In-depth series on defense and deterrence
Deterring Russian aggression requires a proactive defense posture from both the United States and NATO. An enhanced US presence in the region not only bolsters allied defense, but also contributes to broader Alliance cohesion.
In our series of in-depth task force reports, our experts provide a plan to strengthen US and NATO posture after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine (Defending every inch of NATO territory), outline how host nation support contributes to NATO’s deterrence strategy (Falling In), and assess how to focus NATO’s and the EU’s military mobility efforts (Moving Out).
In-Depth Research & Reports May 12, 2021
Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region
By Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland
Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.
Through in-depth research and timely analysis, our experts assess the landscape of defense capabilities and provide recommendations to maintain NATO’s competitive edge in air power, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and emerging technologies.
Report Nov 14, 2019
Over the horizon: NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the Baltic Sea region
By Task Force Co-Chairs: ADM Mark E. Ferguson, III, USN (Ret.) and AM Sir Christopher Harper, RAF (Ret.) Project Director: Dr. Richard D. Hooker, Jr.
NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance is about getting the right information to the right person at the right time in the right format.
Report Oct 7, 2019
The implications of fifth-generation aircraft for transatlantic airpower: A primer
By Secretary Deborah Lee James and Dr. Daniel Gouré
A new operational architecture is being created, one in which fifth-generation platforms are nodes on a network that spans multiple domains.
Issue Brief Apr 2, 2019
Transatlantic air power and what to do now
By General Frank Gorenc, USAF (Ret.)
While the United States and its NATO Allies and partners have enjoyed three decades of air supremacy, the pendulum is now swinging in the other direction. As a great power competition with Russia plays out in Europe, the United States and its Allies in NATO must reassess the role and importance of the air domain to transatlantic security.
Fast Thinking Dec 2, 2020
FAST THINKING: NATO’s 138-point plan for survival
By Atlantic Council
This week’s summit of NATO foreign ministers featured the release of an internal report on what it can do to stay relevant over the next decade. The study comes as the Alliance aims to recover from the drift of the Trump era and grapple with new challenges from Russia and China.
New Atlanticist Mar 30, 2020
Coronavirus and transatlantic security: Implications for defense planning
By Christopher Skaluba and Ian Brzezinski
Once the West gains control over the coronavirus, NATO and its national defense establishments will have to conduct a hard-nosed assessment of the longer-term military implications and requirements that flow from the current reality—that pandemics can, within weeks, debilitate populations, sink economies, shutter borders, degrade military operations, and fragment unity among the closest of allies.
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