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  • Backgrounder posted May 16, 2012 by Luke Coffey The 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago: NATO in Need of American Leadership

    Abstract: The 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago is an opportunity for the U.S. to provide much-needed leadership for NATO. The United States should push NATO members to keep their current commitments to Afghanistan and commit to supporting Afghanistan after NATO forces withdraw. At the Chicago Summit, the Obama Administration also needs to make the cases for transition,…

  • Testimony posted April 27, 2012 by Luke Coffey NATO: The Chicago Summit and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Testimony before The Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia United States House of Representatives Chairman Burton, Ranking Member Meeks, Members of the Committee, I am honored to speak to you today about the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago. My name is Luke Coffey. I am the Margaret…

  • Issue Brief posted April 24, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Michaela Dodge Washington Should Advance U.S.–Turkey Ties Through Missile Defense

    This year, Turkey celebrates its 60th anniversary as a member of the NATO alliance. As a Muslim-majority country with close ties to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey’s participation in NATO is integral to the alliance’s influence beyond Europe’s borders. However, while Turkish membership provides the alliance with extended regional access, Ankara continues a…

  • Issue Brief posted March 8, 2012 by Luke Coffey Five Principles That Should Guide U.S. Policy Toward NATO

    Since the end of World War II, the U.S. has played a vital role in the defense and security of Europe. This role has been carried out primarily through the auspices of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Today, the U.S. commitment to NATO is not about protecting Europeans from the threat of Soviet Communism; it is about ensuring America’s strategic reach in…

  • Issue Brief posted March 1, 2012 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Five Conservative Principles That Should Guide U.S. Policy on Europe

    The Obama Administration has attached little importance to the transatlantic alliance, and Europe has barely figured in its foreign policy. The Administration’s highly touted “pivot to Asia” is simply a belated admission that it has less interest in Europe than any post–1945 U.S. Administration. While Europe is the home of some of America’s most important allies, the…

  • Backgrounder posted January 5, 2012 by Sally McNamara The Failure of the “Russia Reset”: Next Steps for the United States and Europe

    Abstract: The policies of the United States and the European Union should encourage and support Russian civil society and Russia’s democratic modernizers. And, if Russia continues to abrogate its international commitments to basic freedoms and human rights, the U.S. and the EU must stand up for democratic values and make it clear that Russian aggression will not…

  • Testimony posted May 9, 2011 by Sally McNamara Overview of Security Issues in Europe and Eurasia

    Testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Committee on Foreign Affairs United States House of Representatives May 5, 2011 My name is Sally McNamara. I am Senior…

  • Backgrounder posted March 8, 2011 by Sally McNamara The EU–U.S. Counterterrorism Relationship: An Agenda for Cooperation

    Abstract: After 9/11, the nations of Europe displayed extraordinary solidarity with the United States, and a decade later both sides of the Atlantic still know they need each other to fight the global threat of Islamist terror. But the EU–U.S. counterterrorism relationship has been marked as much by confrontation as it has by cooperation. As a result of the Lisbon Treaty,…

  • Backgrounder posted February 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara How President Obama's EU Policy Undercuts U.S. Interests

    Abstract: The European Union has not been working with the United States as a partner, but against the U.S. as a global counterbalance. One of the main features of the EU’s counter-strategy is its advancement of a non-NATO defense identity, the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The CSDP is not strengthening the transatlantic alliance, instead shifting resources…

  • Backgrounder posted September 16, 2010 by Sally McNamara Russia’s Proposed New European Security Treaty: A Non-Starter for the U.S. and Europe

    Abstract: In several ways, Russia’s proposed new European Security Treaty would undermine European security—the opposite of its stated purpose—not least of all by sharply limiting NATO’s ability to act and to accept new members. Instead of adding to the existing European architecture and treaties, the U.S. and its European allies should work to advance relations with…

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  • Backgrounder posted February 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara How President Obama's EU Policy Undercuts U.S. Interests

    Abstract: The European Union has not been working with the United States as a partner, but against the U.S. as a global counterbalance. One of the main features of the EU’s counter-strategy is its advancement of a non-NATO defense identity, the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The CSDP is not strengthening the transatlantic alliance, instead shifting resources…

  • Testimony posted May 9, 2011 by Sally McNamara Overview of Security Issues in Europe and Eurasia

    Testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Committee on Foreign Affairs United States House of Representatives May 5, 2011 My name is Sally McNamara. I am Senior…

  • Backgrounder posted March 8, 2011 by Sally McNamara The EU–U.S. Counterterrorism Relationship: An Agenda for Cooperation

    Abstract: After 9/11, the nations of Europe displayed extraordinary solidarity with the United States, and a decade later both sides of the Atlantic still know they need each other to fight the global threat of Islamist terror. But the EU–U.S. counterterrorism relationship has been marked as much by confrontation as it has by cooperation. As a result of the Lisbon Treaty,…

  • Backgrounder posted January 5, 2012 by Sally McNamara The Failure of the “Russia Reset”: Next Steps for the United States and Europe

    Abstract: The policies of the United States and the European Union should encourage and support Russian civil society and Russia’s democratic modernizers. And, if Russia continues to abrogate its international commitments to basic freedoms and human rights, the U.S. and the EU must stand up for democratic values and make it clear that Russian aggression will not…

  • Issue Brief posted March 1, 2012 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Five Conservative Principles That Should Guide U.S. Policy on Europe

    The Obama Administration has attached little importance to the transatlantic alliance, and Europe has barely figured in its foreign policy. The Administration’s highly touted “pivot to Asia” is simply a belated admission that it has less interest in Europe than any post–1945 U.S. Administration. While Europe is the home of some of America’s most important allies, the…

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  • Issue Brief posted March 1, 2012 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Five Conservative Principles That Should Guide U.S. Policy on Europe

    The Obama Administration has attached little importance to the transatlantic alliance, and Europe has barely figured in its foreign policy. The Administration’s highly touted “pivot to Asia” is simply a belated admission that it has less interest in Europe than any post–1945 U.S. Administration. While Europe is the home of some of America’s most important allies, the…

  • Backgrounder posted January 5, 2012 by Sally McNamara The Failure of the “Russia Reset”: Next Steps for the United States and Europe

    Abstract: The policies of the United States and the European Union should encourage and support Russian civil society and Russia’s democratic modernizers. And, if Russia continues to abrogate its international commitments to basic freedoms and human rights, the U.S. and the EU must stand up for democratic values and make it clear that Russian aggression will not…

  • Backgrounder posted March 8, 2011 by Sally McNamara The EU–U.S. Counterterrorism Relationship: An Agenda for Cooperation

    Abstract: After 9/11, the nations of Europe displayed extraordinary solidarity with the United States, and a decade later both sides of the Atlantic still know they need each other to fight the global threat of Islamist terror. But the EU–U.S. counterterrorism relationship has been marked as much by confrontation as it has by cooperation. As a result of the Lisbon Treaty,…

  • Backgrounder posted February 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara How President Obama's EU Policy Undercuts U.S. Interests

    Abstract: The European Union has not been working with the United States as a partner, but against the U.S. as a global counterbalance. One of the main features of the EU’s counter-strategy is its advancement of a non-NATO defense identity, the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The CSDP is not strengthening the transatlantic alliance, instead shifting resources…

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