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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

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.”