Issue Briefs

Cybered World

In, "Conflicting Policy Presumptions about Cybersecurity: Cyber-Prophets, -Priests, -Detectives, and -Designers, and Strategies for a Cybered World," U.S. Naval War College professor Chris Demchak examines the strategic assumptions of cyberspace and the nature of the cyber threat. Dr. Demchak identifies a set of “cyber communities” and recommends a way ahead to reach consensus on organizing the U.S. government’s response to cyber challenges.

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"Cyber Security: An Integrated Governmental Strategy for Progress," authored by former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Atlantic Council Vice Chairman Franklin D. Kramer, lays out a whole of government approach that would ensure that the national security functions of the U.S. government can continue to operate while under cyber attack, establish an effective public-private partnership to safeguard critical infrastructure, and limit cyber espionage and exfiltration of sensitive government information.
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During David Cameron’s first visit to Washington as Britain’s Prime Minister, a new Atlantic Council issue brief calls for the White House and Senate to act to ratify the U.S.-UK and U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties. To affirm the U.S.-UK special relationship, and to advance timely military, economic and diplomatic interests, Cameron’s visit is the ideal occasion for Washington to move on a treaty signed more than three years ago.

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Nazarbayev OSCE

In the issue brief “Behind the Eight Ball: Deciding on an OSCE Summit,” co-authored by the Chairman of the task force, Senator Chuck Hagel, Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson argue that the U.S. focus on Central Asia since 9/11 through the prism of the war in Afghanistan has distorted America’s relations in the region, undermined its integrated regional approach to Afghanistan and invited corruption and instability to spread to Kyrgyzstan.
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According to “Uncertain Kyrgyzstan: Rebalancing U.S. Policy” by Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson, the international community is failing to respond in ways commensurate with the crisis.
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Julian Lindley-French, member of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), writes in the latest SAG Issue Brief about the need for the Strategic Concept to correctly address the issue of the Comprehensive Approach, or political-military cooperation.

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Strategic Advisors Group (SAG) members Harlan Ullman and Julian Lindley-French implore NATO to innovate and modernize its defense education construct in the latest SAG Issue Brief.

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An International Maritime Safety and Security Exchange is urgently needed to improve efficiency and security through increased domain awareness and expedited information sharing, says retired Admiral Harry G. Ulrich III, former Commander of  U.S. Naval Forces in Europe.

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In the latest Issue Brief, Strategic Advisors Group (SAG) members Sebastian Gorka and Julian Lindley-French discuss NATO's role in 21st Century warfare as it moves to address non-traditional threats.

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STOCK - NATO-OTAN

In the latest Issue Brief, Strategic Advisors Group (SAG) members Boyko Noev and Harlan Ullman analyze NATO's three options for how the Strategic Concept should deal with Afghanistan: ignore and defer; finesse; or confront.

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