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Wed, Aug 18, 2021

Experts react: What the fall of Afghanistan means for Europe

As policymakers in Washington grapple with the stark reality of losing Afghanistan, their counterparts across Europe are no less flummoxed over what happens next. Will Brussels be as ready to support future American foreign policy initiatives?

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council experts

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Aug 17, 2021

The UK, France, and the United States in Sweden’s vicinity: Strategic interests and military activities

As a response to the deteriorated security situation, following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine, the UK, France, and the United States have substantially increased their presence and engagement in Sweden’s vicinity.

Report by Anna Wieslander, Viktor Lundquist

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Fri, Jul 30, 2021

Securing digital infrastructure: How transatlantic partners can lead transformative investment in global connectivity

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell spoke at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

Event Recap by Alyxandra Marine

China Cybersecurity

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of "Buy American" policies have cast doubt on the ability of foreign suppliers to provide crucial defense goods and services to the US Department of Defense in times of crisis or conflict. Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik recommends the expansion of security of supply agreements (among other measures) to fully leverage the defense-industrial bases of US allies and partners and best support US security priorities.

Issue Brief by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Estonian Prime Minister H.E. Kaja Kallas on securing digital infrastructure with ‘trusted connectivity’

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Rep. Ro Khanna, and NSC Sr. Director Peter Harrell speak at the Atlantic Council on challenges to securing infrastructure and the promise of a "trusted connectivity" approach.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Estonian president: Our connected world needs a trusted architecture

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Anne Neuberger, deputy US national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, made the case for "trusted connectivity" at the Atlantic Council.

New Atlanticist by Nick Fouriezos

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on combating digital threats with ‘trusted connectivity’

The Estonian president and Anne Neuberger, US deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity and emerging technology, appeared at the Atlantic Council to discuss the world's digital challenges ahead. Here's the full transcript.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Internet

Tue, May 18, 2021

Predictable strategy and unpredictable operations: The implications of agility in Northern Europe

As the US military becomes increasingly agile, its evolving strategy and activities pose implications for cooperation with allies, deterrence, and stability in Northern Europe.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Conor Rodihan, Matthew R. Crouch, Ronald C. Fairbanks

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Wed, May 12, 2021

Falling in: The deterrent value of Host Nation Support in the Baltic Sea region

Host Nation Support plays a vital, yet often overlooked, role in enabling NATO’s overall deterrence strategy for the Baltic Sea region.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Kathleen McInnis and Connor McPartland

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia
resilience, society

Mon, May 3, 2021

A transatlantic agenda for homeland security and resilience beyond COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disclosed the importance of resilient power – a society’s capability to absorb unexpected major shocks, handle and adapt to these, and then, most importantly, bounce back. As the pandemic still rages, endurance has become a major challenge for individuals, institutions, companies, and societies. It emphasizes another dimension of resilience: it is not only about how fast society is able to bounce back and recover at a certain moment, but also how it can withstand repeated shocks over time.

Report by Anna Wieslander

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus