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  • First Principles Series Report posted June 2, 2015 by Justin D. Lyons Champion of Liberty: Winston Churchill and His Message to America

    2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston S. Churchill. Dwight D. Eisenhower, fortified by memories of long association and collaboration with Churchill through cataclysmic events, wrote a remembrance for National Geographic: “When Sir Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, full of years and honors, the entire world quickened with emotions of grief…

  • 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,…

  • 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 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 May 25, 2011 by Sally McNamara, Morgan Lorraine Roach President Obama Should Advance the Polish–American Relationship

    President Obama will conclude his eighth visit to Europe this week in Poland, where he will attend a summit of leaders of Central and Eastern Europe including the new President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. This visit will be particularly significant as the Administration attempts to correct a series of missteps it has made in the region since taking office. The President’s…

  • 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…

  • Backgrounder posted November 10, 1994 by John P. Sweeney Why the Cuban Trade Embargo Should Be Maintained

    Introduction With the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a growing chorus of cries for the United States to lift the economic embargo on Cuba. This chorus has included even such responsible anti-communist voices as those of former President Richard Nixon and the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. Such calls are curious,…

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  • 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 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 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…

  • 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,…

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  • 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,…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

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