Publications

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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STOCK - Transatlantic Relations

The Atlantic Council's Transatlantic Relations Program outlines a comprehensive plan for renewing U.S.-EU relations in Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic U.S.-EU Partnership.
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Given the considerable smart grid investments already underway in the U.S. and Europe, the U.S., the EU Commission and the EU’s 27 member states should engage with each other in this promising field.  This report recommends the establishment of an appropriate transatlantic liaison with these existing efforts to ensure compatible standards and regulations based on international standards wherever possible.
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This Energy and Environment Program report, A Shared Vision for Energy and Climate Change: Establishing a Common Transatlantic Agenda, finds that the two highest priority energy technologies for the Atlantic community are those involving energy efficiency and coal with carbon capture and storage. Without significant and timely progress in deploying these basic technologies on a massive scale, there is virtually no possibility of achieving emission reduction targets.
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Chances for successful United States-China cooperation will be significantly enhanced if China and the United States establish an Implementing Mechanism for Cooperation (IMC) that utilizes existing cooperative mechanisms and involves the top levels of both governments.
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