USA/ATLANTIC STRATEGY – Why the United States Needs an Atlantic Strategy (James Carafano, Luke Coffey, Kiron Skinner, David Shedd, Daniel Kochis, Dean Cheng, Ana Rosa Quintana, Joshua Meservey and Nicole Robinson, The Heritage Foundation)

It is in America’s interest to develop a coherent and coordinated strategy for the Atlantic region. A strategy is needed to mitigate the pernicious activities of the Chinese Communist Party. The U.S. must also address the threat from Russia—especially in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. The ultimate goal of an Atlantic Strategy is to create the conditions for a stable, prosperous, and secure Atlantic area that is aligned with America’s vision for the region. The U.S. must take a leadership role in the region, rally like-minded partners and allies around this cause, continue to raise awareness of China and Russia’s malign activities in the region, break down the bureaucratic barriers in the U.S. government that prevent a coordinated approach to the Atlantic region, and offer a better and brighter alternative to China for economic engagement across the Atlantic region.