NATO Washington Summit

During this historic year for the Alliance, the Atlantic Council is leading the charge in shaping the agenda for the Washington Summit, informing the transatlantic community, and demonstrating NATO’s enduring value.

Dive into expert commentary, join engaging events, and explore our special content series celebrating seventy-five years of NATO ahead of this year’s summit.

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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

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

In the News

Mar 28, 2024

Braw in vox.com on Russia’s shadow fleet

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 28, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was quoted in vox.com on the Russian shadow fleet and its environmental impact.   

Energy & Environment Russia

In the News

Mar 27, 2024

Braw in Foreign Policy on Baltimore bridge collapse

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 27, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw wrote an article for Foreign Policy discussing the Baltimore bridge incident.   

United States and Canada

In the News

Mar 26, 2024

Braw in Foreign Policy on the Russian shadow fleet

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 26, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw wrote an article for Foreign Policy discussing Russia’s shadow fleet’s activities in Danish territorial waters.   

Maritime Security Northern Europe

In the News

Mar 26, 2024

Braw in Europe’s Edge on the Russian Orthodox Church

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 26, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw wrote a piece for CEPA’s Europe’s Edge discussing the Russian Orthodox Church’s political significance.   

Disinformation Russia

In the News

Mar 25, 2024

Braw in Times Radio on the terrorist attack in Russia

By Elisabeth Braw

On March 25, Transatlantic Security Initiative senior fellow Elisabeth Braw was interviewed by Times Radio on the terrorist attack in Russia.   

Russia Terrorism

In the News

Mar 24, 2024

Vershbow in Radio Free Europe on the terrorist attack in Russia.

By Alexander Vershbow

On March 24, Transatlantic Security Initiative distinguished fellow Ambassador Alexander Vershbow was quoted in Radio Free Europe discussing the terrorist attack in Russia.   

Russia Terrorism