Publications

In an Atlantic Council issue brief, “A Global Industrial Base for 21st Century Security Needs,” Martin J. Bollinger, senior partner with Booz and Company, argues that the United States has become increasingly dependent upon global and other non-traditional suppliers to meet evolving US forces’ needs for future missions and that the US Department of Defense will need to evolve its industrial-base policy accordingly.

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Fueling America and the Energy Water Nexus

The Atlantic Council's Energy and Environment Program released a report entitled: "Fueling America and the Energy Water Nexus: How and Why it Impacts the Nexus and What Next," which highlights the issues that were brought to light in the November 2011 workshop Energy Water Nexus Primary Fuels for Power and Transportation in the US.

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In the fifth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Bruton takes a look at the US Special Forces-supported hunt in Central Africa for the remnants of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

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Against the backdrop of this historic electoral battle, much more is at stake than the country’s highest office, EgyptSource editor Mara Revkin and Egyptian Judge Yussef Auf argue in a new issue brief for the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
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Historically, energy security has played a central role in shaping the national security strategy and interests of the Baltic states. The diverse challenges that exist in the region make it necessary to focus on identifying areas of cooperation between the countries as they pursue diversified oil and gas supplies.

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To help add depth to the idea of a cyber 9/11, this issue brief, authored by Jason Healey, director of the Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative, examines what might happen the day after a major cyber disruption, on 9/12.

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In the fourth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center director J. Peter Pham notes that the failure to resolve the political impasse in the Malian capital impedes any effort to end the conflict in the northern part of the country since, without a stable and legitimate government around which to rally the nation and rebuild its military, reuniting the West African country is, at best, an aspiration.

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In an Atlantic Council issue brief, “Change Management and Cultural Transformation in NATO: Lessons from the Public and Private Sectors,” Edgar Buckley, former assistant secretary general of NATO, and Nancy DeViney, vice president for Organizational Change Management at IBM argue that applying lessons learned from change management and cultural transformation experiences from both the public and private sector could make a real positive difference in NATO’s current reform efforts. 

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On the eve of the Chicago summit, a new Atlantic Council report argues for the enduring importance of NATO, and calls for renewed leadership from the Alliance's members to ensure NATO's vibrancy in the decade to come.

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In the third in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Bruton notes that important transitional arrangements were neglected before the independence of South Sudan last year and, as a result, the new country and the one from which it seceded are now waging a belated and predictably violent effort to allocate oil revenues and territory.

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