Featured commentary & analysis

Featured in-depth research & reports

Leadership

Christopher Skaluba

Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Lauren Speranza

Deputy Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Clementine G. Starling

Associate Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Experts

Ann-Sofie Dahl

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Christopher Skaluba

Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Clementine G. Starling

Associate Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Erwan Lagadec

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Toward a more flexible NATO nuclear posture

Over the past decade and a half, Russia has placed an increased emphasis on nuclear weapons in its military strategy and doctrine. Moscow’s assertive “escalate-to-de-escalate” nuclear strategy poses a distinguishable threat to NATO nations, and requires greater strategic thinking about NATO’s nuclear posture. After a quarter century of reducing its reliance on nuclear weapons, NATO […]

Issue Brief by Matthew Kroenig

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

NATO’s new frontlines

Security and deterrence in the Baltic Sea region.

Issue Brief by Elisabeth Braw

NATO Northern Europe

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Enhancing the US-Swedish defense relationship

Security and deterrence in the Baltic Sea region.

Issue Brief by Magnus Nordenman

NATO Partnerships Northern Europe

Tue, Oct 4, 2016

A NATO strategy for security in the Black Sea region

NATO faces a worsening security environment defined by Russia’s growing willingness to challenge the West and a Europe whole, free, and at peace. In this new geo-political context the Black Sea region is one of the central friction zones between Russia and NATO. While the Alliance has recently pledged to protect its eastern flank against […]

Issue Brief by Steven Horrell

Maritime Security NATO

Tue, Jul 5, 2016

Updating NATO’s maritime strategy

On the eve of the 2016 Warsaw Summit, NATO faces a new and challenging security environment dominated by a revanchist Russia increasingly willing to challenge the West and turbulence and violence across the Mediterranean’s southern rim. In this new security environment, the maritime domains around Europe are potential friction zones and where these challenges increasingly […]

Issue Brief by STEVEN HORRELL, MAGNUS NORDENMAN, WALTER B. SLOCOMBE

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Brexit: What’s at stake for US security interests?

On June 23, 2016, a referendum will decide whether Britain will leave the European Union (EU) or remain a member. Britain’s departure from the EU would affect the rest of the world, because it would have implications for a broad spectrum of international concerns–very importantly, international security. For the United States, Britain remains among the […]

Bremain vs Brexit by WALTER B. SLOCOMBE

NATO Security & Defense

Fri, Jun 3, 2016

A US strategy for building defense and deterrence in the Baltic states

Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, the Baltic States have come into sharp focus as a key friction zone between a much more assertive Russia on the one hand, and the United States, NATO, and the broader transatlantic community on the other. NATO and the United States have made promising first steps to better […]

Issue Brief by DAMON WILSON AND MAGNUS NORDENMAN

NATO Northern Europe

Fri, Jun 3, 2016

Countering Russian aggression in Eastern Europe

The past decade has witnessed a marked increase in Russian aggression and assertiveness. Many Eastern European nations, the Baltic States in particular, have recognized this disturbing and fundamental change in the European security environment and are responding both nationally and multilaterally. In “Countering Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe,” Jonathan P. Dunne, the Scowcroft Center’s US […]

Issue Brief by JONATHAN P. DUNNE

Eastern Europe NATO

Thu, May 26, 2016

Cyber, extended deterrence, and NATO

Cyber is relevant in conflict as well as in lesser circumstances such as espionage and crime. This paper focuses on a conflict, both conventional and hybrid, with an adversary, such as Russia, that has advanced cyber capabilities (Tier V/VI as designated by the Defense Science Board) and includes a conflict with an improving, but less capable nation-state such as Iran.

Issue Brief by FRANKLIN D. KRAMER, ROBERT J. BUTLER, AND CATHERINE LOTRIONTE

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Fri, May 6, 2016

NATO’s next consortium: Maritime patrol aircraft

Airborne systems to provide MDA, and maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) in particular, stand out among the most important and urgent maritime requirements. Maritime patrol aircraft fulfill a number of roles, from high-end Anti-Submarine Warfare and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) to maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), and search and rescue at sea. NATO members must now recapture these capabilities and invest in a robust maritime patrol aircraft fleet.

Issue Brief by Magnus Nordenman

Europe & Eurasia Maritime Security

Events

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

The New Battle for the Atlantic

As the world enters the 'maritime century,' mounting tensions between Russia and the NATO Alliance and an increasingly sophisticated Russian navy have begun to reshape the maritime security environment in the North Atlantic. Convening a panel of noted European security experts, this public discussion will evaluate how the United States and NATO must rebuild and adapt their strategy and capabilities to secure the strategic link between the United States and Europe.

3:00pm Washington DC

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond

The next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series and launch of a new Issue Brief, "Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond" by Stephen Ganote, features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives.

4:30pm Washington DC