Carsten Schmiedl

Senior Program Officer, Transatlantic Defense and Security

Carsten Schmiedl was Senior Program Officer in the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program. His interests include transatlantic relations, strategic culture, and the intersection of national security and emerging technology. He holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from the University of Southern California. He speaks German, French, and Italian.

Written by Carsten Schmiedl

Future War Has Arrived Strategic plans rarely withstand crises, much less wars. But ‘Future War’ passes the test. Close to the Wind: Recommendations for Baltic Sea Regional Security The United States, NATO, and regional players must work together to enhance political cohesion and create a unified security strategy for the Baltic Sea. Europe, Defend Yourself (and the US Will Help) Greater European responsibility for defense can further the interests of the transatlantic alliance in both Europe and the Indo-Pacific. Close to the Wind: Executive Summary The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion. Close to the Wind: Background – State of Play In the Baltic Sea region Russia has strengthened its quantitative and qualitative advantage. Close to the Wind: The Bigger Picture – The Strategic Context 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.Navigation1