Publications

STRATCON 2010

Julian Lindley-French and Yves Boyer have led a Strategic Advisors Group project called STRATCON 2010 to provide provocative ideas and fresh thinking concerning the NATO Strategic Concept.
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This report analyzes the gap between current international governance institutions, organizations and norms and the demands for global governance likely to be posed by long-term strategic challenges over the next 15 years. The report is the product of research and analysis by the NIC and EUISS following a series of international dialogues co-organized by the Atlantic Council, TPN, and other partner organizations in Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, New Delhi, Pretoria, Sao Paulo & Brasilia, Moscow, and Paris. 

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In September 2010, the Atlantic Council published a paper titled "Preventive Detention and the 'War on Terror': Keeping the Response to Terrorism within the Law;" an analysis of U.S. and European dialogue on the subject.

The paper is a result of several workshops and discussions in the ongoing series Transatlantic Dialogues on International Law.

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Corporate Governance

It is two years since the financial services sector of many of the world's leading economies were plunged into disarray.

The uncertainty this generated meant that individual and institutional investors were very reluctant to participate in the financial markets resulting in a dramatic decline in asset values, credit becoming largely unavailable and, as a result, liquidity  became very difficult to generate. Rapid intervention by national governments, directly and through central banks and regulatory agencies, was undertaken in an attempt to restore confidence in the markets and to keep a number of financial institutions solvent. Some were allowed to fail.

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Cybered World

In, "Conflicting Policy Presumptions about Cybersecurity: Cyber-Prophets, -Priests, -Detectives, and -Designers, and Strategies for a Cybered World," U.S. Naval War College professor Chris Demchak examines the strategic assumptions of cyberspace and the nature of the cyber threat. Dr. Demchak identifies a set of “cyber communities” and recommends a way ahead to reach consensus on organizing the U.S. government’s response to cyber challenges.

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"Cyber Security: An Integrated Governmental Strategy for Progress," authored by former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Atlantic Council Vice Chairman Franklin D. Kramer, lays out a whole of government approach that would ensure that the national security functions of the U.S. government can continue to operate while under cyber attack, establish an effective public-private partnership to safeguard critical infrastructure, and limit cyber espionage and exfiltration of sensitive government information.
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During David Cameron’s first visit to Washington as Britain’s Prime Minister, a new Atlantic Council issue brief calls for the White House and Senate to act to ratify the U.S.-UK and U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties. To affirm the U.S.-UK special relationship, and to advance timely military, economic and diplomatic interests, Cameron’s visit is the ideal occasion for Washington to move on a treaty signed more than three years ago.

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Nazarbayev OSCE

In the issue brief “Behind the Eight Ball: Deciding on an OSCE Summit,” co-authored by the Chairman of the task force, Senator Chuck Hagel, Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson argue that the U.S. focus on Central Asia since 9/11 through the prism of the war in Afghanistan has distorted America’s relations in the region, undermined its integrated regional approach to Afghanistan and invited corruption and instability to spread to Kyrgyzstan.
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According to “Uncertain Kyrgyzstan: Rebalancing U.S. Policy” by Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson, the international community is failing to respond in ways commensurate with the crisis.
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The Atlantic Council presents the executive summary from its new report, Pakistan in the Danger Zone: a Tenuous U.S.-Pakistan Relationship by Shuja Nawaz, Director of the Council's South Asia Center.
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