In Weak Links Stewart Patrick contends that assumptions about the threats posed by failing states--or "weak links"--are based on anecdotal arguments and challenges the conventional wisdom through systematic empirical analysis.
The NATO summit in Lisbon today occurs in a climate of warmer U.S.-Russia relations, with Russia seeking ways to cooperate with the alliance on missile defense and Afghanistan, says CFR expert Stephen Sestanovich.
As NATO prepares for this weekend’s summit, the U.S. should consider removing its nuclear weapons from Europe, as its tactical nuclear umbrella over NATO is no longer vital to European security. Russia also should limit its nuclear arsenal, says CFR’s Micah Zenko.
This weekend’s NATO summit could see the beginning of a cooperative relationship between Russia and the alliance, as well as a plan for Afghanistan withdrawal that will be welcomed by European leaders, says NATO expert Robert E. Hunter.
The French-Russian-German summit in Deauville this week sought to bring Russia closer to the West. Russia accepted an invitation to next month’s NATO summit, but CFR’s Charles Kupchan says Moscow questions the sincerity of Euro-Atlantic overtures.
Dr. Albright will discuss the new recommendations and analyses of the Group of Experts on NATO's New Strategic Concept, including how NATO governments can further transform the Alliance, and the twenty-first century challenges and opportunities the Alliance will face.Related Reading:NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement
NATO members preparing for a new "strategic concept" to be issued at the November summit will have to both hash out serious differences about how NATO forces should be deployed and determine how best to gain Russia’s cooperation, says William Drozdiak.
The fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago marked a new era in U.S.-European cooperation on global issues. Please join Philip H. Gordon to discuss the status and future of the relationship under a new president’s leadership, as well as the role of the transatlantic partnership in addressing international security challenges.
Watch Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, shed light on the status and future of the U.S.-European relationship under a new president's leadership, as well as the role of the transatlantic partnership in addressing international security challenges.
NATO’s European members are more worried about a reassertive Russia than the threat posed by Afghanistan, says expert Robert E. Hunter. This has become the basis for an "unspoken bargain" on supporting the Afghan war effort, he says.