Security and Defense Program
GMF’s security and defense policy (SDP) work comprises a stream of activities that further objective analysis and debate on key security issues facing the transatlantic community. The team’s work spans regional and functional issues, from NATO affairs to U.S. Foreign Policy to European Security.
SDP’s work is driven by its network of experts, located in GMF’s offices in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, and Washington. Collectively, these experts produce research and analysis and convene strategic events. The team covers a broad array of topics, such as, security in Europe's East, the strategic environment in the Mediterranean, and the role of Turkey as a transatlantic partner.
Baltic Quad Series: This series seeks to better understand the pressing security issues facing the Baltics and its transatlantic partners. With the support of the Latvian Ministry of Defense, GMF regularly convenes select senior American, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian officials, alongside policy and academic experts, for a series of Track 1.5 off-the-record discussions.
Future of American Power Series: This series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world.
NATO at Brussels Forum: A pillar of the transatlantic partnership, NATO is a perennial topic and essential component of GMF’s flagship convening effort, the Brussels Forum.
Transatlantic Security Task Force: This program brings together, three times a year, a group of high-level American and European security experts, strategic thinkers, government officials, and private sector representatives from the defense industry, to explore the security priorities for transatlantic cooperation and stimulate a much-needed dialogue on looming threats and possibilities of cooperation.
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