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.



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

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Leave Ukraine out of the Ukraine scandal

I have one request for American political elites: stop making Ukraine a political football in the internal affairs of the United States. Nothing less than our security and Europe’s security depends on it.

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Honcharenko

Crisis Management Defense Policy

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Untapped Potential of the US-Colombia Partnership

Creating a Modernized Plan for the Bilateral Relationship

In-Depth Research & Reports by the Atlantic Council’s US-Colombia Task Force

Civil Society Colombia

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Securing Northern Europe: Toward a comprehensive approach

As Northern Europe finds itself on the front line of systemic great-power competition it has the consider three main challenges: an assertive Russia, changing dynamics in the transatlantic link and the development of a European defense. This present a unique window of opportunity to develop a comprehensive regional approach, bringing together the Baltic Sea, the North Atlantic and the Arctic.

Issue Brief by Anna Wieslander and Elin Schiffer

Europe & Eurasia NATO