Julia Grauvogel and Sascha Lohmann, our policy competition winners, with US Ambassador Murphy.
As part of the Atlantic Community’s efforts to promote a meaningful dialogue on transatlantic relations, our editorial team has been working hard to bring the policy recommendations of our contributing members closer to decision makers. In recognition of the productive collaboration between our editors and AC members, we would like to highlight what our open think tank has accomplished in recent months:
Students Advise Decision Makers
Editorial Team: At the culmination of atlantic-community.org's policy workshop competition, German students Julia Grauvogel, Philipp Große and Sascha Lohmann discussed their team's policy recommendations with US Ambassador Philip D. Murphy and CDU/CSU Foreign Policy Spokesman Philipp Mißfelder.
Expert Survey - 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.
How to Write a Convincing Opinion Article
Editorial Team: Writing an "op-ed" for our "Your Opinion" section is very different to writing an essay at university. While the purpose of academic work is often to analyze a complex issue in depth, the goal of a think tank publication is to provide clear solutions for decision makers.
Security Despite Austerity: Improving Europe's Defense
Memo 34: Europe's defense sector needs reform. To cut costs and improve capabilities, states should consolidate national priorities to enhance political cooperation, streamline their administrative structures, further integrate their militaries and create an open defense market across the EU.
NATO Partnerships: Strengthening Ties With Asia
Memo 33: To remain effective in a multi-polar world, NATO should strengthen its collaborative ties with Asia. The Alliance must strive to make China more partner than rival, develop a multilateral plan for stability in Central Asia and Afghanistan, and strengthen existing regional partnerships.
Women: The Key to Conflict Resolution
Memo 32: NATO member states must integrate a gender perspective in agreements which establish the foundations for stable peace, as envisaged in UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325.
We would like to use this opportunity to personally thank all of the participants in our "Ideas with Impact" policy workshop competition. We would also like to recognize the efforts and contributions of our members in drafting the Atlantic Memos.