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior advisor Ira Straus was interviewed by IQ on the upcoming NATO anniversary and the strength of the transatlantic bond (source in Lithuanian).   

Europe & Eurasia NATO