Jon Dunne

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Erich Frandrup

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Cohen joins CNBC to discuss Iranian seizure of oil tanker

In the News

Economic Sanctions Iran

Sat, Jul 20, 2019

Dagres interviewed in ABC Australia on Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Iran’s attack on US drone escalates tensions in the Gulf

Barbara Slavin believes the string of incidents over the last several weeks means “it is time for diplomats to meet to discuss ways of getting out of this mess.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

A close call: US and Russian ships avoid collision

The near collision of US and Russian warships in the Philippine Sea on June 7 is just the latest close call between the two nations’ militaries that have increasingly found themselves in tense encounters around the globe. While a crisis was averted, the next time may be different.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Maritime Security Russia

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

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Tue, May 14, 2019

Attacks on Saudi oil stations raise tensions in volatile Gulf

Drones purportedly flown by Houthi rebels in Yemen attacked Saudi oil pumping stations on May 14, creating a new flash point in a region already on edge over rising tensions between the United States and Iran.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Bad advice

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently advocated building intermediate-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles to target and presumably use against Russia. No doubt Poroshenko calculated that he might gain a political advantage during the final days of a tough campaign for reelection by adopting this hawkish stance. And he may have also thought it made military […]

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank

Conflict Defense Industry

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Too little, too late

On November 25, the Russian Coast Guard attacked and illegally seized three Ukrainian naval vessels on international waters in the Black Sea. The twenty-four Ukrainian sailors on board were arrested for having violated Russian territorial waters and jailed in the nineteenth century KGB prison Lefortovo in Moscow. These Ukrainian sailors were on Ukrainian vessels going […]

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

Russia looks to strike at Ukraine’s south again?

An escalation at the Azov Sea will threaten social stability in southeastern Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Maritime Security

Fri, Jan 4, 2019

Cheap ways to make Putin pay in Ukraine

Six weeks ago, Russia attacked Ukraine in the Straits of Kerch and it made international news. US President Donald Trump canceled a high-level meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in response. Other governments denounced the Kremlin’s actions. Then the news faded. Right now, the weak Western response means that Putin has gained a tactical advantage, […]

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst

Conflict Economic Sanctions