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Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Binnendijk and Koster in Defense News: NATO needs a new core task

Hans Binnendijk and Ambassador Timo S. Koster write that NATO should adopt “conserve stability” as a fourth core task with a global focus.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Timo S. Koster

Americas China

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Busch in The Hill: USMCA needs the WTO even more than NAFTA did

Marc Busch writes that the World Trade Organization (WTO) backstopped NAFTA in the past and must backstop USMCA now if the new trade deal is to succeed.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Ian Brzezinski testifies to House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Russian bounties on US troops

Russian Bounties on US Troops: Why Hasn’t the Administration Responded?


Russia Security & Defense

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

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

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Unpacking the NATO Leaders’ Meeting

On Wednesday, December 4, transatlantic leaders gather in London for the NATO Leaders’ Meeting. Marking the 70th anniversary of the military alliance, the meeting is an opportunity to take stock of NATO’s progress over the last three major summits and discuss how to transform the Alliance for the future. The summit will come at a tense time for the Alliance, with allies divided over issues such as trade, burden-sharing, Syria, and Iran, while the meeting’s host country will be only a few days away from a general election. Following the summit and rounding off NATO’s historic 70th anniversary year, Amb. Alexander Vershbow, Chris Skaluba, and Andrew Marshall, discuss key takeaways from the Leaders Meeting and priorities for the NATO alliance moving forward.

Press and members call by Atlantic Council

NATO Security & Defense

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

NATO members are picking up the burden

While movement towards 2 percent may seem slow, it is clear that NATO allies are making significant changes to their defense spending.

Infographic by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Enhancing security and defense in the Baltic States

On October 13, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a private roundtable on “Enhancing Security and Defense in the Baltic States”. The session featured a keynote address by LTG Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Chief of Defense of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, and a moderated discussion led by James Hasik, Nonresident Senior Fellow for Defense with the Brent […]

Event Recap by Lauren Speranza and Marija Vaicekauskaite

NATO Northern Europe