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Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: A new era for NATO

The band is back together: NATO allies gathered at a Monday summit in Brussels. How will the meeting shape NATO’s future, and what cracks did it reveal in the Alliance?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jun 8, 2021

Transformative priorities for national defense

Today, the United States faces multi-theater and multi-domain challenges different from any presented since World War II—and, in fact, ever. This report addresses these pivotal challenges by advancing key transformative priorities for an effective US national defense strategy, both in the "American theater" at home and in the forward theaters abroad.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Lt. Col. Matthew R. Crouch

China Defense Industry

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Binnendijk, Kirchberger, Kramer, and Skaluba on DEFAERO Report Podcast: The need for a transatlantic China Plan

China Plan authors Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, Franklin D. Kramer, and Chris Skaluba joined DEFAERO Report Founder and Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the China Plan's key analysis and findings.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Sarah Kirchberger, Franklin D. Kramer, Christopher Skaluba

China Europe & Eurasia

Franklin D. Kramer is a distinguished fellow and board director of the Atlantic Council. Mr. Kramer has served as a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. At the Department of Defense, Mr. Kramer was in charge of the formulation and implementation of international defense and political-military policy, with worldwide responsibilities including NATO and Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

In the non-profit world, Mr. Kramer has been a senior fellow at CNA; chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; a distinguished research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University; and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Mr. Kramer’s areas of focus include defense, both conventional and hybrid; NATO and Russia; cyber including resilience and international cyber issues; irregular conflict and counterinsurgency; innovation and national security; and China, including managing competition, military power, and China-Taiwan-US relations.

Mr. Kramer has written extensively; in addition to the current report on  “Effective Resilience and National Strategy: Lessons from the Pandemic and Requirements for Key Critical Infrastructures,” his publications include “Managed Competition: Meeting China’s Challenge in a Multi-vector World”;  on NATO, “NATO Priorities After the Brussels Summit” and “Meeting the Russian Hybrid Challenge”; on cyber “Cybersecurity: Changing the Model,” “Cyber and Deterrence: The Military-Civil Nexus in High-End Conflict,” and “Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO”; on innovation, “Innovation, Leadership, and National Security”; and on counterinsurgency, he was the principal editor, and co-author of the policy chapter, of the book “Civil Power in Irregular Conflict” and “Irregular Conflict, The Department of Defense and International Security Reform.”