On January 23, 2014, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted Finnish Minster of Defense Carl Haglund for a discussion on regional defense cooperation in the strategically significant Nordic-Baltic region and what the transatlantic link means for one of NATO’s closest and most involved partners. The discussion also outlined how the success of Finland’s involvement in the regional security cooperative NORDEFCO with its neighbors serves as a model for other regional cooperation initiatives among NATO allies during an era of defense budget cuts and austerity.
In a new Atlantic Council issue brief, “Getting Democracy Promotion Right in Egypt,” Amy Hawthorne contends that although the near-term prospects for democracy in Egypt are bleak, there is more the United States can do to promote democratic change over the longer term.
January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council announced today Michael B. Oren, who recently stepped down after four years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, will join its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on February 1 as ambassador-in-residence.