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Rachel Rizzo

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Rachel Rizzo is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center.

Europeanize NATO to save it

If the alliance is to reach its century mark, the transatlantic partners must shift much of the responsibility of continental security to Europeans themselves.


The US Should Embrace the EU’s New Defense-Cooperation Plan

After years of complaining that Europe isn’t doing enough to defend itself, concerns about U.S. arms exports are misplaced.


It’s Time for NATO to Look North

The alliance’s six-year old maritime strategy quickly needs updating for the new (and more Russian) age.


Congress’ Flabby Defense Budgets Aren’t Entirely Lawmakers’ Fault

The Obama administration’s national security strategy is too vague to promote efficient budgeting.