Atlantic Council: The war in Ukraine is an opportunity to upgrade the transatlantic architecture. Here’s how

2022-08-31 | Expert publications, Geopolitical analysis

By Ira Straus. Six months in, Russia’s war on Ukraine has prompted unprecedented unity among the transatlantic allies. This cohesion has been admirable, but it should not be taken for granted. The crisis is also an opportunity to upgrade the transatlantic architecture—since it is unlikely that the current cohesion will endure unless consolidated institutionally. The energy to carry through long-needed upgrades may have finally materialized, but it will take transatlantic leadership to step back from crisis management and see this effort through to fruition.


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