Featured commentary & analysis

Featured in-depth research & reports

Subscribe for events and publications

Sign up for updates from the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, covering the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.


Leadership

Experts

Content

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Withdrawing from the WTO would punish the US, not China

Marc Busch writes that US “unilateralism” against China is giving rise to a very different approach to trade policy more harmful to US commerce than supportive of foreign policy objectives.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Germany may not like the American messenger. But it should heed his message.

The US president and the German government have given up on one another and withdrawn to their own camps, ignoring the growing structural issues in their bilateral ties that promise to linger no matter who wins the US presidential elections this fall.

New Atlanticist by Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Policy Germany

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

What’s at stake in Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Germany

On June 15, US President Donald J. Trump confirmed press reports that he is planning to pull 9,500 US troops out of Germany, leaving 25,000 in the country. Here’s how the Atlantic Council’s experts are assessing the decision and its significance.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Defense Policy Germany

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow quoted in Military Times on US military aid to Ukraine

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Security & Defense

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

Busch in The Hill: US trade policy caught in a lobster trap

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Binnendijk in Defense News: The folly of a NATO troop withdrawal decision

A draw down of US forces in Germany could have consequences for defense and deterrence in Northeastern Europe, NATO's Readiness Initiative, and the transatlantic relationship, writes Hans Binnendijk.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Hans Binnendijk

Europe & Eurasia Germany

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Ian Brzezinski cited in the Economist on NATO’s future relationship with China

In the News

China Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Jun 8, 2020

NATO secretary general unveils his vision for the Alliance’s future

On June 8, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg laid out his plans for a new period of reflection on the Alliance’s mission and structure over the next ten years. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated certain security threats to member states, including “unabated” Russian military activity, the spread of disinformation and propaganda, and the disruptive ascendance of China, NATO “must stay strong militarily, be more united politically, and take a broader approach globally,” he stated.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus NATO

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Increase NATO’s operational reach: Expanding the NATO SOF network

NATO cannot safeguard the coalition’s interests unilaterally. Strategic investments in NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) to expand the NATO SOF Network will provide political and military leaders the full range of options in response to emerging threats—both hybrid and conventional—through strong partnerships within the Alliance and with partners.

New Atlanticist by Thang Q. Tran

Defense Policy NATO

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Geometries of deterrence: Assessing defense arrangements in Europe’s northeast

Nations in Europe's northeast cooperate through a variety of multilateral security and defense arrangements. "Geometries of Deterrence" assesses how these arrangements individually and collectively contribute to deterrence and defense in Northeastern Europe.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hans Binnendijk and Conor Rodihan

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia