Our pillars

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

Dec 7, 2022

The new Swedish government’s agenda for its EU presidency: Forging unity on Ukraine, defense, and trade

By Katherine Walla

Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström explained Wednesday at an Atlantic Council Front Page event that the EU needs strengthening on several fronts to face the challenges ahead.

European Union NATO


Dec 7, 2022

Zelenskyy’s appeal for a special tribunal for the crime of aggression

By Atlantic Council

With due process of law now, justice will bring the power of peace in the future, was the Ukrainian president's message to an event co-hosted by the US Institute of Peace and the Atlantic Council.

NATO Politics & Diplomacy


Dec 7, 2022

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström: Sweden’s EU presidency will push for a ‘stronger’ Europe

By Atlantic Council

Here's how Sweden plans to address the world's growing instability as the new EU president—and, eventually, the newest NATO member.

NATO Northern Europe

In the News

Dec 6, 2022

Guevara in El Heraldo de Mexico on modernizing in the face of global geopolitical changes (in Spanish)

On December 6, TSI NRSF Inigo Guevara authored an op-ed in El Heraldo de Mexico discussing Mexico’s need to modernize its defense capabilities to position itself strategically and political in the face of global challenges (text in Spanish).

Mexico Security & Defense

Press Release

Nov 29, 2022

Atlantic Council announces signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with NATO Allied Command Transformation on deepening transatlantic relations

Today, the Atlantic Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NATO’s Allied Command Transformation to leverage their complementary strengths to collaborate on the military transformation of the Alliance at this crossroads moment for transatlantic security and defense. The agreement also informs key transatlantic policy debates.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

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


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