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November 30, 2012 | Highlights in 2012

Editorial Team: We would like to thank all members for your contributions and to remind you of the standout achievements of our open think tank this year. Your ideas are making an impact, and we look forward to your contributions in the months and years to come. ...More

November 30, 2012 | Praise for Atlantic Community This Article contains Flash-Video

Editorial Team: Atlantic Community has impressed people throughout the foreign policy community. As members, you are an integral part of its success, so we want to share some of the compliments and testimonials we receive from decision makers, think tankers, and academics. ...More

November 27, 2012 | Defence Specialization: Indispensable or Unachievable?

Alyson JK Bailes: Logically, one of the best ways to get more bang for fewer bucks - while also deepening cooperation - should be for nations to specialize further in their defence roles on a basis of comparative advantage. Yet there are many obstacles. ...More

November 27, 2012 | US Pivot Pitfalls and Prospects

Richard Weitz: The Obama administration has yet to find a robust balance between deterring without alarming Beijing, or assuring its allies and friends that the United States would neither abandon them to China’s growing might nor entrap them in an unwanted confrontation with Beijing. ...More

November 27, 2012 | Macedonia Does NOT Deserve NATO Membership

Stewart Rowles: All I see is a country using NATO to get to the Golden Goose of the EU. What benefits are there for NATO when the majority of the FYROM's Slav population detests NATO for kicking the fellow Slavic Serbs out and bringing the ethnic Albanians power in neighboring Kosovo? ...More

November 23, 2012 | Cyprus Conflict Prevents EU-NATO Strategic Partnership

Remziye Yilmaz: Despite all efforts to have a fully-fledged strategic partnership between the EU and NATO, such a genuine strategic partnership has still not been achieved because of various obstacles. Cyprus conflict is one of the main obstacles that have decreased EU-NATO cooperation in the context of security and defense. ...More

November 20, 2012 | Ask NATO about Security Despite Austerity This Article contains Flash-Video

Editorial Team: Adrian Kendry is NATO's Senior Defense Economist and works in the Emerging Security Challenges Division. In our latest Q&A, he takes your questions on the interaction of economic and security challenges. Watch his opening statement. ...More

November 19, 2012 | Macedonia Deserves NATO Membership

Jahja Esli & Boneva Boyka: NATO's Open Door Policy was reaffirmed at the last Chicago Summit. However, its doors remain firmly closed for Macedonia which has been aspiring membership since 1999 and continues to contribute more than its fair share to missions. Fearing another regional conflict imported into the Alliance, NATO remains vague on any commitment to accession. ...More

November 16, 2012 | Georgia and Russia: Radical Poltical Reset?

Tornike Zurabashvili: The unexpected Georgian elections opened up discussion on the possible future of Georgian-Russian relations. Anticipating Georgian withdrawal from its western ambitions is largely exaggerated; there are numerous reasons why a radical change in relations cannot and should not be expected with the new government in power. ...More

November 15, 2012 | NATO Assistant Secretary General Responds to Member Questions

Editorial Team: Ambassador Grabar-Kitarović has answered ten questions from members and friends. Read her responses on NATO policy on women's rights, UN resolution 1325, Afghanistan, Arab spring, and the Balkans. ...More


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