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.



Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Over the horizon: NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the Baltic Sea region

NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance is about getting the right information to the right person at the right time in the right format.

Report by Task Force Co-Chairs: ADM Mark E. Ferguson, III, USN (Ret.) and AM Sir Christopher Harper, RAF (Ret.) Project Director: Dr. Richard D. Hooker, Jr.

Drones Intelligence

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Cohen in Newsweek: After Syria Withdrawal, NATO Must Turn Its Attention to the Black Sea—and Georgia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

“Brain-dead” or not “brain-dead”? That is not the question.

Macron's interview is not about NATO or the United States, but rather about Europe. His interview reflects deep worries that Europe is gradually being on the menu of global power politics and about the means to ensure that it is at the table instead.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy France

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Bryza in Financial Times: Look elsewhere for British Steel’s saviour

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Haddad in the Economist’s “Emmanuel Macron on Europe’s fragile place in a hostile world”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Bel joins CBC News to discuss Macron’s view of NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy European Union

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Present at the re-creation: A global strategy for revitalizing, adapting, and defending a rules-based international system

We need a new strategy—one that is both ambitious and innovative, geared towards meeting the challenges and opportunities that the new decade brings.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China NATO

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Global risks 2035 update: Decline or new renaissance?

Our conclusion in 2016’s Global Risks 2035 was that state-on-state conflict posed a bigger threat than terrorism. In the two years since, the post-Cold War order has continued to unravel without a “new normal” emerging.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew J. Burrows

China NATO

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

NATO countries should help Egypt mitigate security challenge near Libyan border

Egypt is facing multiple security challenges for which a military solution is deficient. A complex interplay between internal and external challenges, as well as human and security challenges, is evident in western Egypt and within the area bordering Libya. The mix of harsh climatic conditions, inhospitable terrain, and lagging economic development, on one hand, and […]

MENASource by Amal Kandeel

Middle East NATO

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: Come La NATO Può Rifocalizzare Il Suo Impegno Sul Fronte Meridionale E L’italia Guidare Il Processo

Though NATO has made considerable progress in deterring an aggressive Russia to the east, it falls short in its "southern strategy." Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza suggest three major courses of action to develop NATO's strategy towards its southern flank.

Report by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia