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.

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Analysis & Research

The Black Sea … or a Black Hole?

By Ben Hodges

“What happens in the Black Sea doesn’t stay in the Black Sea.”

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Bridging the Gap: Time for an EU-NATO Strategic Dialogue on Defense Tech

By Lauren Speranza and Karlijn Jans

To stay secure, the transatlantic community must take on emerging and disruptive technologies together.

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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.

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Special Projects

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

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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.

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People

Lauren-Speranza

Lauren Speranza

Director
Ben_Hodges

Ben Hodges

Pershing Chair
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James G. Foggo

Distinguished Fellow
Kurt-Volker

Kurt Volker

Distinguished Fellow
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Brian Michelson

Senior Fellow
Nicholas Nelson

Nicholas Nelson

Senior Fellow
Andrew-Novo

Andrew Novo

Senior Fellow
Ray-Wojcik

Ray Wojcik

Senior Fellow
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Mark Voyager

Senior Fellow
joanna van der merwe

Joanna van der Merwe

Fellow