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  • Commentary posted January 9, 2012 by Sally McNamara NATO Summit Needs U.S. Leadership

    Come May 2012, President Obama will welcome world leaders to Chicago, as the windy city plays host to the NATO summit. Heads of state and government from 28 nations will gather in Mr. Obama’s backyard. Some of the issues topping the NATO agenda—not least of all Afghanistan--will also figure in the U.S. presidential election, Perhaps that is why the Administration…

  • 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…

  • Commentary posted December 12, 2011 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Sally McNamara Why the Euro is Fighting a Losing Battle

    The race to save the Euro lumbers on. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have done a deal for a new European intergovernmental agreement. It’s not an EU agreement, formally, but that’s the way it will work in practice. Nations will have to vet their budgets with Brussels before their national parliament gets a vote. Any country…

  • Play Movie Sally McNamara on the Euro Crisis on FBN Video Recorded on December 1, 2011 Sally McNamara on the Euro Crisis on FBN

    Sally McNamara discusses the Euro crisis.…

  • Play Movie Sally McNamara on the Euro Crisis on FBN Video Recorded on November 9, 2011 Sally McNamara on the Euro Crisis on FBN

    Sally McNamara discusses the Euro crisis.…

  • WebMemo posted September 6, 2011 by Sally McNamara European Parliament Should Back EU–U.S. Passenger Name Record Agreement

    The EU–U.S. passenger name record (PNR) agreement—implemented in the wake of 9/11—is an information-sharing program requiring that key pieces of data on travelers to the U.S. be provided to American authorities prior to their arrival in the U.S. This information must be provided under U.S. law, and in May 2004, the EU and the U.S. entered into a formal agreement stating…

  • WebMemo posted August 23, 2011 by Sally McNamara Why the United States Should Be Concerned about France’s Banking Crisis

    After a wave of panic gripped French financial markets late last week, President Nicolas Sarkozy interrupted his summer vacation to call an emergency cabinet meeting and reassure the world that French banks were not on the “brink of disaster.”[1]   Although it looks as if France’s major banks are not in imminent danger of collapse, the undercapitalization of major…

  • WebMemo posted June 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara Training Afghanistan’s Security Forces: NATO Has Made Solid Progress

    Speaking in Brussels last week, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted a “dim, if not dismal future for the transatlantic alliance.” He stated:  The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress…to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary…

  • WebMemo posted June 8, 2011 by Sally McNamara, Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Turkey after the Elections: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is on course to secure a third consecutive victory in parliamentary elections this weekend. Polls are predicting that the AKP could secure up to 48 percent of the vote. However, a two-thirds majority of the 550-seat assembly is needed for the prime minister to realize his ambition of…

  • 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…

  • WebMemo posted May 16, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., James Phillips, Sally McNamara, Helle C. Dale After bin Laden: Top Five Agenda Items for Obama’s Middle East Speech

    Last week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney promised the President would soon make a major address “on the Middle East and U.S. policy in the Middle East...to a broader audience than just the Arab world.” It is long past time for President Barack Obama to lay out a plan for how his Administration will address the historic change sweeping this part of the world. By…

  • Special Report posted May 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara Swaying American Opinions: Congress Should Investigate EU Advocacy in the United States

    Abstract: The European Union is pouring enormous amounts of money into the United States. Regular multimillion-dollar payments to individuals and organizations in the U.S. raise important questions over Brussels’ interference in U.S. political and social debates—including climate change, the death penalty, and membership of the International Criminal Court. It is…

  • WebMemo posted May 11, 2011 by Sally McNamara, Morgan Lorraine Roach After bin Laden: NATO’s Resolve Against Terrorism Must Not Waver

    Earlier this month, U.S. military personnel dispatched one of the world’s most wanted terrorists and marked a significant victory in the war on terrorism. The death of Osama bin Laden was warmly welcomed by NATO leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has rightly warned that…

  • 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…

  • WebMemo posted April 26, 2011 by Sally McNamara, Mats Persson, J.D. Foster, Ph.D. Ten Economic Lessons from Europe for the U.S. President

    As the debate over America’s debt burden intensifies, the Eurozone’s social and economic problems provide a warning to the United States. Portugal is the latest Eurozone country seeking a multi-billion-dollar bailout from the international financial community, despite the fact that such a move would create at least as many problems as it would solve. Greece and Ireland…