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
This report, "Energy for Water and Water for Energy," based on the May 2011 workshop’s presentations and discussions, highlights the issues, suggested solutions, and innovative programs that companies and organizations have undertaken to address the nexus problem. It concludes with preliminary recommendations to bring about common sense and effective ways to deal with the energy water nexus in the United States.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.
The Atlantic Council released an issue brief by Blythe Lyons, nonresident senior fellow of the Energy and Environment Program, entitled: "Primary Energy and Transportation Fuels and the Energy and Water Nexus: Ten Challenges," which highlights the issues that were brought to light in the November 2011 workshop.Download the PDF
Could 3D Printing Change the World? Technologies, Potential, and Implications of Additive Manufacturingis the latest Strategic Foresight Initiative Report, co-authored by Thomas Campbell, Christopher Williams, Olga Ivanova, and Banning Garrett.Download the PDF
On October 13, the Atlantic Council Task Force on Georgia, co-chaired by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Lindsey Graham, released a major new report on Georgia at an event held on Capitol Hill, arguing for intensified domestic reform and a new sense of common purpose and clarity from the United States and Europe to work toward a democratic Georgia embedded in the institutions of the West.Download the PDF
In one of the year’s most poorly understood bit of cyber news, the United States has again announced it may use military force in response to a cyber attack. In a new publication, Jason Healey, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, puts this cyber “declaratory policy” into the proper context, both how it fits into other US declaratory policies and the reality of cyber conflict.Download the PDF