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We would like to wish all members and other readers Merry Christmas and a great start into 2013. We appreciate all for your excellent contributions to this open think tank. We will return with new content and a new layout in mid January. ...More
Adrian Kendry responds to member questions about NATO capabilities, specialization, and other aspects of smart defense. He also explains NATO's commitment to energy efficiency and talks about resource wars and terrorist financing. ...More
A popular revolt seeking political freedoms has become a civil war in which democratic objectives are increasingly sidelined. If Assad falls before an effective alternative government is available, a power vacuum may exist in which Islamist groups seek to rule the country. For women, liberals and minorities, life after Assad may not bring progress. ...More
As an open think tank we provide a platform for anyone with good ideas on how to improve transatlantic policy. Writing op-eds can be very intimidating if you have never published one before. Here is some practical advice, as well as our editorial guidelines. ...More
Adrian Kendry has answered questions from atlantic-community.org members about the security implications of the financial and economic crises. In the first part, he talks about potential threats to the stability of the Alliance, terrorist recruitment and defense spending levels. ...More
Germany’s present foreign policy has been marked by not taking positions in crucial votes during its two-year membership of the UN Security Council. Whenever there was a decision to make, it was almost certain for Germany to abstain. Germany is the undisputed abstention champion. ...More
The most intense debates among atlantic-community.org members were about NATO, Iran, Syria, Hungary and translantic relations in general. Twenty articles received more than ten comments this year. ...More
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov visited President Obama on Monday and brought also the ministers of foreign affairs, defence and interior to Washington. Bulgaria is located at the crossroads of three continents and transit country for two strategic natural gas pipeline projects. Relations with the US are perhaps the best in their 110-year history. ...More
William C. Fleeson:
President Obama won a second term one month ago this week. Transatlantic security experts have predicted everything from the dismal to the miraculous. Here's a cautiously pessimistic assessment of what the next four years could hold for defense in the Atlantic sphere. ...More
For many of the soldiers injured in Afghanistan their war is over, some of them will make a full recovery while others require round-the-clock care. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, or CASF, work tirelessly to make sure these soldiers return to their families. ...More