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Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Sloan Testifies Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on NATO

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 the Committee, for calling today’s hearing. I am happy to have the opportunity to talk […]

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Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Can The West Be Saved?

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 to move democracies in the West away from a political system that is based on […]

New Atlanticist by Stanley Sloan

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Mon, May 8, 2017

The West’s Future Depends on the Political Center

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 Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of the far-right Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on May […]

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Stanley R. Sloan is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is also 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.