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


Nika Aleksejeva

Lead Researcher for the Baltics, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Jorge Benitez

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

Ann-Sofie Dahl

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Transatlantic Security Initiative


Thu, May 16, 2019

Strong support for the EU in Sweden ahead of European elections

Overall, the Swedish debate on the EU has been criticized by experts and journalists for failing to address central questions, such as how the EU should prevent another economic crisis and how the deepening defense cooperation could progress further.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

Elections European Union

Mon, May 13, 2019

Sweden and European defense: Why words matter

Through more visible participation in the debate on European defense and strategic autonomy, Sweden could gain more influence and bring in important regional issues related to Baltic Sea security, thus shaping long-term visions and frameworks for European defense and strategic autonomy.

New Atlanticist by Elin Schiffer

Defense Policy European Union

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Finland’s elections: Big lessons from a small country?

A coalition government led by the Social Democrats, while opposed to seeking NATO membership, is unlikely to change current Finnish policy of keeping the option open.

New Atlanticist by Leo Michel

Elections NATO

Mon, Apr 1, 2019

What makes an ally? Sweden and Finland as NATO partners

Hesitation toward Alliance membership has not prevented Sweden or Finland from closer cooperation with NATO on territorial defense.

New Atlanticist by Anna Wieslander

NATO NATO Partnerships

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Here’s how to tackle money laundering

Europe needs to go to the root of the problem — dirty money that primarily originates in Russia.

New Atlanticist by Anders Åslund

Corruption European Union

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Seminar on fighting disinformation by democratic means

The seminar brought together journalists, academic experts, civil society and representatives of government and organizations to discuss the challenge presented by disinformation and different ways to improve resilience ahead of a string of elections in Europe during 2019.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Northern Europe

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

#StrongerWithAllies: Meet the Latvian who leads NATO’s fight against fake news

Sarts believes the ultimate defense against fake news will be to inoculate people against it.

New Atlanticist by Hal Foster

Disinformation NATO

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Why Ukraine should abandon efforts to criminalize illicit enrichment

In late February, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the criminal code’s article criminalizing illicit enrichment unconstitutional. The response among activists, independent media, and Western embassies was unanimous: the decision was a massive step back for Ukraine. It undid the small but real progress that the country had made toward prosecuting corrupt officials. However, this […]

UkraineAlert by Leonid Antonenko

Corruption Northern Europe

Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Kalensky Quoted in EU Observer on Estonia Warning EU of Russian Security Threat

Read the full article here

In the News by Jakub Kalenský

Northern Europe

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Lithuania: NATO should step up in post-INF reality

The Lithuanian government continues to make the case that limiting arms-control efforts to the 9M729 outlawed by the INF Treaty is a short-sighted and dangerously narrow view

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Arms Control NATO