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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 More often than not, however, it is their insights that we need to break hardwired, outdated ideas about foreign policy and transatlanticism.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:

NRF and its value amid increasing tensions with Russia

NRF and its value amid increasing tensions with Russia Russia’s recent behaviour, including its actions in Crimea in 2014 and its hybrid approach in the Donbas region, has caused NATO to think more about the necessity to protect Alliance territory. It has led to the creation of additional...

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Women in NATO: Interview with Ambassador Baiba Braze

Atlantica interview with Ambassador Baiba Braze Atlantica sat down with Ambassador Baiba Braze, via Skype, to discuss her career as a female ambassador representing Latvia for over two and half decades. Currently, Ambassador Braze is Latvia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom. In May 2020, she...

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NATO, Ukraine and Minsk II

NATO, Ukraine and Minsk II Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine has been embroiled in a now six-year war with Moscow and its proxies in Ukraine’s eastern territories. Over this period Russian-backed separatists as well as Russian forces have employed a hybrid system of warfare...

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Next Steps for North Macedonia

Next Steps for North Macedonia In 2019, North Macedonia finally succeeded in beginning its accession to NATO. This year, marking the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, was the year that this small country in the Balkans achieved an invitation for which it eagerly worked for many years. Reaching...

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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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