Publications

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.

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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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Pakistan India trucks

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."

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US-EU Conference

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.

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Tantawi

A new issue brief by Hariri Middle East Center director Michele Dunne explores the troubled state of Egypt’s democratic transition.
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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.

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets with China’s He Guoqiang

“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.

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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.

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3D Printing

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.

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