Solidarity and Confidence Needed to Sanction Russia
The Ukraine conflict continues to deteriorate, but the EU's major players are still not getting serious. Germany, France and the UK are concerned about their economic interests. They need political pressure from all of us to compromise and share the burden of confronting Russia with an arms embargo and other significant sanctions. The shooting of the Malaysia Airlines fight has to be a wake-up call. View
Should the US Cooperate with its Adversaries in Iraq?
The crisis in Iraq has brought in not only the United States, but also countries often at odds with Western Interests: Iran, Russia and Syria are now all involved against the Islamic State. Is there room for cooperation between the US and Russia, Syria, or Iran?
We asked two policy experts: Should the West cooperate with these countries in combating the Islamic State? View
What is Security Worth to us Today?
The Atlantic Initiative held a public event in Berlin in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation to discuss Germany's defense budget and security alliances. Panelists debated Germany's responsibilities in regional and global security along with Germany's defense attitude regarding the situation in Libya and whether development assistance is a better use of Germany's funds than increased defense spending. View
NATO Needs an "American" Reassurance Initiative
Stanley Sloan of the NATO Defense College argues that European members should organize their own defense package for Eastern Europe. The US's "European Reassurance Initiative" asks the US Congress to allocate $1 billion to ramp up the US presence on the territory of NATO allies. A new package funded by the European allies would reassure Americans that Europe is committed to its own defense. View
Focal Points of the TTIP Debate On Atlantic Community
The possibility of negotiating a comprehensive bilateral trade pact has sparked interest and controversy in equal measure. Read here a collection of some of our best members' articles, social media reactions, Atlantic Community reports and event summaries on the future of this important but hotly debated issue. See our TTIP Forum for fresh updates on the topic as negotiations continue. View
How Germany Should Address the Threat of a Large-Scale Conventional Attack
What the West Should Do About the BRICS
As Fulbright Shrinks, so too Does US Investment in Transatlantic Relations
How Companies and Consumers Can Benefit from TTIP
TTIP: It's Not About Trade
Group Intelligence and Atlantic Community
Why the EU is Ready for the Arctic Council
Why NATO Should Buy and Operate France's Mistral Carriers
Expert Q&A: What is the Best Strategy to Decrease EU Energy Dependence on Russia?
Twitter Highlights: July 2014