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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

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

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Baltic porcupine: Harnessing the fourth industrial revolution

Russia’s proximity to the Baltic states and their distance from other NATO Allies presents the Alliance with a fundamental problem: if a crisis were to erupt with little warning in the Baltic states, NATO reinforcements may not be able to arrive quickly enough to stop a rapid Russian advance.

9:30am Washington DC

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

NATO at 70: Refocusing for change?

The 70th anniversary of the Washington Treaty, the founding document of NATO, represents more than just a historical moment to commemorate NATO’s past, but also an opportunity to address the challenges facing the Alliance today and its mission going forward.At this critical juncture, the Alliance faces an era of renewed great power competition, with the European security environment increasingly contested by both traditional and nontraditional actors. Challenges such as Russia’s aggression towards neighboring states and China’s increasing investment in Europe are forcing the United States and its NATO Allies to reimagine the Alliance’s approach to collective defense. While NATO is making progress on issues such as defense spending and military readiness, the Alliance must work with greater urgency to respond to 21st century challenges.

2:30pm Washington DC

Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Northern European security and regional defense cooperation

The security environment in Northern Europe is quickly evolving, with maritime challenges in the North Atlantic, rising threats from the east in the Baltic Sea region, and increasing military activity in the Arctic placing a new emphasis on defense in Northern Europe. These are critical challenges to the five Nordic countries—Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden—which have taken numerous actions to address them, including hosting and participating in a robust schedule of military exercises, including NATO’s Trident Juncture 18.

2:00pm Washington DC

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Beyond the headlines on NATO defense spending and 2%: A transatlantic dialogue

On April 4, NATO allies will celebrate the Alliance’s 70th anniversary and the signing of the Washington Treaty. The extraordinary success of NATO over the past 70 years has been defined by the commitment to the transatlantic bond and the deep relationships forged between allies, such as the United States and Germany. With increased instability to NATO’s east and south, collective defense remains of great importance to ensure the future security and stability of Europe.

2:30pm Berlin, Germany 10117

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

US force posture in North Central Europe: Adapting to strategic realities

North Central Europe has become a central point of confrontation between the West and a revisionist Russia. Moscow’s invasion and continued occupation of Georgian and Ukrainian territories, its military build-up in Russia’s Western Military District and Kaliningrad, and its “hybrid” warfare against Western societies have heightened instability in the region and have made collective defense and deterrence an urgent mission for the United States and NATO.

11:30am Washington DC

Tue, Aug 7, 2018

A Conversation with UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson CBE MP

A Conversation with the UK’s Defense SecretaryThe Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson CBE MP Welcome and Introduction Gen James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)Interim Chairman Chairman, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and SecurityAtlantic Council  Keynote Remarks The Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson CBE MP Secretary of State for DefenceMinistry of Defence of the United Kingdom Moderated Conversation and Q&A The Rt. Hon. Gavin […]

10:30am Washington DC

Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Strategic challenges in the Baltic Sea region

As an assertive Russia continues to threaten the stability and security of the Baltic Sea region, NATO’s deterrence posture and readiness continues to evolve. The nations of Northern Europe are also working to address the current gaps in national defense capabilities and ensure the security of the Baltic Sea region.

9:00am Washington DC

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Raising the curtain on the 2018 NATO Brussels Summit

Raising the Curtain on the 2018 NATO Brussels Summit Welcoming Remarks:Mr. Damon WilsonExecutive Vice PresidentAtlantic Council Opening Remarks:H.E. Raimundas KaroblisMinister of National DefenseRepublic of Lithuania Opening Keynote: US Priorities for European SecurityMr. Thomas GoffusDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATOUS Department of Defense Moderated Q&A:Mr. Thomas Goffus Moderator:Magnus NordenmanDirector, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft […]

10:00am Washington DC