May 20, 2012

For the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, the Atlantic Council featured reports, congressional testimony, smart analysis, and events on a myriad of issues important to the discussion in Chicago.


On May 24, the Council hosted a half-day conference titled The NATO Chicago Summit: Outcomes and the Way Ahead. The conference provided a thought-provoking assessment of the implications of the Chicago summit, and generated suggestions for how the Alliance can better meet future challenges.

The Young Atlanticist Summit (May 19-21) featured fifty to seventy-five carefully selected emerging leaders, between ages 26 to 35, who are recruited from all NATO countries and some partner countries. Taking place along the sidelines of the official NATO Summit, the Young Atlanticist Summit was the major public diplomacy event in Chicago, as delegates shared the stage with senior policy leaders for a dynamic exchange of ideas. View Young Atlanticist 2010 activities at the NATO Summit in Lisbon


Congressional Testimony

Ian Brzezinski Senate Testimony on NATO: Chicago and Beyond
Damon Wilson Congressional Testimony on NATO's Chicago Summit and US Policy


Media Appearances

Damon Wilson

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CNN Starting Point: NATO deals with austerity, Pakistan
WGNTV appearance: Damon Wilson discusses NATO politics
WGNTV appearance: NATO Summit in Chicago
On NPR's Morning edition with Jackie Northam: NATO Summit To Reaffirm Afghan Commitment
CNN Situation Room:  Who gets invited to NATO summits?

Barry Pavel

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Featured in U.S. News & World Report: Grading Obama's NATO Summit Performance
Quoted in AP: Echoes of Eurozone crisis at NATO meeting
Quoted in U.S. News & World Report: Obama Needs Strong Commitments to Afghanistan For Success at NATO Summit
Quoted in U.S. News & World Report: NATO, Defying Russia, Moves Forward With Missile Shield
Quoted in AFP: With US shift to Asia, NATO faces new era


Jorge Benitez

benitez jorgeAl Jazeera English appearance: Afghanistan to top NATO agenda
Estonian TV ERR appearance: Foreign policy experts are unanimous on the need for NATO
Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek: Obama Seeks Afghan Commitments as NATO Summit Closes
Quoted in LA Times: Ahead of NATO's Chicago summit, members eye the Afghan exits (Paul Richter)
Quoted in Macleans: NATO: Death by a thousand little spending cuts?
Quoted in Xinhua: Chicago summit seeks to deliver promises to renew NATO (Yi Aijun and Lin Yu)
Quoted in Kommersant (Russian): Smart Defense and the Chicago Summit
Quoted in Russia Today (Spanish): Reforma de la OTAN
Quoted in La Vanguardia (Spanish): U.S prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, but routes through Pakistan remain closed


Sarwar Kashmeri

KQED Public Radio: The NATO Summit and Afghanistan





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