Sharpening NATO’s Competitive Edge
Transatlantic Defense and Security Program
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
The pipeline is already being used to test EU resolve. This must be resisted.
NATO needs new ways to harness emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs) while engaging with the next generation of atlanticists to combat disinformation and improve digital resilience.
The West’s failure in Afghanistan will haunt us for years
The UK is not alone in this regard, as many European countries try to balance China-the-threat with China-the-perceived-market
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.
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.