Transatlantic Defense and Security Program

Securing Tomorrow Together

The Transatlantic Defense and Security program at CEPA shapes policy debates, builds communities of interest, and develops innovative policy solutions to the 21st century’s most pressing transatlantic security issues. Our goal is to ensure the United States and its closest allies can maintain their strategic edge in an increasingly contested world. We focus on strengthening Euro-Atlantic institutions, promoting U.S. engagement in European security, and deepening transatlantic cooperation. We bring a forward-looking approach to our analysis, with insight formed across generations, backgrounds, and borders. By bringing together key stakeholders, pioneering new ideas, and publishing substantive content, we help governments, businesses, institutions, and the public understand and navigate today’s uncertain security environment.


Analysis & Research

Events & Impact

Reflections on NATO

NATO Reflection Group co-chairs Thomas de Maizière and A. Wess Mitchell, alongside Katarzyna Pisarska, discuss with Alina Polyakova what the group’s findings mean for the Alliance’s future, Central and Eastern Europe, and the incoming U.S. administration.


Special Projects

The Transatlantic Defense and Security program advances its work on core policy areas through the following bespoke projects.


Defense Tech Initiative

Leveraging Technology for Our Collective Defense

CEPA’s Defense Tech Initiative (DTI) helps the United States and its partners and allies leverage emerging and disruptive technologies to enhance collective defense and prepare for future threats.



Lauren Speranza
Ben Hodges
Pershing Chair
James G. Foggo III
Distinguished Fellow
Kurt Volker
Distinguished Fellow
G. Alexander Crowther
Senior Fellow
Steven Horrell
Senior Fellow
Brian Michelson
Senior Fellow
Nicholas Nelson
Senior Fellow for Emerging Tech and Policy, Transatlantic Defense and Security
Andrew Novo
Senior Fellow
Ray Wojcik
Senior Fellow
Mark Voyger
Senior Fellow
Joanna van der Merwe