Publications

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. 

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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.

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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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