Mon, Dec 11, 2017
The United States faces threats from outside its borders, but also from within. The political system that once created a strong, prosperous, and united nation now sows division. This report, written by John Raidt, unpacks how the fuel—money—drives the cartel’s machinations as it interacts with and exploits amplifying forces—legal, structural, media, technological, and social.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by John Raidt
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
According to some projections, the majority of all global economic activity could take place within Asia by 2050. Military might often follows economic power, and Asian countries are already spending more than European states on defense. Both of these developments reflect a broader shift in global power from West to East.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Matthew Kroenig and Miyeon Oh
Wed, Oct 4, 2017
The balance in Eurasia is shifting. China’s President Xi Jinping has ambitious visions for Asia, while the rest of the world reshuffles to find its place in the rapidly changing global order. The United States would be better off engaging with the BRI and trying to influence its design and mechanics from within, rather than staying on the sidelines and witnessing its allies gravitating toward China.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Gal Luft
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Europe faces its greatest challenges, and possibly its sharpest turning point, since World War II. In this report, Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures, Frances Burwell’s transatlantic expertise joins Mathew Burrows’ deft trends analysis to offer a sobering look at the possible future for Europe with the hope of reigniting the bond between Americans and Europeans so that we may build a better future together.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew Burrows and Frances Burwell
Mon, Mar 6, 2017
As the new administration considers ways to ensure US national security and economic growth, a newly engaged Latin America presents a wealth of opportunity on myriad fronts: urbanization, human capital, open markets, energy reform, technology, and the fight against corruption.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak with Rachel DeLevie-Orey
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
America’s future, and that of other nations and peoples, will be most secure in the long term with an emphasis on future prosperity unlocked by the Internet. Prosperity for the United States and the global economy is only assured if the United States and like-minded nations, civil society, and other nonstate actors all work toward a goal of making defense easier than attack.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Jason Healey
Tue, Dec 6, 2016
Africa’s story is increasingly one of economic dynamism that is driven, in part, by political reform and improvements in governance. But, there are also very real security, humanitarian, and developmental challenges that remain to be confronted. The United States has a stake in helping to tackle these challenges, not least because it is in its own national interest to do so.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Dr. J. Peter Pham
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Framing a sustainable and achievable strategy toward Iran will be a high priority for the next administration. In the sixth Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations in Transition, Ellen Laipson presents a new strategy to reduce prospects for a military confrontation with Iran; improve the regional security environment by working with trusted partners and with Iran; and, eventually, enable Iran and the United States to build cooperation in diverse areas of shared concern.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Ellen Laipson
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
There are growing risks and threats to US satellites, civilian and military alike, and challenges to stated US goals in space. The question for the new administration, however, is whether hegemonic means to address those challenges are likely to achieve US goals.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Theresa Hitchens and Joan Johnson-Freese
Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Ten years ago, most observers predicted a period of smooth sailing for the world economy. Today, the world looks very different. To better deal with this new global economic environment, the United States requires a new strategy for the twenty-first century. That strategy should enable the country to shape, steer, and sustain a new global economic order that accomplishes several key objectives underpinning prosperity and stability for greater numbers of Americans.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Robert D. Hormats
Tue, Mar 15, 2016
The fundamental challenge for modern wealthy democracies committed to promoting better governance is that their opportunities are hostage to the preferences of national elites in closed-access polities, where political power is exercised in arbitrary ways, and where most of the population lacks access to services, including the rule of law.
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Stephen D. Krasner
Wed, Apr 22, 2015
We have entered a new era in world history, a post-post-Cold War era that holds both great promise and great peril for the United States, its allies, and everyone else. This era calls for a new approach to national strategy called “dynamic stability.”
Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Barry Pavel, Peter Engelke, and Alex Ward