Security and Defense Program
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GMF’s security and defense policy (SDP) work comprises a stream of activities furthering 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 energy security, including challenges and opportunities in Europe's East, the strategic environment in the Mediterranean, and the role of Turkey as a transatlantic partner.
NATO: A key pillar of transatlantic security, NATO is at the core of GMF’s work. GMF is a long-standing, respected contributor to NATO strategic debates, both among experts and officials.
European Defense: GMF drives and illuminates European defense and security debates in member states and on the European level. Experts focus on specific national perspectives, as well as the implications for Euro-Atlantic security.
Baltic and Nordic Security: GMF regularly convenes discussions and publishes on security challenges in the Baltic-Nordic region. This work focuses on nations and regional institutions, as well as the challenges posed by Russia.
Middle East and Sahel: Engagement in the Middle East and the Sahel is critical for the transatlantic partnership. GMF conducts analysis and convenes actors from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the region, to tackle strategic challenges in Africa and the Middle East.
Innovation in Defense: Technological and industrial innovation determines transatlantic defense capabilities. GMF engages the public and private sector to understand how transatlantic partners cooperate and compete to maintain a strategic superiority.