People look out of the window of a house on a flooded street following a storm in the village of Pribrezhe, Crimea November 28, 2023. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

New Atlanticist

Nov 30, 2023

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin surrogates accuse the US of using ‘climate weapons’ in Crimea

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Following a severe storm in the Black Sea heavily impacted Crimea, pro-Kremlin sources circulated a conspiracy suggesting the US used a weather weapon.

Artificial Intelligence Climate Change & Climate Action

In the News

Oct 20, 2023

Wieslander participates in Riga Conference 2023

On Friday, October 20, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, attended the Riga Conference, organized by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in Riga. She participated in the Panel “Madrid, Vilnius, Washington – Milestones for NATO’s generational Change” together with David Cattler, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security, Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, European Council on […]

NATO Northern Europe

Memo to...

Oct 10, 2023

Memo to the president: A bold agenda for the Washington summit: How to advance vital US interests by helping Ukraine win and defining its path to NATO membership

The upcoming NATO summit marking the Alliance's seventy-fifth anniversary presents an opportunity for US leadership to meet this danger by taking steps to provide Ukraine the means to win the war and by setting a clear path for Ukraine’s membership in NATO.

Central Europe Conflict

In the News

Oct 4, 2023

Wieslander participates in Warsaw Security Forum

On Wednesday, October 4, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, attended the Warsaw Security Forum, hosted by the Casimir Pulas Foundation in Warsaw. She participated in the Panel “Baltic Sea – North Sea: Northern Maritime Dimension of NATO Collective Defence” together with Anne Marie Aanerud, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander of […]

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New Atlanticist

Oct 2, 2023

How the Menendez scandal could end up with Turkey getting F-16s—and Sweden getting into NATO

By Grady Wilson

As chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Menendez signaled his opposition to the sale of F-16s to Ankara early and often.

Defense Technologies Economy & Business


Sep 19, 2023

Putin “knows very well” NATO poses no security threat to Russia

By Peter Dickinson

Russia's recent demilitarization of its NATO borders proves that Putin does not view alliance as a genuine security threat and makes a complete mockery of Kremlin propaganda blaming the invasion of Ukraine on NATO, writes Peter Dickinson.

Conflict Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Sep 6, 2023

Alternative security futures in the High North

By David Auerswald

Climate change, combined with increasing geopolitical competition and hostilities, has focused renewed attention on national security interests in the Arctic. By 2035, how will those variables combine to influence the High North?

China Climate Change & Climate Action

New Atlanticist

Aug 31, 2023

Russian War Report: Russia deploys revamped cruise missile warship

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Russia has deployed one of its biggest warships, which serves as a cruise missile launch platform, from a Black Sea port.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Aug 23, 2023

Dahl featured in Omni, discussing the Danish response to the recent Quran burnings in Sweden and Kremlins response

By Ann-Sofie Dahl

On August 23, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Ann-Sofie Dahl was mentioned in Omni, discussing the Danish response to the recent Quran burnings in Sweden and how the Kremlin has reacted to these developments (text in Swedish).   

Northern Europe Russia

In the News

Aug 16, 2023

Wieslander interviewed on TV 4 Nyhetsmorgon

On Tuesday, August 15, Anna Wieslander, director for Northern Europe, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon to discuss why Sweden’s entry into NATO is delayed. “The agreement coincided with the summer break of the parliaments that must ratify Sweden’s NATO membership. [Sweden] could, however, have worked faster than October, which has been suggested as the date for […]

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