Publications

In this Eurasia Center issue brief, Boyko Nitzov, Director of Programs of the Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center and a team of experts (Ruslan Stefanov, Valentina Nikolova, and Dobromir Hristov) from the Center for the Study of Democracy in Sofia, Bulgaria, provide sector review, findings and recommendations about energy in Bulgaria in response to the need to enhance energy security and develop consistent sustainable energy policies.

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Franklin D. Kramer, Atlantic Council vice chair and member of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), recommends five initiatives for NATO designed to respond to global challenges in both the immediate and longer term.

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Annette Heuser and Walter Slocombe, members of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), address the critical issue of NATO's nuclear policy and offer recommendations for its inclusion into the new Strategic Concept.

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This Compendium contains the text of major regulations, laws, and other documents governing U.S. interactions with Iran. Also provided are the text of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, agreements between Iran and several other countries on various issues, and other documents that represent major policy decisions in U.S. relations with Iran.  The publication was launched at an Atlantic Council panel discussion on U.S.-Iran relations.

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Edgar Buckley and Kurt Volker, members of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), outline four crucial areas of the NATO decision-making process that require immediate consideration for reform in the SAG issue brief "NATO Reform and Decision-Making."

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Edgar Buckley and Ioan Mircea Pascu, members of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), discuss the implications of the use of force, preemption, and assessment of new risks as it relates to the Strategic Concept in the SAG issue brief "Article 5 and Strategic Reassurance."

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Robert Hunter and Sven Biscop, members of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), detail a comprehensive approach for cooperation between the United States, NATO, and the European Union in the SAG issue brief "The United States, NATO, and the European Union: Partnership in the Balance."

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Rob de Wijk, member of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), highlights the need for NATO to address three new challenges as it drafts the 2010 Strategic Concept in "The Challenge: NATO in the Realm of New Geopolitical Realities."

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, not only led to the unifi cation of Germany, thus ending decades of division and immeasurable human suffering; it also ended the division of Europe and changed the world.

Today, twenty years after this event, we are in a position to gauge which distance we have covered since. We are able to observe that in spite of continuing problems and justifi ed as well as unjustifi ed complaints, the unifi cation of Germany and Europe has been crowned with success.

Kurt Volker, Atlantic Council senior advisor and member of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), describes the challenges facing NATO and calls for unity to the divergent goals and ambitions of member states in the SAG issue brief "A New Transatlantic Compact."

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