In the Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief "Kazakhstan's Energy Sector Since Independence: Two Decades of Growth and Challenges Ahead?" Katherine Hardin, senior director for Russian and Caspian Energy Research at IHS CERA, looks at the key stages in Kazakhstan's emergence as a major energy producer while analyzing the challenges ahead as oil and gas production increases.Download the PDF
In the Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief "The Path Towards Kazakhstan's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy: Convergence of US-Kazakh Interests," Douglas Townsend, a UK-based business consultant and former Australian diplomat with extensive experience in the Eurasia region, explores opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the US and Kazakhstan on issues of nuclear non-proliferation.Download the PDF
The word cyberspace is nearly thirty years old and during that time, academics, theorists, and strategists have been considering how conflict will unfold in this new domain. As yet, though, little has been published on what kinds of different futures may await us. To address this gap, Jason Healey in a new Atlantic Council issue brief describes five potential mid-term cyber futures: Status Quo, Domain, Balkanization, Cybergeddon, and Paradise.
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As European leaders meet to decide the future of the Eurozone, Julie Chon argues in a new Atlantic Council - Bertelsmann Foundation issue brief that Europe must learn from the United States’ TARP experience, and match a sizeable bazooka with a clear and transparent process for markets to understand how financial mechanisms will work.Download the PDF
Marshall Billingslea, director with Deloitte Consulting, LPP and member of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Advisors Group, and Major General Gary Winterberger, USAF (Ret.), former commander of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (NAEW&C) Force Command and consultant with the NATO team at IBM, authored an issue brief on NATO reform.
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Ambassador Kurt Volker, senior advisor to the International Security Program and member of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Advisors Group, and Vice Admiral Kevin P. Green, USN (Ret.), vice president for defense and intelligence for IBM Federal, outlined several key principles for NATO reform in a new issue brief.
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Ishrat Husain, dean and director of the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan, authored the latest South Asia Center issue brief titled "Prospects and Challenges for Increasing India-Pakistan Trade."Download the PDF
In advance of the US-EU summit on November 28 in Washington, DC, the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Transatlantic Relations Program released “A US-EU Action Plan for Supporting Democratization: Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.” In partnership with the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), the Atlantic Council developed an action plan with concrete policy recommendations for a coordinated US-EU approach to support democratic transitions taking place in the Middle East and North Africa.Download the PDF
“Iran Turns to China, Barter to Survive Sanctions,” by senior fellow Barbara Slavin discusses Iran’s changing trade patterns, its greater dependence on China, India and Turkey, and continuing relationships with Germany and Italy. The brief also discusses the impact of sanctions and measures the United States could take to convince Iran to curb its nuclear program without adversely affecting ordinary Iranians and the global economy. It was launched at an Atlantic Council event on Thursday, November 10.