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Wed, Dec 9, 2020

NATO needs continuous responses in cyberspace

Today, NATO’s security is threatened by Russia’s and China’s continuous cyberattacks on the Alliance and its members. To accomplish its mission of deterrence and defense, NATO needs to implement a strategy of proactive, continuous responses to China and Russia in cyberspace, where great power competition is playing out in real time.

New Atlanticist by Franklin D. Kramer, Lauren Speranza, and Conor Rodihan

Cybersecurity Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Priorities for a transatlantic China strategy

Franklin D. Kramer lays out six spheres of strategic cooperation between Europe and North America to guide joint foreign policy goals with respect to China.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Franklin D. Kramer

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from the pandemic and requirements for key critical infrastructures

A US national strategy for "effective resilience," the capacity to prepare for and withstand shocks of the magnitude of a major pandemic or equivalent such as a major cyberattack with any resulting disruption significantly less than that caused by COVID-19.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer

Coronavirus Crisis Management

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.”

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