Atlantic Council at the Washington NATO Summit

Atlantic Council at the Washington NATO Summit

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Atlantic Council at the Washington NATO Summit
  • Jenna Ben-Yehuda’s main takeaways from the 2024 NATO Summit

    JENNA BEN-YEHUDA’S MAIN TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2024 NATO SUMMIT - Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Jenna Ben-Yehuda breaks down the main takeaways from the 75th NATO Summit and NATO Public Forum. She analyzes the “strengthened approach” the allies took on Ukraine, the alliance’s language tow...

  • What are the main takeaways from NATO’s Washington Summit Declaration?

    WHAT ARE THE MAIN TAKEAWAYS FROM NATO’S WASHINGTON SUMMIT DECLARATION? - NATO leaders have released the Washington Summit Declaration, a consensus document setting forth what the Alliance stands for. Our experts Matthew Kroenig, Vice President and Senior Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strat...

  • Did the 2024 NATO Summit go far enough on Ukraine?

    DID THE 2024 NATO SUMMIT GO FAR ENOUGH ON UKRAINE? THE COUNTRY'S FORMER PRIME MINISTER RESPONDS - Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk reacts to NATO's Washington Summit Declaration promising a "bridge" to NATO membership for Ukraine and an "irreversible path to full Euro-Atlantic i...

  • The Czech president on next steps for transatlantic cooperation post-NATO Summit

    CZECH PRESIDENT PETR PAVEL ON NEXT STEPS FOR US-EU COOPERATION POST-NATO SUMMIT - Czechia has become a leader in the transatlantic community and a steadfast supporter of Ukraine. As part of their support, Czech leaders have advocated for Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration, with officials such as...

  • Outcomes and the path forward to Ukraine’s NATO membership

    BEYOND THE SUMMIT: OUTCOMES AND THE PATH FORWARD TO UKRAINE’S NATO MEMBERSHIP - This month’s NATO Summit was a historic one, marking seventy-five years for the Alliance that is currently faced with unprecedented challenges threatening democracy and stability across the globe. Bolstered by the new...

  • Poland's Foreign Minister at the NATO Public Forum

    Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski told the NATO Public Forum that his country will "do whatever it takes not to be a Russian colony again."

    He also told the crowd gathered in Washington, DC, that Poland is already spending 4% of GDP on defense in 2024. He was speaking to the...

  • Day 1 - 2024 NATO Public Forum

    The NATO Public Forum is a public event jointly organised by NATO and the Host Nation Government with civil society organisations, taking place during the Summit meetings of NATO’s Heads of State and Government.

    The Public Forum aims to promote a better public understanding of NATO’s policies an...

  • Lloyd Austin: "We will defend every inch of NATO"

    US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed the US commitment to NATO, saying, "We will defend every inch of NATO, and we will continue to strengthen NATO's collective defense and deterrence."

    He spoke at the NATO Public Forum in Washington, DC, on the sidelines of the 2024 NATO Summit.

  • NATO Secretary General: "China is the main enabler" of war in Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said China "can't have it both ways."

    "They cannot believe they can have a kind of normal relationship with NATO allies in North America and Europe, and then continue to fuel the war in Europe," he added.

    Stoltenberg spoke at the NATO Public Forum in Wash...

  • NATO & the Atlantic Council: Shaping the global future together

    Explore the history and impactful roles of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Atlantic Council.

    From NATO’s inception 75 years ago after World War II to its pivotal role in maintaining Cold War stability, and the Atlantic Council’s mission to promoting transatlantic cooperati...

  • So what’s the strategy for NATO?

    In part one of this special episode of “So What’s the Strategy?” as host Matthew Kroenig dives into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s effectiveness and strategic posture. Featuring insights from Dr. Benedetta Berti, the Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO...

  • Turkey’s emerging defense technologies and the future of NATO

    TURKEY’S EMERGING DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF NATO - Turkey’s experience and prowess in defense technologies, particularly in robotic warfare, can strengthen collective capabilities and enhance the Alliance’s strategic edge with an eye to current and future threats. Through our event, ...

  • Cooperation in NATO’s northeast

    THE NORDIC-BALTIC REGION: COOPERATION IN NATO’S NORTHEAST - Since last year’s Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, the security landscape in NATO’s northeast has shifted significantly. New defense plans and strong defense spending, coupled with the historic accession of Sweden and Finland, has reshaped ...

  • Experts' Take: What to expect at the NATO Summit in Washington

    Join the Atlantic Council this week in Washington, DC, for the 2024 NATO Summit and NATO Public Forum.

    Our experts Ian Brzezinski, Kristen Taylor, and Ryan Arick, break down what to expect as allies gather in the US capital to deal with the wide-ranging global challenges facing the transatlantic...

  • Irene Fellin on NATO's commitment to Women, Peace, and Security

  • Join the conversation at the 2024 NATO Public Forum in Washington

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION AT THE 2024 NATO PUBLIC FORUM IN WASHINGTON - Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, explores NATO’s history, from its founding by twelve nations in 1949 to its current thirty-two members, including Finland and Sweden, and discusses NATO’s role in safegu...

  • A transatlantic agenda for an era of conflict and confrontation

    WARSAW WEEK 2024: A TRANSATLANTIC AGENDA FOR AN ERA OF CONFLICT AND CONFRONTATION - Europe’s relationship with defense has fundamentally shifted from a more cautious approach to one focused on developing greater capacity to both support Ukraine and prepare for potential conflict on the continent....

  • The transatlantic geopolitics of data transfers

    WHO’S A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK? THE TRANSATLANTIC GEOPOLITICS OF DATA TRANSFERS - The US government this year has taken two major steps altering its long-held commitment to unrestricted transfers of personal data from the United States. In February, the Biden administration issued an Executive Or...

  • What’s next for the EU?

    WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE EU? - Following the European Parliament elections in early June, the European Union (EU) will undergo a period of transition. Over the summer, the heads of the EU’s member states will meet to debate the bloc’s political priorities and direction, and decide on key leadership po...

  • Smart in 60 Seconds: Does NATO still matter?

    In an era of conflict, international relationships are being tested, and as NATO prepares for its 75th annual summit in Washington in a heated election year, some are questioning the alliance's relevance to US security.

    Richard D. Hooker Jr., a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council...

  • Priorities for the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington

    A BACK-TO-BUSINESS BIRTHDAY: PRIORITIES FOR THE 2024 NATO SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON - As NATO accelerates preparations for its 75th Anniversary Summit taking place in Washington this July, the transatlantic alliance will have much to celebrate. The accession of Finland and Sweden has added two highly-...

  • Day 2 - 2024 NATO Public Forum

    The NATO Public Forum is a public event jointly organised by NATO and the Host Nation Government with civil society organisations, taking place during the Summit meetings of NATO’s Heads of State and Government.

    The Public Forum aims to promote a better public understanding of NATO’s policies an...