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Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Cybersecurity: Changing the model

The need to update the cybersecurity model is clear. An enhanced public-private model – based on coordinated, advanced protection and resilience – is necessary to protect key critical infrastructure sectors

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Robert J. Butler

Cybersecurity English

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

NATO priorities after the Brussels summit

In Brussels, allies committed not only to increased spending to meet the NATO 2-percent pledge, but to important improvements in readiness and reinforcement for air, land, and naval forces. They also agreed to adopt an increased focus on the challenges of cyber and hybrid conflict. The commitments are comprehensive, but the results of these decisions will depend on effective implementation. This paper sets forth a policy and programmatic framework for that implementation, proposing four sets of actions that NATO should undertake.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer, Hans Binnendijk, Lauren M. Speranza

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Meeting the Russian conventional challenge

The buildup and threatening exercise of Russian conventional forces has been an important component of Russia’s multifaceted anti-Western campaign. NATO has the inherent capacity to deter, or if necessary prevail in, a conventional conflict. Its forces, however, while large, are currently neither adequately ready nor oriented to ensure that such deterrence is fully credible or […]

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Hans Binnendijk

NATO Russia

The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer is a national security and international affairs expert and has multiple appointments, including as a member of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors and also a member of its Strategic Advisors Group.

Kramer has been a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs for President Clinton, Secretary Perry, and Secretary Cohen; and as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.

In the nonprofit world, Kramer is a distinguished fellow at CNA, which operates the Center for Naval Analysis and the Institute for Public Research; is chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; is a capstone professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University; and has been a distinguished research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University. In the private sector, Kramer is a director and consultant and has been a partner at the law firm of Shea and Gardner.

Among his current activities, Kramer is the principal editor and has written several chapters for the book Cyberpower and National Security, led the study on and is the principal author of Civil Power in Irregular Conflict, and is the coauthor and was co-project director of Transatlantic Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Security. At The George Washington University, he teaches a course entitled “The Department of Defense and Winning Modern War.” He has written numerous articles on international affairs.

Kramer received a BA cum laude from Yale University and a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.