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  • Issue Brief posted August 14, 2015 by Luke Coffey The Perfect Opportunity to Advance the U.S.–Georgian Defense Relationship

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will meet with his Georgian counterpart, Tinatin Khidasheli, the week of August 17. Having recently been appointed as defense minister (and the first female defense minister in Georgia’s history), this will be Khidasheli’s first meeting at the Pentagon in her new role. Georgia has been a steadfast ally of the United States, and…

  • Issue Brief posted October 7, 2013 by Luke Coffey 2014 NATO Summit: Laying the Groundwork Now

    It was recently announced that the 2014 NATO summit will be held in the United Kingdom. The last time the U.K. hosted the NATO summit was in 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the Cold War was coming to a close. This will be a particularly important summit. The 2014 NATO summit will be the last summit before NATO ends its combat operations in Afghanistan,…

  • Issue Brief posted June 5, 2013 by Luke Coffey The U.S. Should Back Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    Montenegro, a small but geopolitically important Balkan nation, has made steady progress in its path toward NATO membership since it formally began a Membership Action Plan (MAP) in 2009. As one of the four official NATO-aspirant countries and currently in the third cycle of the MAP, Montenegro has made and continues to make significant reforms that are essential for NATO…

  • 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…

  • Posted on April 19, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Enlargement: No Longer a NATO Priority?

    Next month NATO leaders will meet in Chicago for the heads of state and government summit.  The agenda will primarily...…

  • Issue Brief posted March 19, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Luke Coffey NATO Enlargement Should Top Obama Agenda in Chicago

    In May, NATO leaders will meet for the annual heads of state and government summit in Chicago. Absent from the summit’s agenda is the issue of enlargement—a pillar of the alliance. Since taking office, President Obama has done little to support the membership of qualified candidates. This year’s NATO summit provides an opportunity to correct this. NATO’s “open door…

  • 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…

  • 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 December 10, 2010 by Sally McNamara NATO Summit 2010: Time to Turn Words Into Action

    Abstract: NATO has adopted its first Strategic Concept of the 21st century. Much has changed since the last concept was adopted in 1999, including the first and only invocation of the alliance’s Article 5 clause the day after 9/11. Topics for consideration in the Strategic Concept included the balancing of territorial defense against expeditionary…

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  • Issue Brief posted June 5, 2013 by Luke Coffey The U.S. Should Back Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    Montenegro, a small but geopolitically important Balkan nation, has made steady progress in its path toward NATO membership since it formally began a Membership Action Plan (MAP) in 2009. As one of the four official NATO-aspirant countries and currently in the third cycle of the MAP, Montenegro has made and continues to make significant reforms that are essential for NATO…

  • Issue Brief posted October 7, 2013 by Luke Coffey 2014 NATO Summit: Laying the Groundwork Now

    It was recently announced that the 2014 NATO summit will be held in the United Kingdom. The last time the U.K. hosted the NATO summit was in 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the Cold War was coming to a close. This will be a particularly important summit. The 2014 NATO summit will be the last summit before NATO ends its combat operations in Afghanistan,…

  • Issue Brief posted August 14, 2015 by Luke Coffey The Perfect Opportunity to Advance the U.S.–Georgian Defense Relationship

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will meet with his Georgian counterpart, Tinatin Khidasheli, the week of August 17. Having recently been appointed as defense minister (and the first female defense minister in Georgia’s history), this will be Khidasheli’s first meeting at the Pentagon in her new role. Georgia has been a steadfast ally of the United States, and…

  • 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…

  • WebMemo posted October 14, 2010 by Sally McNamara, Morgan Lorraine Roach The Obama Administration Must Push for Macedonia’s Accession to NATO at the Lisbon Summit

    On November 19, NATO leaders will meet in Lisbon for a formal heads-of-state summit. The dominant issue for the United States will be the adoption of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the first of the new millennium. However, the Obama Administration should also throw its weight behind further expansion of the alliance, especially Macedonia’s accession. Macedonia has…

  • Issue Brief posted March 19, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Luke Coffey NATO Enlargement Should Top Obama Agenda in Chicago

    In May, NATO leaders will meet for the annual heads of state and government summit in Chicago. Absent from the summit’s agenda is the issue of enlargement—a pillar of the alliance. Since taking office, President Obama has done little to support the membership of qualified candidates. This year’s NATO summit provides an opportunity to correct this. NATO’s “open door…

  • WebMemo posted November 16, 2010 by Sally McNamara NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept: Five Markers of Success

    On November 19, NATO leaders will meet in Lisbon for a formal heads-of-state summit. The dominant issue will be the adoption of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the first of the new millennium. It comes at a precarious time for the alliance, as NATO operations in Afghanistan approach their 10th year. Further, President Barack Obama’s poor handling of relations with Central…

  • Backgrounder posted December 10, 2010 by Sally McNamara NATO Summit 2010: Time to Turn Words Into Action

    Abstract: NATO has adopted its first Strategic Concept of the 21st century. Much has changed since the last concept was adopted in 1999, including the first and only invocation of the alliance’s Article 5 clause the day after 9/11. Topics for consideration in the Strategic Concept included the balancing of territorial defense against expeditionary…

  • 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…

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  • Issue Brief posted August 14, 2015 by Luke Coffey The Perfect Opportunity to Advance the U.S.–Georgian Defense Relationship

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will meet with his Georgian counterpart, Tinatin Khidasheli, the week of August 17. Having recently been appointed as defense minister (and the first female defense minister in Georgia’s history), this will be Khidasheli’s first meeting at the Pentagon in her new role. Georgia has been a steadfast ally of the United States, and…

  • Issue Brief posted October 7, 2013 by Luke Coffey 2014 NATO Summit: Laying the Groundwork Now

    It was recently announced that the 2014 NATO summit will be held in the United Kingdom. The last time the U.K. hosted the NATO summit was in 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the Cold War was coming to a close. This will be a particularly important summit. The 2014 NATO summit will be the last summit before NATO ends its combat operations in Afghanistan,…

  • Issue Brief posted June 5, 2013 by Luke Coffey The U.S. Should Back Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    Montenegro, a small but geopolitically important Balkan nation, has made steady progress in its path toward NATO membership since it formally began a Membership Action Plan (MAP) in 2009. As one of the four official NATO-aspirant countries and currently in the third cycle of the MAP, Montenegro has made and continues to make significant reforms that are essential for NATO…

  • 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 19, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Luke Coffey NATO Enlargement Should Top Obama Agenda in Chicago

    In May, NATO leaders will meet for the annual heads of state and government summit in Chicago. Absent from the summit’s agenda is the issue of enlargement—a pillar of the alliance. Since taking office, President Obama has done little to support the membership of qualified candidates. This year’s NATO summit provides an opportunity to correct this. NATO’s “open door…

  • 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…

  • Backgrounder posted December 10, 2010 by Sally McNamara NATO Summit 2010: Time to Turn Words Into Action

    Abstract: NATO has adopted its first Strategic Concept of the 21st century. Much has changed since the last concept was adopted in 1999, including the first and only invocation of the alliance’s Article 5 clause the day after 9/11. Topics for consideration in the Strategic Concept included the balancing of territorial defense against expeditionary…

  • WebMemo posted November 16, 2010 by Sally McNamara NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept: Five Markers of Success

    On November 19, NATO leaders will meet in Lisbon for a formal heads-of-state summit. The dominant issue will be the adoption of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the first of the new millennium. It comes at a precarious time for the alliance, as NATO operations in Afghanistan approach their 10th year. Further, President Barack Obama’s poor handling of relations with Central…

  • Backgrounder posted October 21, 2010 by Helle C. Dale, Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. The U.S. Takes “New Europe” for Granted at its Own Peril

    Abstract: The nations of “New Europe” have been staunch allies of the United States in the aftermath of 9/11, and have sacrificed resources and soldiers’ lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Again and again, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have shown their steadfastness and commitment to the United States. Yet America has not always returned the favor. Crucial…

  • WebMemo posted October 14, 2010 by Sally McNamara, Morgan Lorraine Roach The Obama Administration Must Push for Macedonia’s Accession to NATO at the Lisbon Summit

    On November 19, NATO leaders will meet in Lisbon for a formal heads-of-state summit. The dominant issue for the United States will be the adoption of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the first of the new millennium. However, the Obama Administration should also throw its weight behind further expansion of the alliance, especially Macedonia’s accession. Macedonia has…

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  • Posted on April 19, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach Enlargement: No Longer a NATO Priority?

    Next month NATO leaders will meet in Chicago for the heads of state and government summit.  The agenda will primarily...…

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