Publications

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At a public event on September 15, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force launched the issue brief How Reliable is Intelligence on Iran's Nuclear Program? authored by Task Force member Barbara Slavin.

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If the world is going to solve problems of cooperation and conflict in cyberspace, states and non-state actors alike must apply a wider range of tools.  Cyber statecraft will be an important way to discover and implement better set of such tools, writes Jason Healey, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative.

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The Atlantic Council today released “Nordic-Baltic Security in the 21st Century: The Regional Agenda and the Global Role,” a compendium of issue briefs on a range of topics related to Nordic-Baltic security, including NATO’s role in the region, energy security, and how the region can play a larger role in the transatlantic community in concert with the United States, NATO, and the EU.

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“While NATO’s ‘Operation Unified Protector’ has revealed strains within the Alliance and foreshadows future challenges, the Libya operation is a great success.” 

That is the conclusion of Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson in his Strategic Advisors Group issue brief, released as leaders of the Transitional National Council meet today in Paris with leading diplomats from around the world to discuss a post-Qaddafi Libya.
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The United States has maintained forward-deployed nuclear weapons in Europe for more than six decades. That may soon come to an end, argue Dr. Jeffrey A. Larsen, a retired Air Force command pilot and expert on arms control, in his Atlantic Council issue brief "Future Options for NATO Nuclear Policy.”
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In this latest Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Issue Brief "Energy in Food”, Boyko Nitzov, the Center’s Director of Programs, surveys current concerns about the large amounts of energy needed to supply food and explores common concepts, perceptions and myths.
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In this Cyber Statecraft Initiative Issue Brief, Les Bloom of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and John Savage, a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, argue that the best deterrence to cyber conflict is to aggressively pursue national and international risk mitigation at the same time that we explore steps to develop offensive and defensive cyber measures.

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The Legatum Institute and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in association with the Atlantic Council, present this short report, which is the product of an exploratory trip to Egypt by the authors in mid-June 2011. Its aim is to help shape the conversation about Egypt’s economy, economic policy, and international assistance by addressing several persistent myths about the current situation.

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The culmination of conferences in Washington, DC and Brussels, European Unconventional Gas Developments: Environmental Issues and Regulatory Challenges in the EU and the U.S. outlines the regulatory lessons learned during the recent shale gas boom in the United States and seeks to build a regulatory framework for the European context.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group member Kurt Volker argues that allied political leaders must make a stronger case for NATO and that the Alliance must be seen as successful for it to regain public support in his brief “Increasing Outreach, Public Understanding and Support for NATO across the Transatlantic Community.”
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