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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

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Securing Northern Europe

On September 20, 2019, the Atlantic Council Northern Europe organized a seminar highlighting the launch of a new issue brief titled ‘Securing Northern Europe: Toward A Comprehensive Approach’. Director for Northern Europe Anna Wieslander and Project Assistant Elin Schiffer presented the report for an audience consisting of invited members of parliament, civil servants, foreign diplomats […]

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Michel in Maanpuolustus: Finnish defence policy: One American’s perspective

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Northern Europe
Baltic Sea Security, NATO

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

The importance of Baltic navies ensuring Baltic Sea security

The commander of US Naval Forces Europe and Africa and NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples argues that "a strong alliance of navies will enable us all to maintain the most basic human rights: freedom and safety."

New Atlanticist by Adm. James G. Foggo III

Maritime Security NATO

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Binnendijk and Shapiro in Defense News: A guide to how the US and Finland can enhance defense cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Northern Europe

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

On the ground with Iron Wolf: NATO put to the test

An up-close look at NATO forces preparing to defend the Alliance's vital eastern flank.

Photo Essay by Ieva Budzeikaite

NATO Northern Europe

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Trashing friends puts America last

By tying the national interest to unilateral territorial demands, the US president puts himself in the same camp as Vladimir Putin. Putin’s strategy is also dismissive of international rules and the sovereignty of smaller nations, and appears to hold that only through force and intimidation can Russia advance its interests.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

International Norms Northern Europe

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

The US should not see Europe as a competitor, Latvian prime minister argues

“When you combine the European Union’s market with the US market, you have clear dominance in world affairs,” Kariņš argued.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

European Union Northern Europe

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Melians’ revenge

How can small, frontline, European states defend against Russia? Emerging, high-tech, and low cost systems can provide the answer.

Issue Brief by Dr. T.X. Hammes

Drones NATO

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 […]

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