The Future Europe Initiative promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.



Baltic Sea Security, NATO

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

The importance of Baltic navies ensuring Baltic Sea security

The commander of US Naval Forces Europe and Africa and NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples argues that "a strong alliance of navies will enable us all to maintain the most basic human rights: freedom and safety."

New Atlanticist by Adm. James G. Foggo III

Maritime Security NATO

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

On the ground with Iron Wolf: NATO put to the test

An up-close look at NATO forces preparing to defend the Alliance's vital eastern flank.

Photo Essay by Ieva Budzeikaite

NATO Northern Europe

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Trashing friends puts America last

By tying the national interest to unilateral territorial demands, the US president puts himself in the same camp as Vladimir Putin. Putin’s strategy is also dismissive of international rules and the sovereignty of smaller nations, and appears to hold that only through force and intimidation can Russia advance its interests.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

International Norms Northern Europe

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

The US should not see Europe as a competitor, Latvian prime minister argues

“When you combine the European Union’s market with the US market, you have clear dominance in world affairs,” Kariņš argued.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Northern Europe

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Melians’ revenge

How can small, frontline, European states defend against Russia? Emerging, high-tech, and low cost systems can provide the answer.

Issue Brief by Dr. T.X. Hammes

Drones NATO

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Roundtable with Henning Vaglum, Director General for Security Policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense

On May 2, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a private roundtable with Henning Vaglum, director general for security policy at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The session featured keynote remarks by Mr. Vaglum, followed by a moderated conversation led by TSI director Chris Skaluba. Russia’s increased activity in the Arctic and North Atlantic is […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Wed, May 29, 2019

Lithuania shuns populism with the election of a pro-EU president

Lithuania's presidential election has demonstrated the maturity of its electorate, who were not swayed by populism or extremism.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Elections Northern Europe

Thu, May 16, 2019

Strong support for the EU in Sweden ahead of European elections

Overall, the Swedish debate on the EU has been criticized by experts and journalists for failing to address central questions, such as how the EU should prevent another economic crisis and how the deepening defense cooperation could progress further.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

Elections European Union

Mon, May 13, 2019

Sweden and European defense: Why words matter

Through more visible participation in the debate on European defense and strategic autonomy, Sweden could gain more influence and bring in important regional issues related to Baltic Sea security, thus shaping long-term visions and frameworks for European defense and strategic autonomy.

New Atlanticist by Elin Schiffer

Defense Policy European Union