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Young professionals are often an unheard voice in policy discussions. More often than not, however, it is their insights that we need to break hardwired, outdated ideas about foreign policy and transatlanticism. Atlantica offers young professionals (ages 18–35) who are patrons of the Atlantic Forum a place to publish their writing and have their voices heard.

Each issue will feature three articles published per month on a theme selected by the AF team, in conjunction with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

As author of Atlantica you will receive a stipend of EUR 35,-, effectively earning back your patronage fee.

A 5 step plan to published a timely and relevant insight on transatlantic issues, and earn EUR 35,-

Step 0: Become a patron;
Step 1: Have a look at the complete topic list, so that you know when your favourite topic is next;
Step 2: React to the call for papers, or proactively write to the editors if you have set in on a topic;
Step 3: Write an abstract (no more then 250 words) and send it to the editors;
Step 4: Work with the editors to write an article within a month;
Step 5: Congratulations! You just published a timely and relevant insight on transatlantic issues, and earned EUR 35,- ! 

Please find the complete topic list for the 2019-2020 publication here.

The magazine will be published on the Atlantic Forum’s website, with an edited volume of Atlantica printed at the end of the year (12 issues).

Please note that Atlantica does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Atlantic Forum or Pantheon.

Questions about Atlantica? Contact our editors via: atlantica@atlantic-forum.com

Not a patron? Learn more about patronage and become a patron today!

Call for papers Atlantica Volume 1, Issue 1 (September 2019)
Call for papers Atlantica Volume 1, Issue 2 (October 2019)
Call for papers Atlantica Volume 1, Issue 3 (November 2019)
Call for papers Atlantica Volume 1, Issue 4 (December 2019)
Call for papers Atlantica Volume 1, Issue 5 (January 2020)

Atlantica Publications:

Open door in 2020: New chances for Georgia and possible paths to membership

Open door in 2020: New chances for Georgia and possible paths to membership Since the creation of NATO in 1949, its main power rests in Article 5, establishing collective defense. For member states, NATO ensures the security of Europe and Northern America. However, for a non-member state such...

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NATO enlargement in the Caucasus: the prospects and pitfalls of Georgia s membership ambitions

NATO enlargement in the Caucasus: the prospects and pitfalls of Georgia’s membership ambitionsThe NATO-Georgia relationship has proven to be solid and mutually beneficial. Tbilisi meets the requirements to fully be integrated into the NATO political system and command structure. Yet, despite...

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Understanding Turkey s Commitment to NATO in Light of the S-400 Issue

Understanding Turkey’s Commitment to NATO in Light of the S-400 IssueTurkey found its need to join the NATO Alliance as a safeguard against the Soviet threat during the Cold War. However, after the fall of the Soviet Union and the creation of the Russian Federation, close relations, both economic...

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The United States and Europe – Between convergence and divergence towards a renewed transatlantic agenda

The United States and Europe – Between convergence and divergence towards a renewed transatlantic agendaRecently, relations between the United States and Europe have been marked by a series of challenges – from trade to tensions over burden sharing, climate change, the Middle East, Iran, or China....

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Merkel on NATO: Reconciling Germany Contributions toward Two Percent and its Role as a Mediator

Merkel on NATO: Reconciling Germany Contributions toward Two Percent and its Role as a MediatorGermany is the largest European economy, which means that is has the potential to be the largest military donor in Europe, as well; however, Germany’s past does not allow it to imagine being the biggest ‘...

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National Plans for Defence Spending

National Plans for Defence SpendingAs NATO’s greatest responsibility is to prevent conflict and maintain peace, the Alliance set a goal for its members to spend at least 2% of GDP on defense at the 2014 Wales Summit. Since then, all NATO members have increased defense spending, but according to the...

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Free Riding in NATO: Revisiting the Olson-Zeckhauser Model of Alliance Burden Sharing in 2017

Free Riding in NATO: Revisiting the Olson-Zeckhauser Model of Alliance Burden Sharing in 2017This paper revisits old concepts and arguments that have surrounded NATO since its formation. This paper will revisit three of the five hypotheses of the Olson-Zeckhauser (OZ) Model of alliance burden...

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Cyber Security – A Strategic Security Priority for NATO

Cyber Security – A Strategic Security Priority for NATOToday, every aspect of human life is part of cyber space, even the ones we are not aware of. This makes us all combatants, and geography becomes unimportant. Consequently, the need for strong and unified cyber security is crucial, and ‘cyber...

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Cyber Attacks against NATO and Protection from them

Cyber Attacks against NATO and Protection from themA cyber attack is any type of offensive manoeuvre that targets computer information systems, infrastructure, computer networks, or personal computer devices. According to the data provided by Laura Brent, cyber threats that endanger the...

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Active Cyber Defence and NATO - NATOs innovative offensive strategy towards Russia and China

Active Cyber Defence and NATO: NATO’s innovative offensive strategy towards Russia and ChinaTo date, NATO has always relied on its defensive mandate to battle cyber threats. In its capacity to reconcile Allies’ strategies, foster the sharing of sensitive information between its members, and...

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