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August 21, 2012 | How German Experts Perceived the Chicago Summit

Joerg Wolf: German experts assess the NATO Summit in Chicago as “partly successful”. The resolutions relating to Afghanistan barely shifted their opinions. The Alliance only demonstrated to some extent that it had strengthened international partnerships. The think tankers, academics, and journalists surveyed by Atlantic Initiative were especially skeptical of the Smart Defense initiative, with which the Alliance wants to promote efficient defense spending. …More

June 4, 2012 | The Transatlantic Economy 2012

Europe and the US remain each other’s most important markets despite the recession. The transatlantic economy generates close to $5 trillion in total commercial sales a year and employs up to 15 million workers in mutually …More

August 3, 2011 | Building on Lisbon

Joerg Wolf & Victoria Naselskaya: Russia’s strategic community strongly supports Moscow’s cooperation with NATO in Afghanistan and considers missile defense the cornerstone of NATO-Russia relations. While the experts are surprisingly optimistic regarding the success of this ambitious project, they are also concerned by the lack of trust and equality in the partnership. …More

June 22, 2009 | Broad EU Debate Needed on Russia's Role

Editorial Team: Cohesive European policy towards Russia will only happen if frank debate about the nation’s desired role is expanded and deepened, according to experts from 11 European nations surveyed by …More

June 18, 2009 | EU Must Bring Its Expertise to Pakistan

Editorial Team: Terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons are growing threats for the EU. 30 international experts interviewed by nearly unanimously call for a much stronger EU commitments to the stabilization of Pakistan than promised at yesterday’s EU-Pakistan summit. The EU should complement US strategy with a long-term focus on state building. …More

June 15, 2009 | Economic Crisis not Severe Enough to Change Kremlin Policy

Editorial Team: In the third part of our survey, experts agree that the economic crisis is a small window of opportunity for enhanced Western-Russian cooperation, but not (yet) severe enough to make Moscow more amenable. The Kremlin might continue with its assertive foreign policy to deflect from increasing social tensions. …More

June 9, 2009 | A Future with Russia as a Strategic Partner?

Editorial Team: In the second part of our expert survey on relations between Russia and the West, respondents tell that they remain largely sceptical of the potential for a strategic partnership between Moscow and the EU and US, however they believe that there will be some limited cooperation. …More

June 8, 2009 | Russian Mindset is Barrier to Improved Relations with the West

Editorial Team: Experts from Europe and the US polled by believe that despite current tensions, Russia and the West have more common than diverging interests. But decades of mistrust have clouded the Russian mindset, and Moscow can’t yet see all that they have in common with the West. …More


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