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2013

  • Shutdown Hurts US Global Economic Interests
    CTR Visiting Fellow Erik Brattberg discusses how the government shutdown limits America's abililty to act globally on key economic objectives here.
  • The Shutdown Hurts America's Soft Power in the World
    CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi and CTR Visiting Fellow Erik Brattberg discuss how the Government Shutdown effects America's soft power in the rest of the world here.
  • Stepping Up: What Germany's Partners Expect After Its Elections.
    CTR Executive Director Dan Hamilton discusses the US-German ''expectation gap'' here for Spiegel Online. Teresa Novotna wants Germany to return to its European vocation here. CTR Fellow Elizabeth Pond wonders if the center will hold here.
  • Statement from the Leadership Council of the 4th SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom.
    On September 20, several CEOs and business leaders gathered at SAIS and agreed as a matter of U.S. economic competitiveness, it is essential that a national high-level taskforce be convened, comprising business, government and civil society, to drive greater diversity on corporate boards. Read the full statement.
  • LGBT Rights in Russia is a Straight Issue
    CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi and Fellow Frank Sensennbrener discuss here the issue of LGBT rights in Russia. 
  • David Cameron's Dangerous Game
    Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Professor Matthias Matthijs explains the stakes here for Foreign Affairs. UK withdrawal would also have profound consequences for Europe. CTR Fellow Tim Oliver discusses ''Europe without Britain'' here and here.
  • Why Obama's Trip to Sweden Mattered to Washington
    CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi and Fellow Erik Bratberg explain here for the Huffington Post.
  • Current Immigration and Integration Debates in Germany and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other
    CTR Visiting Senior Fellow Spencer P. Boyer explains here.
  • Still Seeking Strategy, by Senior Fellow Ambassador Robert E. Hunter, on Lobe Log Foreign Policy here.
  • Russia to the Rescue on Fox Business here.
  • Cyprus in Crisis: Could Russia come to its help? on MSNBC's Kudlow Report here.
  • Bright Days for Putin’s Dark Knight
  • Putin’s Foreign Policy Framework Outlines a New Course
  • Putin Tries to Bring the Money Home
  • Obama’s Dilemma: Trying to Breathe New Life into the “Reset”
  • Disentangling Smart Power: Interests, Tools, Strategies. The conference on June 4 discussed public diplomacy in the 21st century, combining hard and soft power, and smart power in action. For more information click here.
  • Obama’s Near East Trip: Time to be Bold. CTR Senior Fellow Robert E. Hunter comments here.
  • Comment by CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi here.
  • Commentary by former US Ambassador Charles Ries here.
  • Comment by CTR Fellow Angelo Federico Arcelli and Managing Director Andras Simonyi here.
  • In the Land of Porky and the Pope. CTR Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi comments here.
  • Don't Let a Euro Crisis Go to Waste. CTR Fellow Elizabeth Pond comments here.
  • Will Italian Politics Be a Threat for International Financial Stability? CTR Visiting Fellows Frank Sensenbrenner and Federico Arcelli comment here.
  • Too Soon for Optimism on Europe's Financial Crisis. CTR Fellows Ed Joseph and Federico Arcelli say there's more to be done, in the Huffington Post here here.
  • It's Europe's Watershed Moment, argues CTR Director Dan Hamilton.
  • Steinmeier on Germany, Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. The former German Foreign Minister outlines his perspective here.
  • The Magic Flute. CTR Fellow Federiga Bindi comments on the Italian elections.
  • 2012 in Review: Russia Turns in on Itself
  • Magnitsky Bill Reaction: A Furious Duma Strikes Back
  • Sergei Magnitsky’s Legacy
  • Russia on the Diplomatic Offensive
  • Russia Takes Over the Chairmanship of the G20
  • US, Russia Reinsert Themselves into the Israel-Palestinian Dispute
  • The President Gets More Time from a Divided Electorate
  • The Kremlin Stops USAID Activities in Russia
  • How Russia is Ruled 2012
  • Police reform and EU conditionality in Bosnia. CTR Fellow Dominik Tolksdorf analyzes in EUISS report here.
  • Slovakia's foreign policy. CTR Fellow Kristina Mikulova comments for The Economist here.
  • Teaching an Old Dog EU Tricks. CTR Non-resident fellow Elizabeth Pond comments on the EU's soft power in Serbia and Kosovo here.
  • Ukraine Facing Economic and Financial Instability. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio comments on the situation here.
  • The EU's role in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Searching for Foreign Policy Coherence. CTR Fellow Dominik Tolksdorf's new book [in German] assesses the EU's efforts here.
  • The Question of Constitutional Reform in Bosnia -- Challenges to Transatlantic Cooperation. CTR Fellow Dominik Tolksdorf explores US and EU differences here.
  • Taras Kuzio, West not yet ready to slap sanctions on Yanukovych, Kyiv Post
  • Alexander J. Motyl, West-Ukraine relations marked by indifference, Kyiv Post
  • Challenges of Serbia on its path toward the European Union. Ljubica Vasic, Member of Serbian Parliament, comments here.
  • Toward Visegrad Defense Collaboration. The four Visegrad countries should step up their joint efforts, says the Central European Policy Institute here.
  • Ukraine’s election as dirty as in 2004. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio comments on the situation here. CTR Fellow Don Jensen comments for VOA's Crossfire here -- Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: Tainted Victory for the Party of Regions
  • Georgia Election Surprise: The End of the Saakashvili Era? Don Jensen comments here.
  • Whither Bosnia? Senior Fellow Mike Haltzel reflects on Bosnian democracy in the Washington Post here.
  • Ambassador Mark Palmer: Champion of human rights and freedom, one of the architects of democratic change in Eastern and Central Europe passes away. Read his obituary in the Washington Post here.
  • Security Challenges for Europe: Missile Defense, Nuclear Weapons, and Conventional Weapons. Click here for a recording of this CTR conference. Click here for a presentation on Russia’s Position vis-à-vis USA/NATO on Ballistic Missile Defense and Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons. A video of the event is available here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
  • Dragon in the Great Sea. CTR Fellow Christina Lin argues that China's arrival in the 'NATO lake' of the Mediterranean poses challenges for the Alliance here.
  • After austerity: futures for Europe's defence industry. CTR Fellow Andrea Gilli comments here.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin analyzes NATO's relationship with China in the U.S.-China-Economic and Security Review Commission's 2012 Report to Congress (pp. 319-320) here.
  • CTR Resident Fellow Hans Binnendijk analyzes the Widening Gaps in U.S. and European Defense Capabilities and Cooperation here.
  • CTR Resident Fellow Hans Binnendijk discusses NATO Reassurance and Nuclear Reductions: Creating the Conditions here.
  • Reasoning with Rebels. CTR Visiting Scholar Claudia Hofmann discusses the nitty-gritty of engaging armed groups here.
  • Beyond Afghanistan, a weakened NATO can still write its own future. CTR Fellow Kurt Volker discusses the future of NATO here.
  • Defense Issues for the Alliance. Hans Binnendijk outlines the challenges, in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee here.
  • NATO-China Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges. CTR Fellow Christina Lin testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission here. Her testimony was mentioned in the Asia Times here.
  • On the Road to disengagement? Envisioning a long-term strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. CTR Non-resident Fellow Michael F. Harsch, Hannes Ebert, and Lindsay P. Cohn chart a course here.
  • Time to Overhaul NATO's Partnerships. CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi argues for a new course in the Washington Times here.
  • CTR fellow Erik Brattberg contributes to new EU Parliament report on EU and Maritime Security here.
  • Syria: CNN cites CTR Fellow Christina Lin: Why China, Russia won't condemn Syrian regime. Click here for her original paper.
  • Still Awake: the Beginnings of Arab Democratic Change. CTR Fellow Patrycja Sasnal and other European Middle East analysts compare and contrast the changes in different countries here.
  • CTR Distinguished Fellow Jose Maria Aznar comments on CNBC here.
  • 'As Usual' (How Europe Will Not Be in Timbuktu). CTR Senior Fellow Jean-Luc Marret has a piece on Mali in the Huffington Post here.
  • Hostage Crisis In Algeria. CTR Senior Fellow Jean-Luc Marret comments on the Diane Rehm Show, click here for the audio.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin comments on Egypt's Outreach to China and Iran in the Los Angeles Times here.
  • Resolve the ''Real'' Greek Crisis. Now's the time, argue CTR Senior Fellow Ed Joseph and Anna Triandafyllidou in the New York Times here.
  • The Euro -- From Crisis to Complacency. CTR Senior Fellow Elizabeth Pond traces the currency's recent ups and downs here.
  • European Crisis and European Solidarity. Erik Jones comments for the Journal of Common Market Studies. For a recording of Prof. Jones' presentation click here.
  • Euro crisis. CTR Fellow Mike Haltzel comments for Euronews on the euro crisis and its implications for the U.S. Click here for English and here for German.
  • Can Eastern Europe escape the eurozone crisis? Their economic future relies on a new model of growth, argues Jana Grittersova here.
  • The Euro Crisis: Its Impact on European Integration. Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament discusses these issues here.
  • Saved by Porky Law: The Unlikely Tale of the Democratic Party. CTR Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi comments here.
  • Comment by Dan Hamilton in the German daily Handelsblatt. For German, click here; for English here.
  • Built to Last. The Irish-US Economic Relationship. Senior Fellow Joe Quinlan documents the sheer scale of this important economic relationship here.
  • European Parliament President Endorses Transatlantic Economic Partnership. At a speech at CTR, Martin Schulz also addresses the financial crisis and other challenges to US-EU Relations. Click here for more.
  • The Changing Geography of World Trade: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ramin Kader & Stephan Raes analyse the trends with some Dutch flavor here.
  • The Public's View of US-EU Trade. Bruce Stokes offers an overview of opinion data here.
  • 50th Anniversary of the Elysee Treaty. A half-century ago, France and Germany reconciled. CTR Fellow Elizabeth Pond reflects here on what it has meant.
  • Guns and Money. America's Domestic Challenges Weigh on Transatlantic Ties. CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi and former German Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg offer European perspectives here for the Huffington Post.
  • Monti's Last Call for Change. CTR Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi comments on the upcoming Italian elections here.

2012

  • Transatlantic Forecast -- Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy. Offered by former CTR Senior Fellow and SIPRI Washington Director Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael Brown, Dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, for the Netherlands Atlantic Commission here.
  • Transatlantic Ties After the US Elections. CTR Director Dan Hamilton offers thoughts on the way forward here and here. CTR Senior Fellow Kurt Volker outlines major security priorities here. CTR Fellow Kristina Mikulova calls for a new narrative here.
  • Can Obama Improve America's Reputation? CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi debates Conrad Black in the Huffington Post here.
  • The Walls Still to Fall. 23 years ago the Berlin Wall fell, suddenly, peacefully, unexpectedly -- and ushered in the new world rising all around us. But in this new world, there are still walls to fall -- how do we knock down those walls -- see contributions by Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy Carl Gershman, Iranian author and SAIS Scholar Azir Nafisi, former East German dissident and later Foreign Minister Markus Meckel, and comments from CTR Director Dan Hamilton here.
  • Is the U.S. in Decline? CTR Senior Fellow Mike Haltzel says no here. Click here for a radio interview with Dr. Haltzel.
  • Smart Power: The Uses of Cultural Diplomacy. CTR Managing Director Ambassador Simonyi discusses how to do it here and here on National Public Radio.
  • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century. In his new book, CTR Fellow Erwan Lagadec explores the future relationship, including attention to the "rise of the BRICs" and changing definitions of power here.
  • Built to Last. The Irish-US Economic Relationship. Senior Fellow Joe Quinlan documents the sheer scale of this important economic relationship here.
  • Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections: Tainted Victory for the Party of Regions
  • The Third Debate: Foreign Policy as a Mirror of Domestic Politics
  • The Second Presidential Debate: Obama Stops the Bleeding?
  • Foreign Policy a Centerpiece of Vice Presidential Debate
  • Georgia Election Surprise: The End of the Saakashvili Era?
  • Georgia Votes
  • The Kremlin Stops USAID Activities in Russia
  • How Russia is Ruled 2012
  • Obama Runs on Foreign Policy
  • The Republican Search for a Foreign Policy
  • Georgian War Video Exposes Strains Between Putin and Medvedev
  • Punks v. Putin
  • Taking Stock of Romney’s Europe Trip: At Home Abroad
  • The 2012 London Olympics: Swifter, Higher, Stronger, but Better?
  • The Kremlin Squeezes Russia’s Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Putin Seeks a Broader Role for Russia in the Middle East
  • Obama and Putin Play to a Draw in Los Cabos
  • Tensions and Contrasting Visions Mark Russia’s National Holiday
  • Russia Holds the Line on Syria
  • Putin Begins His World Tour
  • The "Return" of the King
  • Russian Election Results Analysis (in Russian)
  • Discussion on the Russian Elections
  • Putin Makes Anti-Americanism a Centerpiece of His Campaign
  • Russia Draws the Line on Syria
  • A Transatlantic Pact for Jobs and Growth. The US and EU are pre-negotiating an ambitious transatlantic economic agreement that could revolutionize the transatlantic partnership. Watch testimony by CTR Director Dan Hamilton, European Trade Commissioner Karel deGucht, and US Ambassador to the EU William Kennard before the European Parliament here.
  • Turkey-Syria: The International Community Cannot Afford to Watch. CTR Alumni Fellow Gulnur Aybet tells us why here.
  • Euro crisis. CTR Fellow Mike Haltzel comments for Euronews on the euro crisis and its implications for the U.S. Click here for English and here for German.
  • The Changing Geography of World Trade: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ramin Kader & Stephan Raes analyse the trends with some Dutch flavor here.
  • So what is Romney’s foreign policy? CTR Fellow Spencer Boyer and other authors comment on Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech here.
  • Ukraine’s election as dirty as in 2004. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio comments on the situation here.
  • In a speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, CTR Senior Fellow Mike Haltzel tackles the question of whether the U.S. is in decline here.
  • Transatlantic Science and Technology: Opportunities for Real Cooperation Between Europe and the United States. CTR Alumni Fellow Sabine Hertlitschka offers concrete ideas here.
  • So what is Romney’s foreign policy? CTR Fellow Spencer Boyer and other authors comment on Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech here.
  • Turkey-Syria: The International Community Cannot Afford to Watch. CTR Alumni Fellow Gulnur Aybet tells us why here.
  • CTR Fellow Mike Haltzel comments for Euronews on the euro crisis and its implications for the U.S. Click here for English and here for German.
  • The Forgotten Single Market. With all eyes on the eurozone crisis, a key EU accomplishment -- the Single Market -- is getting less attention, yet could be the key to Europe's turnaround, argues Michelle Egan here.
  • Reasoning with Rebels. CTR Visiting Scholar Claudia Hofmann examines different and innovative ways of engaging non-state armed groups in this research paper for the German Institute for International Security SWP. Click here for her paper.
  • The Changing Geography of World Trade: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ramin Kader & Stephan Raes analyse the trends with some Dutch flavor here.
  • Still Awake: the Beginnings of Arab Democratic Change. CTR Fellow Patrycja Sasnal and other European Middle East analysts compare and contrast the changes in different countries here.
  • NEW BOOK: The Foreign Policy of the European Union : Assessing Europe's Role in the World. CTR Fellow Federigi Bindi's new edited volume explores EU relations with a range of countries; CTR Director Dan Hamilton looks at the implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the United States. For more information click here.
  • Mike Haltzel, Senior Fellow at CTR and former European Policy Advisor to Joe Biden, reflects on Bosnian democracy in the Washington Post here.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin comments on Egypt's Outreach to China and Iran in the Los Angeles Times here.
  • Embassy Row: 'Rock on,' ladies. CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi comments on the role of rock music as a soft-power tool here.
  • Corporate America's Growing Footprint in Eastern Europe. Some east Europeans wonder about America's staying power -- but CTR Director Dan Hamilton argues that the U.S. presence in central and eastern Europe is growing in ways that are making a real difference in the lives of people in the region.
  • CTR Fellow Tim Haughton discusses Solidarity, Unanimity and Vulnerability in the European Union here.
  • CTR Resident Fellow Hans Binnendijk analyzes the Widening Gaps in U.S. and European Defense Capabilities and Cooperation here.
  • CTR Resident Fellow Hans Binnendijk discusses NATO Reassurance and Nuclear Reductions: Creating the Conditions here.
  • Together with other authors, CTR Fellow Joselyne Cesari discusses how successful European models of integration have been compared with the American model of multiculturalism here.
  • The Kremlin Squeezes Russia’s Non-Governmental Organizations. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin discusses The Taiwan Calculus in China’s Strategy Towards the North Korea–Iran Axis here.
  • Putin Seeks a Broader Role for Russia in the Middle East. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • The EU and Turkish Women: What do the numbers say? What does the EU do? CTR Visiting Fellow Kader Sevinc discusses gender equality in Turkey here.
  • Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow Tim Haughton gave a public lecture at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa entitled, "An SUV on the Road to Nowhere? Solidarity, Unanimity and Vulnerability in the European Union."
  • Can Eastern Europe escape the eurozone crisis? Countries in Eastern Europe have until now shown remarkable economic resilience, after being hit harder by the 2008–2009. But their economic future relies on a new model of growth, argues Jana Grittersova, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow, here.
  • Austrian Marshall Plan Fellow Tim Haughton's joint-authored analysis of the December 2011 parliamentary elections in Slovenia has been published as part of the EPERN election briefings series here.
  • Obama and Putin Play to a Draw in Los Cabos. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service
  • Power as a Mindset. CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi discusses why separate toolboxes won’t work for Europe and the United States here.
  • Reasoning with Rebels. CTR Visiting Scholar Claudia Hofmann discusses the nitty-gritty of engaging armed groups here.
  • Tensions and Contrasting Visions Mark Russia’s National Holiday. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • America's Catch-22: The Iran Question in Afghanistan. CTR Fellow Christina Lin on isolating Iran while integrating Afghanistan, ahead of Kabul meeting on Thursday, June 14, here.
  • Tunisia: What do Tunisia’s elections mean for the future of the country, for the region, and for Western actors? Click here for analysis and commentary. Results and maps (district by district, and party by party) of the first free elections are available here.
  • CTR Fellow Judit Kozenkow and Andras Szorenyi from Corvinus University discuss the elections and long-term success factors of transition in Arab Spring countries here.
  • Martin Neil Baily and Natalie McGarry look at how European countries have dealt with the crisis. For a powerpoint outline click here.
  • Federiga Bindi, USA: sbornia post-elettorale.
  • Federiga Bindi, Se un Monti non fa primavera
  • Federiga Bindi, One year on: Assessing the European Foreign Policy and the European External Service (EEAS), Brown Journal of World Affairs, Spring/Summer 2011.
  • Federiga Bindi, The Russian Elections, Bad News for the EU, CBN
  • Multiculturalism in Europe. CTR Resident Fellow Joselyne Cesari together with a small handful of scholars comments on the increasing influence of anti-immigration and anti-Islam ideas and parties across Europe and offers her thoughts on how best to accommodate minority claims (especially those involving Islam) in a democratic and liberal Europe here.
  • Nuclear Proliferation: A Transatlantic Perspective. On July 18 the Center for Transatlantic Relations hosted the inaugural meeting of the US-Italy Global Affairs Forum, a people-to-people dialogue initiative, affiliated also with the Italian foreign affairs journal Limes (LEE-mes, Latin for "border") and with Italians in DC, an organization that links Italians (and italophiles) working or studying in the area. For more information click here.
  • NATO's New Neighbors - China, Russia, and the return of the sphere of influence. CTR Fellow Christina Lin discusses it here.
  • On the Road to disengagement? Envisioning a long-term strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. CTR Non-resident Fellow Michael F. Harsch, Hannes Ebert, and Lindsay P. Cohn envision a long-term strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Transatlantic Security Paper N.6, May 2012, here.
  • Russia Holds the Line on Syria. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • Redefining the Atlantic. CTR's Atlantic Basin Initiative is exploring how globalization is affecting the four Atlantic continents, and what this means in such areas as energy, trade, investment, human mobility, security and development. Click here for more.
  • A Transatlantic Pact for Jobs and Growth. The US and EU are pre-negotiating an ambitious transatlantic economic agreement that could revolutionize the transatlantic partnership. Watch testimony by CTR Director Dan Hamilton, European Trade Commissioner Karel deGucht, and US Ambassador to the EU William Kennard before the European Parliament here.
  • Silver Bullet or Time Suck? CTR Fellow Andrea Baumann assesses the role of interagency coordination in complex operations here.
  • One Mission, Many Agendas: No Blueprint in Sight for NATO's Out-of-Area Operations. Andrea Baumann and Gergely Varga discuss the issue here.
  • CTR Visiting Fellows Andrea Baumann, Magdalena Luminska and Gergely Varga debating on the Chicago Summit on NATO TV. Click here to view: The Road to Chicago: the Washington Debate.
  • The West at the Crossroads: Toward a New Transatlantic Bargain. CTR Visiting Senior Fellow Jeffrey Stacey discusses current challenges in transatlantic defense cooperation here.
  • A New NATO Bargain. CTR Senior Fellow and former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker, together with Karl-Heinz Kamp from the NATO Defense College, sets forth a new Transatlantic Bargain for the Alliance in advance of the NATO Chicago Summit in May. Read it here.
  • Eurocrisis and European Defense. CTR Visiting fellows Erik Brattberg and Gergely Varga discuss the implications of the Eurocrisis on European defense in their "The Dynamics of Alliance Cohesion and Integration". Click here to read.
  • CTR and the French Embassy on the Arab Spring. François Delattre, French ambassador to the United States; Salah Tekaya, Tunisian ambassador to the United States; and Hassine Dimassi, Tunisia’s finance minister; provided keynote remarks. Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Omer Taspinar, a professorial lecturer in the SAIS European Studies Program and a Brookings Institution fellow; Julie Taylor, a RAND political scientist, discussed “The Arab Awakening: One Year Later” at SAIS on Wednesday, April 18. Click here to hear a recording of the forum.
  • Harmonizing EU and US Animal Welfare Law: A Congressional Briefing. Top experts in public health, law and animal welfare monitoring will speak to a Congressional panel on April 17. More information can be seen here
  • A Transatlantic Partnership for Jobs and Growth. CTR Executive Director Dan Hamilton outlined a 3 point agenda for the U.S. and EU in testimony before the US Congress here.
  • CTR Director Daniel Hamilton comments on Fukushima. Click here for the commentary.
  • Sustainable Development at Crossroads: What Perspectives for the RIO+20?. On May 2, Alfredo Sirkis, Congressman of Brazil and chairman of the Rio+20 sub commission of the Commission of Foreign Affairs and National Defense and the vice chairman of the joint Congress Climate Change Commission, discussed the ongoing preparation process for the Rio+20. The discussion focused on the official agenda, but also on the importance of "side events," such as the "Rio Climate Change initiative" promoted by the Brazilian Congress. For a recording of the event click here.
  • Transatlantic Energy Futures: The Changing Energy Mix and the Implications for the Transatlantic Relationship. On April 26 the Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted a conference on current energy issues. Starting with the keynote speech of U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, Daniel B. Poneman, the participants discussed how the United States and Europe can cooperate on the ever-changing global energy markets; whether there is an ideal energy mix; and what role shale gas can play in the near future. For a recording of the event click here.
  • The Case for Investing in Europe. CTR Senior Fellow Joe Quinlan makes the case here
  • Remarks by Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen at the Congressional EU Caucus Staff Luncheon. Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spoke at the Congressional EU Caucus Staff Luncheon on March 2, 2012. Read his remarks here.
  • Transatlantic Economy 2012: Creating Jobs, Spurring Growth. CTR Senior Fellow Joe Quinlan presented the Center's annual survey of jobs, trade and investment between the US and Europe at the annual conference of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Hear his remarks as well as comments by EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht; EU Ambassador to the US João Vale de Almeida; Assistant USTR Dan Mullaney; and Mark Spelman, head of Global Strategy of Accenture.
  • The US and EU are considering an ambitious new economic partnership. What should it do? CTR Executive Director Dan Hamilton argues that such a Partnership should be ambitious and range beyond a narrow free trade agreement here, together with further commentary by Pedro Schwartz.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin on April 19, 2012 testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. For more information click here.
  • Time to Overhaul NATO's Partnerships. CTR Managing Director Andras Simonyi argues for a new course in the Washington Times here.
  • CTR Fellow Judit Kozenkow comments on Central Europe's Window of Opportunity here.
  • CTR Visiting Fellow Erik Brattberg published an article in the Journal for Contingencies and Crisis Management on U.S. post-9/11 homeland security reforms here.
  • Putin Makes Anti-Americanism a Centerpiece of His Campaign. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • Mars and Venus, 10 Years Later. A decade ago Robert Kagan declared that Americans are from Mars, and Europeans from Venus. CTR Senior Fellow Kurt Volker looks back on the debate here in a special edition of Policy Review. For additional essays in the full volume, click here.
  • Mr. Monti Comes to Washington – But Will He Survive in Rome? Italian PM Monti’s challenges could overwhelm his reformist agenda. CTR Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi comments here. For a shorter version on CNBC click here. She also comments on the topic for formiche here.
  • CTR Fellow Kurt Volker analyzes the Russian presidential elections and the West's "reset" policy for the Christian Science Monitor here.
  • CTR Fellow Federiga Bindi comments on the Russian elections' effect on Russian-EU relations on CNBC. Click here for details.
  • Irish Referendum. Former Irish Taoiseach and CTR Distinguished Fellow John Bruton comments on the upcoming referendum here
  • Austerity and Arithmetic. CTR Distinguished Fellow and former Irish PM John Bruton looks at the European deal.
  • Russia Draws the Line on Syria. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • CTR Fellow Christina Lin discusses How Pakistan's Unstable Tribal Areas Threaten China's Core Interests here.
  • Yavlinskiy Tossed Off the Ballot. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • CTR Distinguished Fellow and former Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai comments on Republic, Reconciliation, Recovery: On Hungary on at the time of Twelfth Night. Click here for English, and here for Hungarian.
  • Tim Haughton's article on the timely issue of money in Czech politics was published as part of the Leiden University's Law and Party Regulation working paper series here.
  • Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow Tim Haughton gave a talk, ‘EU Enlargement to the East: the Effectiveness of the Carrots and Sticks of Conditionality’, at George Mason University.
  • Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow Tim Haughton gave a presentation to the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute on political parties in Central Europe.
  • Tim Haughton gave a talk, 'The Gorilla in the Room: the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia', at the Woodrow Wilson Center. A podcast is available here.
  • Tim Haughton co-wrote an article on the 2012 parliamentary elections in Slovakia for Baltic Worlds (posted here).
  • Bosnia: Time for a New Interests-Based Dialogue. Bruce Hitchner, Professor of Classics and International Relations, Executive Director of the Dayton Peace Accords Project, and Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Tufts University, spoke at CTR on April 24, 2012. He posits that constitutional reform remains a necessity if Bosnia and Herzegovina is to achieve political stability and integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.  Reforming the Dayton constitution through a series of modest compromise amendments, however, no longer seems to be a viable path to this end.  Rather, Professor Hitchner proposes a new conceptual framework for constitutional reform, emphasizing the de-ethnization of territory and the de-territorialization of ethnicity. Click here for the article.
  • Global Reach: Innovative Communication for a New Diplomacy. Bernard Valero, chief spokesman and assistant secretary of communications and press at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, discussed "Global Reach: Innovative Communication for a New Diplomacy" at CTR on February 23. Introduction by Andras Simonyi, Managing Director of CTR. Click here for the video: (Hi-res) (Low-res). Click here for a video of the event. Click here for an article about the event in Il Caffe (in Italian).
  • Towards a Common Strategy for the Arctic. CTR’s Per Augustsson argues for more comprehensive international strategies for the Arctic and for Nordic leadership on the issue in an article published by the Atlantic Council as part of a project on Nordic-Baltic security in the 21st Century. To read the full-text click here.
  • The Future of German in America. The New York Times covered CTR Director Dan Hamilton's efforts to bolster German education in the US here.
  • Swiss Foreign Policy in a Globalized World. Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Manuel Sager discussed how in a world of rapid change, a small, neutral Alpine nation has played an active role as a mediator between Russia and Georgia, as a protecting power for the U.S. in Iran and Cuba, and as a major force in stabilizing world financial markets.
  • Western Policies Towards Ukraine Need to Change. CTR's Taras Kuzio comments on Western policies to the increasingly authoritarian Ukraine here on Jamestown Foundation blog.
  • CTR Fellow Judit Kozenkow comments on Central Europe's Window of Opportunity here.
  • CTR Fellow Tim Haughton comments on the recent Slovak elections for pozorblog.com.
  • CTR Distinguished Fellow and former Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai comments on Republic, Reconciliation, Recovery: On Hungary on at the time of Twelfth Night. Click here for English, and here for Hungarian.
  • The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit. Testimony by Daniel Serwer, January 18, 2012, here.
  • Ukraine Could Do Much More to Renegotiate Gas Price with Russia. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio wrote an article for the Foreign Notes blog here.
  • Cairo in Turmoil: The Egyptian Revolution Part Two. CTR Senior Fellow Klaus Larres comments from Tahir Square here for CNBC.
  • Libya: Daniel Serwer offers advice on Helping Libya Become a Stable, Independent Nation, in The Washington Post here;
  • China's New Silk Road to the Mediterranean. CTR Fellow Christina Lin's latest publication, which examines China's concept of the New Silk Road has been selected by ETH Zurich as special feature.
  • On March 6th, CTR held a politically incorrect debate among Arab, US, and European observers that discussed the Arab uprisings, a year later. Speakers included Robbie Friedmann (Georgia State University), Karim Mezran (Johns Hopkins University-SAIS), Daniele Moro (CTR), Pablo Pardo (El Mundo), Daniel Robinson (Voice of America), and Samuel Tadros (Hudson Institute). Click here for a video of the event.
  • Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen joins a discussion with Sergey Markedonov (in Russian) here.
  • What Role for What Rule of Law in EU-U.S. Counterterrorism Cooperation? CTR Non-Resident Fellow Thorsten Wetzling explores the question here.
  • All For One, One For All: Towards a Transatlantic Solidarity Pledge. CTR Director Daniel Hamilton and Mark Rhinard make the case here.
  • The U.S.-EU Security and Justice Agenda in Action. CTR Director Daniel Hamilton joins other authors for a review here.
  • Putin Considers His Options. Resident Fellow Donald N. Jensen comments in VOA Russian Service.
  • CTR Visiting Research Associate Erik Brattberg co-authored a paper on The EU and U.S. as International Actors in Disaster Relief here.
  • The Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit. Testimony by Daniel Serwer, January 18, 2012, here.
  • Ukraine Could Do Much More to Renegotiate Gas Price with Russia. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio wrote an article for the Foreign Notes blog here.
  • Ukraine’s International Isolation Grows. CTR Fellow Taras Kuzio comments in the Eurasia Daily Monitor here.
  • CTR visiting fellows Andrea Baumann and Gergely Varga have been selected to participate in the Young Atlanticist Summit organized by the Atlantic Council (in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs) at the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012. Dr. Andrea Baumann has been at CTR since October 2011 as a visiting fellow with the Transatlantic Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Relations and Security (TAPIR). Gergely Varga has been a research assistant at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University, Institute for Strategic and Defense Studies (ISDS) in Budapest, Hungary since 2008 and equally joined CTR in October 2011.
  • CTR Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel is interviewed in Vienna by the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) about the current condition and future of the OSCE here.
  • Global Zero and Non-Proliferation. Is a world without nuclear weapons a realistic goal? Michael Rühle comments here.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 2014 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom Public Plenary Session
Kenney Auditorium
 
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