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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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In the News

Nov 17, 2022

Brzezinski and Scheunemann in El Mercurio: NATO reactions to the missile strikes in Poland (in Spanish)

On November 17, TSI NRSF Ian Brzezinski and TSI Deputy Director Leah Scheunemann were quoted on NATO reactions in the wake of wayward missile strikes in Poland (text in Spanish).

Europe & Eurasia Missile Defense

In the News

Nov 15, 2022

Deni in The Conversation and Al Jazeera: quoted on NATO’s article 4 and 5 commitments

On November 15, TSI NRSF John Deni was quoted on NATO Articles 4 and 5 commitments in the wake of missiles straying into Poland. Quotes from the article were also picked up by Al Jazeera.

Europe & Eurasia Missile Defense

In the News

Nov 8, 2022

Auerswald and Zysk in Insider: Russia’s militarization of the Arctic

On November 8, TSI NRSFs David Auerswald and Katarzyna Zysk were quoted in Insider discussing implications of Russia’s militarization in the Artic.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Markup

Nov 4, 2022

Can the US keep pace with increasing global threats? Our experts decode the National Defense Strategy.

By Atlantic Council experts

We asked our experts at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security to translate all the security speak from the National Defense Strategy to reveal what it all means for the United States' role in the world.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Executive Summary

Nov 3, 2022

In brief: A ten-step guide to transforming intelligence sharing with US allies

By Transatlantic Security Initiative

The Atlantic Council presents ten practical recommendations to enhance intelligence sharing with US allies, improve strategic warning, and bolster collective security.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Issue Brief

Oct 31, 2022

Beyond NOFORN: Solutions for increased intelligence sharing among allies

By AVM Sean Corbett, CB MBE and James Danoy

Intelligence sharing is a perennial issue, but modern solutions exist to balance enhancing cooperation with key allies with providing decision advantage to policymakers.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Oct 28, 2022

Zysk in High North News: Russia’s nuclear drills and escalatory risks (in Norwegian)

On October 28, TSI NRSF Katarzyna Zysk was quoted in High North News discussing the implications of Russia’s latest nuclear drills on possible escalatory risks.

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Oct 28, 2022

Putin’s next escalation is coming. How should the West respond?

By Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow, and Julian Lindley-French

Policymakers must strike a balance to deter and, if necessary, respond to escalation in ways that impose heavy costs for Russian misbehavior but do not further escalate the conflict.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Oct 27, 2022

The ambition is there to rebuild Ukraine. Here’s how to make it work.

By Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Leaders will need to keep an eye on the size and structure of aid, transparency and accountability in reconstruction, and more to help Ukraine rebuild.

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 25, 2022

Guevara in El Heraldo de México: on the effectiveness of state’s strategic capabilities (in Spanish)

On October 25, TSI NRSF Inigo Guevara authored an op-ed in El Heraldo de México discussing what makes a state’s strategic capabilities effective (text in Spanish).

Cybersecurity Maritime Security