Securing Tomorrow Together

Transatlantic Defense and Security

The Transatlantic Defense and Security Program (TDS) at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) shapespolicy debates, builds communities of interest, and develops innovative policy solutions to the 21st century’s most pressing transatlantic security and defense 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 transatlantic institutions, promoting U.S. engagement in European security, and deepening cooperation with allies and partners to bolster stability across the Euro-Atlantic area. By bringing together key stakeholders, pioneering new ideas, and publishing substantive content, we help governments, businesses, institutions, and the wider public understand and navigate today’s uncertain security environment.


Our work streams focus on finding solutions to complex problems in three core policy areas:

  • Harnessing emerging technologies for better defense preparedness: our Defense Tech Initiative (DTI) explores the impact of new capabilities – from artificial intelligence to unmanned systems to synthetic environments – and how Allied policymakers can leverage them to support planning, decision-making, and resilience against conventional and hybrid threats;

  • Enhancing Allied deterrence and readiness, particularly by improving military mobility; and

  • Strengthening regional security cooperation in key contested areas, including the Black Sea, Nordic-Baltic, Arctic, and Eastern Mediterranean regions.

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