Opportunistic leaders in China, Russia, and elsewhere have used the virus as an excuse to further erode democracy and wage information warfare
CEPA President and CEO, Dr. Alina Polyakova, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on US policy toward the Black Sea Region
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.
In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage.
The United States and its allies are in the process of a contentious, protracted, and belated effort to assess and respond to the threats from Russia and China, amid disruptive economic, technological, and public health challenges.
The Kremlin aims to be the dominant power in Eurasia, using Russia’s size to exert strong influence over its neighbors and to bargain with big countries on an equal basis.
Russia’s military capabilities and plans, coupled with the changing nature of warfare and the disadvantageous topography of the Baltic states, shape the strategic outlook for the Baltic Sea region.
Alliance credibility — or lack of it — is, therefore, the key factor in regional security. It should not be taken for granted.
The operational and strategic roles of the different headquarters involved in the Baltic Sea region are unclear, and to outsiders even bewildering.
The security of the Atlantic alliance and all its member states is only as strong as that of its weakest and most peripheral members.
The building blocks of a seamless digital society
As sectors continue to grow more dependent on data flows, cybersecurity threats are becoming a bigger priority for the United States and the European Union.
5G networks will be the backbone of the future digital economy. Europe and the United States must work together to secure them.
Sharpening NATO’s Competitive Edge
The long-neglected High North is changing fast. An international Arctic agreement is needed now, before trouble flares.
Sino-Russian Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
Countering Russian and Chinese information operations will require a full-scale approach across the transatlantic space
Moving Mountains for Europe’s Defense
Anticipating a Changing Geostrategic Environment
NATO’s Achilles’ Heel
Key Terrain in NATO’s Southeastern Region
Europe’s Soft Underbelly
A Potential EU Peacekeeping Mission
The United States and Europe must invest more to help Belgrade and Pristina find common ground
What’s gone wrong, why it matters, where it’s heading, and what to do about it
“Chaos strategy through hybrid, multi-vector warfare is here to stay.”
“The primary goal of Russia’s military operations at this stage is to keep Ukrainians demoralized and stressed from the ever-present threat of ramped-up aggression.”
“The Kremlin’s efforts against Estonia are focused primarily on the country’s less-integrated Russian speakers and Estonia’s highly digitalized society.”
“Russia’s main strategic priority for the U.K. can be summarized as cultivating an atmosphere conducive to increasing Russia’s influence there — whether in absolute or relative terms.”
“The Russian leadership’s ability to achieve its goals — regime security and great power status through weakening the EU and NATO — comes from its power of destruction rather than its power of attraction.”
“Geopolitical competition will look less like a cold war and more like a constant barrage of violent episodes, low-threshold probes of Western readiness, and strategic deception and obfuscation of targets and intentions.”
“What happens in the Black Sea doesn’t stay in the Black Sea”
Understanding the security consequences of Chinese involvement in Georgian infrastructure
Only unity on tech policy can keep democracies’ competitive edge.
In an era of geopolitical competition, the West — the U.S.-led countries of the transatlantic alliance and their East Asian allies — lacks a strategy for dealing with its most formidable competitor: the People’s Republic of China
Prospects for transatlantic cooperation
The United States and Europe must now pivot from defense to offense to address the disinformation challenge.
A ‘velvet,’ but not ‘color,’ revolution heralds dramatic change in the medium term.
Belarus represents a testing ground for Putin and a potentially dangerous harbinger of things to come.
To survive the next 70 years, NATO must do what it has always done — adapt.
Unlike their elders whose grievances were largely economic, young Russians, “Putin’s generation”, want political change in Russia.
A Strategy for NATO’s Eastern Flank
Over the last decade, the Kremlin’s policies have consistently traded Russia’s economic development for Russia’s great-power status.
Reinforcing the Baltic Region in Crisis and War
Nord Stream 2’s Energy Charter Treaty Litigation
A Strategy for Baltic-Black Sea Coherence
Prospects for Democracy in Minsk
Assessing the New Threat Facing the Baltic States and the NATO Alliance
Military Mobility and the Central Transportation Hub
The Pernicious Effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Western Balkan-EU Integration