Stanley Sloan

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Stanley Sloan

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NATO and its Partners, Transatlantic Relations


European Union

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Recent Activity

  • September 05, 2018
    Stanley R. Sloan Visiting Scholar, Middlebury College Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Atlantic Council of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: September 5, 2018 Thank you, Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, and members of
  • March 06, 2018
    An unholy alliance of Russia, the Islamic State, and far-right Western politicians and political movements is threatening democracies in the West. The Western populists—playing off fears created by the Islamic State and cooperating both formally and less openly with Russia—seek
  • May 08, 2017
    Later in May, US President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to attend his first NATO summit. The summit will take place at a time when most NATO and European Union (EU) leaders are breathing a sigh of relief with centrist
  • March 21, 2017
    Dear European friends of America, In these challenging times, I am writing to ask that you not abandon your American ally. We have fallen on hard times, and our new leader, Donald Trump, is different from any other in our
  • February 24, 2017
    The uncertainty created by US President Donald Trump’s questioning of whether the Alliance remains in the US’ interest has stalled the production of a new NATO strategic concept. The last NATO strategic concept—the Alliance’s consensus statement on the threats and
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Full Bio

Stanley R. Sloan is a visiting scholar in political science at Vermont's Middlebury College and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. Over the past decade, he has taught courses on transatlantic relations and American power at Middlebury while lecturing regularly at the NATO College in Rome, where he was named an honorary ancien in 2005. In 1999, he concluded government service as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) senior specialist in international security policy after twenty-four years in a variety of CRS research and management positions. He served previously as the first deputy national intelligence officer for Europe at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and as a member of the US Delegation to negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions. Stan is a graduate of the University of Maine, Columbia's School of International Affairs, and a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Officer Training School. While employed by the CIA, Stan completed all but the dissertation for his PhD at American University. In recent years, Stan was the recipient of Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to lecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn. He has authored dozens of CRS studies, journal articles, opinion editorials, and books. The most recent edition of his book on transatlantic security relations, Defense of the West: NATO, and European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain, is scheduled to be published by the Manchester University Press in 2016.