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  • U.S.-Libyan Relations: An Analytic Compendium of U.S. Policies, Laws, and Regulations

    This compendium presents the texts of the U.S. policy statements, laws, and regulations (or relevant parts thereof) that govern U.S. relations with Libya, on both the bilateral and multilateral levels. Before each document or group of documents is an analytic summary which highlights the context, major provisions, and significance of the policy, law, or regulation in question as it relates to U.S.-Libyan relations. At the end is an essay entitled, “Removing Restrictions on U.S.-Libyan Relations,” which discusses how a U.S. government seeking to do so might go about the process of normalizing relations, taking either a comprehensive or incremental approach.

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  • U.S.-Libyan Relations: Toward Cautious Reengagement

    This report discusses the future of US-Libyan relations. It states that the set of laws and regulations that govern US relations with Libya are outdated and recommends the countering of international terrorism as a principal objective for a new strategy. The authors suggest pursuing secondary objectives, such as energy security, containment of Libya's regional ambitions, development of economic relations and fostering of human rights and political reform in Libya. They conclude that in pursuing opportunities to advance its objectives, the US should focus on areas where it coincides with Libyan and European interests.

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  • Transforming NATO Forces: European Perspectives

    The papers in this compendium were prepared for a conference in October 2002 designed to illuminate European perspectives on the growing transatlantic military capabilities gap and on how this gap might be bridged. The conference was organized into four panels: the first focused broadly on capabilities, the second on “Spending More Wisely” initiatives, the third on obstacles to closing the gap, and the fourth on the role of defense industry.

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  • Transforming NATO Forces: European Perspectives

    The papers in this compendium were prepared for a conference in October 2002 designed to illuminate European perspectives on the growing transatlantic military capabilities gap and on how this gap might be bridged. The conference was organized into four panels: the first focused broadly on capabilities, the second on “Spending More Wisely” initiatives, the third on obstacles to closing the gap, and the fourth on the role of defense industry.

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  • Risk and Reward: US-EU Regulatory Cooperation on Food Safety and the Environment

    This policy paper addresses difference in US-EU regulatory policy in connection with food safety and the environment. The authors examine current trans-Atlantic tensions arising out of several areas of domestic regulations on issues surrounding food safety and environmental protection.

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  • The Twain Shall Meet: The Prospects for Russia-West Relations

    This paper examines the trans-Atlantic relations between the US, the EU and Russia. The authors analyze the process of cooperation between Russia and the West and discuss the process of the country's inclusion into the western economy and security institutions. The paper focuses on three main areas: integration of Russia into the trans-Atlantic and global economies; building of a new Euro-Atlantic security system and responding to new global challenges.

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  • Staying the Course: Opportunities and Limitations in U.S.-China Relations

    This paper discusses US relations with the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. It is based on a report by a delegation of former military and defense policy leaders that were sent to visit Beijing and Taiwan to examine the longer-term issues in relations among the three countries. The paper concludes by offering recommendations for US policymakers working on the topic.

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  • New Capabilities: Transforming NATO Forces

    This paper makes suggestions for the process of NATO force transformation and strategy development. The authors explain that in order to achieve successful future force transformation, NATO must focus on integrating information systems, deploying further precision weapons and creating a spearhead force as a catalyst for transformation. The paper states that the alliance must also measure results by the ability to perform a full range of missions beyond Europe's borders.

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  • Elusive Partnership: US and European Policies in the Near East and the Gulf

    This report presents the US-Middle East delegation's assessment of European attitudes and its conclusions and recommendations for the policies of the US government. The authors analyze the history of US–European relations on the topic of the Middle East and discuss the European attitudes toward the problem as well as the directions and dynamics of the region.

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  • Managing Proliferation Issues With Iran

    Any government in Tehran will be inclined to seek weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missile delivery options given the realities of its strategic environment. These weapons might help Iran to deter potential external threats, to achieve equality with other major regional powers armed with WMD, and to attain self-reliance in national security, given the isolating experience of arms embargoes. A more pluralist leadership in the future, however, may examine broader choices and trade-offs, and perhaps be less likely to cross key thresholds in WMD acquisition.
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