On November 16, 2011 the Atlantic Council, Thomson Reuters, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and the Embassy of Canada hosted a day-long conference to look at the actions and tools Canada used to so successfully weather the financial crisis.Download the PDF
This piece is co-authored by Uri Dadush, senior associate and director of the Carnegie Endowment’s International Economics Program; Banning Garrett, director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative; David Ignatius, associate editor and twice-weekly columnist for the Washington Post; James B. Steinberg, dean and professor at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
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Jason Healey, director of the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative, and Leendert van Bochoven, NATO and European Defense leader at IBM, argue that NATO must "double down" on a core set of priorities following the recent cyber defense policy, leveraging the best capabilities, policies, and practices from member nations and industry partners.
For more than two decades, cyber defenders, intelligence analysts, and policymakers have struggled to determine the source of the most damaging attacks. This “attribution problem” will only become more critical as we move into a new era of cyber conflict with even more attacks ignored, encouraged, supported, or conducted by national governments according to Jason Healey, the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, in a new Atlantic Council issue brief.Download the PDF
In the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center issue brief "Kazakhstan and the United States: Twenty Years of Ambiguous Partnership," Sean R. Roberts, an associate professor of practice in international affairs and director of the International Development Studies Program at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, examines how the US-Kazakhstan relationship has evolved over three critical periods in the country's development.Download the PDF
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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