• NATO-Russia Missile Defense Cooperation: Roundtable Discussion with Frank Rose

    On Monday, November 15th, 2010, the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program hosted a roundtable discussion on NATO-Russia Missile Defense Cooperation with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, Frank A. Rose.
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  • Global Governance 2025

    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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  • Second Annual Members' Conference - Russia Reset and Completing Europe Whole and Free: Can we do both at the same time?

    Summary of the breakout conversation "Russia Reset and Completing Europe Whole and Free: Can we do both at the same time?" at the 2010 Annual Members' Conference.


    Michael Calvey, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Baring Vostok Capital Partners
    Adrian Karatnycky, Former President, Freedom House; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
    Eugene Rumer, National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council
    Maciej Witucki, Chief Executive, Polish Telecom
    Moderated by Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program, Atlantic Council

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  • A European State That Has Friendly Ties With Russia

    Is Ukraine drifting toward Russia and away from Europe? Several recent developments suggest it may be.

    Although the pendulum has swung toward Moscow, a case can be made that a foreign policy balance will be struck in the coming months.

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  • Ukraine Partition Debate Irresponsible and Dangerous

    Every scholar, writer, or intellectual takes on serious obligations toward the reader when he or she engages in speculation or hypothesis.  Among the most important of these obligations is to assess the probability of his proposition and, if the probability is remote, to be cognizant the consequences and uses of his exercise in speculative analysis.
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  • Clinton on Russia and NATO

    Hillary Clinton addressed the Atlantic Council this evening on "The Future of NATO" as a kickoff to a conference on a new strategic concept for the sixty-year-old Alliance.   She worked very hard to square the circle on NATO-Russia relations, both advocating increased cooperation and leaving the door open for further contentious expansion.
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  • Time to Retire the Russia Reset Button

    Time to Retire the Russia Reset Button

    In 2010, one New Year's resolution for the Obama administration would be to retire the entire "Russia reset" meme. From its ill-omened launch with the presentation of a button by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov – inscribed in Latin (not Cyrillic) letters with a Russian word that implies a party is being shortchanged – the "reset" has labored under an apparent curse.

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  • Russia and Georgia to Reopen Border Crossing

    Georgia and Russia have agreed to re-open a key artery closed since 2006, another sign that Moscow would like to repair relations with its former satellite.

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  • French Ship Sale to Russia Must Be Blown Off Course

    The French Navy ship Mistral tied up at a downtown Saint Petersburg pier November 23. With the golden dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral shimmering in the background, the amphibious assault ship made a perfect sales promotion picture, which was precisely its mission.  Some in Paris—led by the Elysée Palace—want to sell Mistral class ships to Russia, a venture with ominous geopolitical implications that would tear at the fabric of NATO.

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  • Russian Economy and the Balance of Power

    In assessing the balance of power between Russia and the West throughout the Eurasian space, many analysts have focused on political decisions. Does the Obama administration's decision to cancel the deployment of a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic leave pro-American governments in the region anxious to be integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community exposed? Is delaying a decision on whether to offer membership in NATO to Ukraine and Georgia a tantamount recognition of a re-emerging Russian "sphere of influence" in the region?

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