Call for Applications: New Fellowship and Exchange Program
Atlantic Expedition offers a diverse group of young US and German citizens a platform to modernize transatlantic relations. Participants will travel to the US and Germany and have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with their peers, as well as with decision-makers and stakeholders. To apply, all you need to do is write a short article offering your assessment of the current state of transatlantic relations. View
Increasing Solidarity Among NATO Member States
The need for unity and cohesion within NATO structures are a constant in NATO speak. These elements are key to sustain the Alliance's legitimacy and capacity to act. However concrete policy recommendations are often replaced by generic discourse and mere reflections on shared values. Young NATO citizens devised proposals that are specific, innovative and feasible. View.
Getting NATO Defense Planning on Track
NATO Allies' attempts to coordinate their defense planning are not as effective as they should be: because of sovereignty concerns and divergent national interests, money is being wasted. Yet, with harmonization could come a stronger Alliance and increased funding for other non-military projects. So for the "Shaping Our NATO" competition, we asked young citizens their ideas on NATO defense planning. View.
NATO's Biggest Mistake and Lessons Learned
As part of the "Shaping Our NATO: Young Voices on the Warsaw Summit 2016" competition, 30 students and recent graduates from 13 countries wrote about NATO's mistakes, and how the Alliance can learn from them. Read their thoughts on the Kosovo intervention, NATO's decision not offer Russia membership, and NATO's public relations "failure" here. View
Preparing for NATO 2026
Read about the Battle for Tallinngrad, eco-friendly armies, hybrid warfare, NATO's midlife crisis, trouble in the Arctic, terrorism, the Alliance's preparedness to deal with threats from Space, and more.
These are the ideas 34 students and recent graduates from 12 countries developed to help NATO prepare effectively for 2026. View