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, 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

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: How NATO Can Refocus its Efforts in the South and Italy Can Lead the Charge

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

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

First female NATO number two hands over post amid Turkey crisis

The highest-ranking woman in Alliance history talks about the crisis in Syria and the success in encouraging gender balance throughout NATO.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

NATO Syria

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Benitez quoted in Yahoo Finance on NATO’s restrictions to punish Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Security & Defense

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Binnendijk in Defense News: A compromise is needed on trans-Atlantic defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Speranza quoted in Defense One on Turkey’s military ties to NATO and Russian influence

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Benitez quoted in Stars and Stripes on whether or not Turkey can be removed from NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

The implications of fifth-generation aircraft for transatlantic airpower: A primer

A new operational architecture is being created, one in which fifth-generation platforms are nodes on a network that spans multiple domains.

Report by Secretary Deborah Lee James and Dr. Daniel Gouré

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Events

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

The transatlantic partnership in 2020: A European perspective

The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative welcomes Ambassador Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Ambassador Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States, for a conversation on the European outlook for the transatlantic relationship.

3:00pm Washington DC