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The Future Europe Initiative promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

Experts

Marta Kepe

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Kathleen J. McInnis

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Leo Michel

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Robert Nurick

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative

Content

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

What the United States can learn from Europe on fighting cyberattacks and disinformation

If you want to deal effectively with cyber challenges then you need to address not just the computer part…but the political part as well, the human being behind the attack,” said Jonatan Vseviov, the Estonian ambassador to the United States.

New Atlanticist by John Burton

Disinformation European Union

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

NATO Engages transcript: Heating up: The impact of climate security on the Alliance

H.E. Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway speaks to Ambassador Boris Ruge, vice chairman of the Munich Security Conference at NATO Engages 2019.

Transcripts by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action NATO

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 […]

Event Recap by

Northern Europe

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