Transatlantic Air Power and What to Do Now: Key to Deterrence, Key to Collective Defense

Author
Frank Gorenc
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Atlantic Council
Abstract
As the world enters an era of great-power competition, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) faces a renewed challenge from an old adversary. A Europe whole, free, and at peace is now at risk as Russian aggression challenges the traditional rules-based world order. Russia’s activities in and against Ukraine and Georgia, rampant intrusion on Western democratic processes and political discourse, blatant assassination attempts on NATO soil, support for rogue regimes in Syria and Iran, and military deployments and force accumulation in Kaliningrad and Crimea, as well as in the Sea of Azov, demonstrate that the threat is as real and compelling as it ever was.
Topic
International Affairs, Democracy, Geopolitics
Political Geography
Global Focus