Category: International

Wrestling the Russian Bear

NATO should no longer allow its fears of “wrestling the Russian bear” to excuse inaction in Syria. If Americans and Europeans do not act soon to protect Syrian civilians and counter Russia’s weaponization of refugees, Europe may be wrestled to the mat.

NATO in an Era of Global Competition

As NATO winds down its combat operation in Afghanistan, the Alliance faces the most strategically constraining and competitive security environment since the end of the Cold War. The rise of Asia, changing demographics, disruptive technologies, the shale gas revolution, and an uncertain US leadership role in the world will all significantly impact NATO’s future trajectory.

The Naval Alliance: Preparing NATO for a Maritime Century

For more than a decade, NATO has been engaged in expeditionary ground-centric operations that have shaped the strategic thinking, capabilities, and planning of the Alliance and its members. But moving forward, NATO must also consider its role in the global maritime domain as it relates to transatlantic security and interests, as well as NATO operations.

Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO

Over the last decade, cyber threats have continued to advance in both depth and breadth with the expansion of exploitation, disruption, and destruction activities. In warfighting, as demonstrated in conflicts in Crimea, Syria, and Iraq, cyber capabilities are increasingly being integrated as part of adversarial attack strategies. Cyber vulnerabilities are one of NATO’s and its […]