The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.

Experts

Hans Binnendijk

Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

John Blocher

Senior US Air Force Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Matt Brand

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Henrik Breitenbauch

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Ian Brzezinski

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Haddad in Foreign Policy: Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia France
Candle in the Dark Destruction Cole

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A candle in the dark: US national security strategy for artificial intelligence

AI is expected to have a transformational impact on the future of geopolitics, defense, and security. The emerging geopolitical and security context influencing the future of AI technology development has been driven by the erosion of traditional geopolitical frameworks, increased conflict between liberalism and authoritarianism, the pervasiveness of social media use and 4IR-driven digitization of […]

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Tate Nurkin; Stephen Rodriguez

China Conflict
NATO leaders pose for a group photo

Sat, Dec 7, 2019

NATO’s China challenge

China has emerged as the most formidable challenge that has ever faced NATO.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China National Security

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Unpacking the NATO Leaders’ Meeting

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Transcripts by Atlantic Council

NATO Security & Defense

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Ullman in UPI: NATO must recognize Russia as political, economic threat

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Crisis Management

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

NATO leaders disperse the storm clouds in London

Despite a litany of high-profile disagreements between allies over the last few weeks, the NATO Leaders’ Meeting in London on December 4 “ended on a very positive note,” with a “pretty substantial declaration and agenda for the future,” according to Alexander Vershbow. The meeting, Vershbow observed, “went in like a lion and out like a lamb.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

NATO

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Bryza joins TRT World to discuss the NATO Summit

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Don’t be fooled: Russia is still NATO’s greatest challenge

“Russia has shown with its actions that it is a serious security threat,” Estonian defense minister Jüri Luik said during a panel discussion on Baltic and Black sea security during the NATO engages event in London on December 3. “For Lithuania, [Russia] is the only external existential threat we have,” added Lithuanian defense minister Raimundas Karoblis.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

NATO Northern Europe

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Norwegian PM explains how NATO can help combat climate change

Solberg admitted that she doesn’t think “we will solve this by our defense part of NATO,” but stressed that NATO leaders can help spur greater action. “What we really have to do,” she said, “is [to] stop climate change [and] make sure that we invest now instead of having to invest a lot in the future to work on the damages. It is much less costly to prevent climate change than it will be to adapt to it – on all levels of our society.”

New Atlanticist by Om Arvind

Climate Change & Climate Action NATO

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Trudeau and Rutte say NATO’s future is “bright,” not “brain-dead”

Trudeau said that “NATO has survived for seventy years because we’ve always had frank, real conversations. There have been disagreements that we’ve worked through. There have been differences and prospective differences in priorities that have ended up with a more resilient, more flexible, more agile organization that has adapted to the times we’ve had.”

New Atlanticist by John Burton

NATO United States and Canada