Transatlantic Topics | NATO, Transatlantic Security and Industry
- 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.
- Don't Call It a Comeback
CTR Managing Director Kurt Volker writes for Foreign Policy that NATO's success in Libya is despite deep-rooted problems that still remain unaddressed within the alliance.
- U.S. Policy towards the OSCE
CTR's Mike Haltzel testified at the U.S. Helsinki Commission. Click here to view the full text and a video.
- National Security in an Age of Austerity
CTR Managing Director Kurt Volker writes here in the Dallas Morning News that America needs a realistic strategy to advance our national security within our means.
- Afghanistan and Libya Point NATO to Five Lessons
CTR's Kurt Volker argues that both the wars in Afghanistan and Libya reveal serious flaws in the alliancehere for Christian Science Monitor.
- Spending Cuts that Threaten our Influence Abroad
CTR's Daniel Serwer comments in The Washington Post here.
- EU Mission in Kosovo: Constructing Ambiguity or Constructive Disunity?
CTR’s David Cadier analyzes here the EU’s role as a regional security actor through the case of EULEX, in the CTR-FRS Transatlantic Security Papers series.
- NATO: A Changing Alliance in a Changing World
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke at CTR on May 12. Click here for his prepared remarks.
- CTR's Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st CenturyView the report of CTR and three other U.S. think tanks Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century.
- European Security and the Future of Transatlantic Relations
SAIS Professor Erik Jones' co-edited book is available here.
- Applying 'Pressure' -- What Does it Mean?
U.S. officials are constantly being described as "applying pressure" to foreign leaders. But if they're not threatening war or serious sanctions, what sort of pressure can diplomats apply? CTR Director Dan Hamilton and other former diplomats comment for NPR here.
- The Atlantic Imperative in an Era of a Global Power Shift
Themes advanced in CTR's book Shoulder to Shoulder are echoed and developed in this article by Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, foreign editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy.
- Disagreements over Missile Defense Threaten to Undermine new START Treaty
CTR Senior Fellow Don Jensen comments here for Voice of America.
- Obama Is No Reagan on Nuclear Disarmament
CTR Fellow Amanda Kempa comments here in Spiegel online.
- Nato’s Lisbon Summit A New Foundation?
Belgian Defense Minister Pieter de Crem spoke at CTR - read his prepared remarks here.
- Behind WikiLeaks: What do Cables do?
CTR Director Dan Hamilton and other former officials explain for National Public Radio.
- Three Questions: Russia, NATO and Afghanistan
CTR's Kurt Volker comments here for Voice of America.
- NATO's Future
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a leading group of experts released a report in February 2010 on NATO's future here. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen each addressed the future of the Alliance as part of the Washington Seminar on the New Strategic Concept, for which CTR was a partner. Clinton's remarks are here; Gates' remarks are here; Albright's remarks are here; and Rasmussen's remarks are here. For an overview of the perspectives of individual allies, see the report by the Polish Institute of International Affairs here and the NATO Defense College here.
- Operation EUFOR TCHAD/RCA and the EU's Common Security and Defense Policy
CTR Non-Resident Fellow Bjoern Seibert provides a look inside the workings of an EU military operation, highlights successes and failures, and draws lessons learned in his new monograph here with the U.S. Army War College.
- Political debate, open media 'desirable' for Azerbaijan's elections
CTR visiting scholar Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher shares her views in an interview with News.az here.
- Global Security and Transatlantic Relations
Read CTR Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel's speech at the Croatia Summit 2010 here.
- Azerbaijan and NATO
CTR's Visiting Fellow Emiliano Stornelli comments on NATO's role in Azerbaijan here.
- Four Ways the West can Rebuild a Crumbling International Order
Commentary by CTR's Kurt Volker here in the Christian Science Monitor.
- Afghanistan Command Change
CTR's Kurt Volker comments here in The Washington Post.
- NATO 'very divided' over Russia
CTR's Kurt Volker comments here on BBC's Hardtalk.
- NATO 2020
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a leading group of experts recently released a report on NATO's future here. CTR and three other U.S. think tanks offer their own recommendations in the Executive Summary of Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century. Read testimony by CTR's Kurt Volker and CTR's Dan Hamilton before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen each addressed the future of the Alliance as part of the Washington Seminar on the New Strategic Concept, for which CTR was a partner. Clinton's remarks are here; Gates' remarks are here; Albright's remarks are here; and Rasmussen's remarks are here. For an overview of the perspectives of individual allies, see the report by the Polish Institute of International Affairs here.
- NATO After Lisbon
NATO leaders approved a new Strategic Concept and closed ranks on Afghanistan and missile defense, but Kurt Volker, CTR Senior Fellow/Managing Director and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, argues in the Christian Science Monitor, that now comes the hard part.
- Toward a New Start
Margarete Klein wonders whether NATO and Russia can forge a strategic partnership here.
- NATO in the Holy Land?
Florence Gaub examines the possibilities here.
- On a Wing and a Prayer
Europe's new military transport aircraft is finally flying -- but that shouldn't be a cause for celebration, notes CTR visiting scholar Bjoern Seibert in Foreign Policy.
- Next Steps on Af/Pak
Watch CTR's Kurt Volker on BBC's Newsnight here and here and CBC's Power & Politics with Evan Solomon; read his comments in the Washington Post. CTR Fellow Thomas Rid discusses Germany's Options in Afghanistan in Survival. Calin Trenkov-Wermuth argues that if Europe fails Pakistan, democracy and rights lose out. Read CTR's Kurt Volker comment on selling the war on the home front here and here. CTR Fellow Thomas Rid and Timo Noetzel comment (in German) on Germany's efforts in the Financial Times Deutschland here.
- "(Not) Too Big to Fail?"
CTR visiting scholar Bjoern Seibert explains here in European Voice why bailing out the Airbus A400M will harm European defence co-operation.
- Fortresses & Icebergs: The Evolution of the Transatlantic Defense Market and the Implications for U.S. National Security Policy
CTR's Jeffrey P. Bialos presents his new book at CSIS here. Defense News reports on it here. Watch Defense News TV with Bialos here.
- Reflections on a New European Security Architecture
Read CTR's Michael Haltzel's slightly revised version, in Russian, of his speech to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on May 8, 2009, in the journal Mir peremen.
- NATO's New Strategic Concept
Click here to access the official NATO website dedicated to the New Strategic Concept.
- Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century
Read recommendations made by CTR and three other U.S. think tanks in the Executive Summary of Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century.
- CTR's Kurt Volker and CTR's Dan Hamilton testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
- Daniel Korski and Tomas Valasek argue for new EU-NATO links here.
- For a recent collection of essays on NATO's role in Afghanistan, click here.
- Shaping a New NATO-Russia Relationship
Daniel Korski offers his views here.
- NATO and 21st Century Deterrence
How to deter? Whom to deter? And with which means? See some answers from the NATO Defense College here.
- NATO's Future
CTR Director Dan Hamilton interviews in the Economist, at the Brookings Institution, The Monocle Weekly, Strasbourg Summit NATO Youth Forum.
- A new NATO for a new world
Senator Jeanne Shaheen offers her view on NATO's future here.
- Germany and Afghanistan
CTR Director Dan Hamilton in Spiegel Online here.
- An Inundation of Envoys
The international community needs to streamline its presence in Afghanistan argue CTR Visiting Fellow Michael Harsch and Thomas Ruttig here on the International Relations and Security Network (ISN).
- Not Even the Afghans Know How to Fix It
CTR Fellow Ed Joseph in The Washington Post here.
- NATO’s Future
CTR Director Dan Hamilton discusses in German here and with Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza in Polish here.
- NATO’s Future
CTR Director Dan Hamilton spoke at Berlin conference on the topic. For a summary in German, click here.
- New Horizons - Generating Ideas for NATO's Future
As NATO prepares for its 60th anniversary, a CTR partner- the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies - has developed a broad initiative on NATO's future role in the changing security environment. Click here to share your thoughts and participate in their online survey.
- West and East after Russia-Georgia
CTR Director Dan Hamilton charts a way forward in the current issue of the German journal Welttrends here.
SAIS Professor Charles Gati traces Mitteleuropa's "faded romance" with the U.S. under the Bush Administration in the current issue of The American Interest here.
- How and why did NATO Survive the Bush Doctrine?
Stanley Sloan tell us here.
- A Kennanesque Vision?
CTR fellow Jeffrey P. Bialos analyzes the new National Defense Strategy here.
- Could France Bring NATO and the EU Closer Together?
Read this new SWP commentary here by Ronja Kempin.
- Wanted: An EU Iraq Strategy
Europe has failed to develop a common strategy for building peace in Iraq - but it is vital to do so, says GPPi's Thorsten Benner here.
- Russia-NATO Relations
Stagnation or Revitalization?
Read this new SWP commentary here by Hannes Adomeit and Frank Kupferschmidt.
- How Common is the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union?
Paul Luif, Senior Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, spoke at CTR on this topic. Click here for his presentation.
- NATO Enlargement and the Bucharest Summit
The membership candidacies of Croatia, Albania, and Macedonia and the Membership Action Plan qualifications of Ukraine and Georgia will be decided at the NATO Summit meeting in Bucharest in April 2008. Read CTR Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel's testimony before the Helsinki Commission on this topic here.
- ESDP and the Transatlantic Relationship
Can the U.S. and the EU work directly on security? What are the implications for NATO? See the analysis by Volker Heise for SWP here.
- Afghanistan: Hard Choices for NATO
Allies face tough challenges in Afghanistan. Peter Jones charts the course, particularly for Canada, in this piece for the Ottawa Citizen here. SAIS Visiting Scholar Ed Joseph and Brookings Fellow Phil Gordon examine what Afghanistan means for US commitment to multilateralism for the International Herald Tribune here.
- NATO and Missile Defense
What options do the European members of NATO have re the U.S. missile defense program? Alexander Bitter from SWP offers some options here.
- Lugar Urges Active Role for NATO in Energy Security Policy
Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) is calling on NATO to protect allied
countries' energy security. Click here.
- NATO’s Riga Summit
President Bush and allied leaders met in Riga, Latvia November 28 for NATO’s 2006 Summit. CTR Director Dan Hamilton argues that NATO is so focused on its out of area missions that it has taken its eye off its enduring "in area" mission -- protecting North Atlantic societies. Read his article in the International Herald Tribune here. What happened -- and didn't happen-- at Riga, and what should allies be doing now? Read analysis by Charles Skinner here. How should NATO be transformed? Read Transatlantic Transformations: Equipping NATO for the 21st Century edited by CTR Director Daniel Hamilton. Click here for a pdf copy of this book.
- For more on NATO’s role in energy security, click here.
- Transatlantic Security and Industry Program
- NATO Summit 2006: "Waiting for Another Day"
Analysis by Karl-Heinz Kamp in Berlin - click here.
- CTR Publications
Transatlantic Transformations: Equipping NATO for the 21st Century
- "Dutch to Bolster NATO"
By Ambassador Boudewijn van Eenennaam, Washington Times, February 9 2006 - click here.
- "Big World, Big Future, Big NATO"
By Julian Lindley-French, NATO Review, Winter 2005 - click here.