Memo Workshops

Atlantic Community will be hosting Memo Workshops in the future. The editorial team will pick the best ideas from Your Opinion articles to go into the Memo Workshops. Members of atlantic-community.org will then debate the issues and reach a consensus. We will organize interactive wikis, through which our members will refine their arguments, reach common ground, and list concrete policy recommendations. This will then lead to the formation of Atlantic Memos.

Shaping our NATO: Young Voices on the Warsaw Summit 2016

Our new policy workshop competition gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to reflect on the most pressing issues facing NATO today and to shape the future of the Alliance. Five winners will receive a trip to Berlin to present the collective ideas to decision-makers. View
 

Join the Debate! We Are Seeking Your Analysis on TTIP

Atlantic Community will be hosting three different theme weeks from the end of September through November in order to promote constructive debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We will feature thoughtful articles for and against the proposed trade agreement. We would like to cordially invite you to participate and share your expertise on TTIP, either by submitting articles or simply taking part in the discussion. View
 

Call for Articles: Striving for a Bold Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

The Atlantic Community is pleased to announce its first Theme Month of 2014, raising the issue of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We cordially invite you to submit short op-ed articles and join in our discussion on the current strength, roles, and future prospects of civil society in this region. View
 

Defining Global Norms on Drone Policy

Memo 46: Atlantic Community members have come to a consensus that, due to current US drone policy, drones need to be regulated to prevent the emergence of a customary law. The latest Atlantic Memo "Defining Global Norms on Drone Policy" seeks reform on both domestic and international levels, resulting in increased transparency and restricted armed drone deployment. View
 

Draft Atlantic Memo: Defining Global Norms on Drone Policy

Memo 46: The editorial team has written a draft Atlantic Memo, outlining policy recommendations from our Theme Week, on "Defining Global Norms on Drone Policy." The authors, as well as members who contributed insightful comments, are now working together to produce a final draft, which will be sent to experts for feedback. You can still participate in the discussion by commenting below. View
 

Call for Articles: Defining Global Norms on Drone Policy

In cooperation with the Politisch-Militärische Gesellschaft (pmg) e.V., Atlantic Community is launching its fifth Theme Week in 2013, addressing the international debate on whether we should, or how to, utilize drones for military purposes. We cordially invite you to submit your opinion on how the transatlantic partners can define globally recognizable norms for deploying drones in and outside of official war zones. View
 

Thinking Beyond Intervention: A Limited Transatlantic Policy Towards Syria

Memo 45: Arming the opposition, creating a no-fly zone, and intervening in Syria are not feasible options despite currently dominating the headlines. Instead, Western governments should focus on creating political dialogue, inclusive of Assad’s government, that leads to the country’s federalization. They should also secure Syria’s chemical weapons, including through diplomacy with Russia. Lastly, the transatlantic partners should send military and technological support to Turkey’s southern border. View
 

Draft Atlantic Memo: Transatlantic Policy on Syria

Memo 45: Based on articles from and comments to our Theme Week, held from June 3-7, the editorial team has produced a draft Atlantic Memo, outlining policy recommendations on "Transatlantic Policy on Syria." The Theme Week authors, as well as members who contributed insightful comments, are now working together to produce a final draft. Upon completion, the memo will be sent to experts for feedback. You can still participate in the discussion by providing your comments below. View
 

Transatlantic Policy on Syria: Call for Articles

We are launching our fourth Theme Week on transatlantic policy on the Syrian conflict. Since the war began in March 2011, Western governments have yet to put forth a clear policy on Syria. Meanwhile, the Syrian government continues to wage war on the rebels. We invite our members to submit Your Opinion articles on how the transatlantic partners should respond to this conflict. This article provides background information on the issues at stake and explains how you can get involved. View
 

Draft Atlantic Memo: Engaging Brazil

Drawing on member and expert contributions to our Theme Week, held from April 2-15, the editorial team has produced a draft Atlantic Memo. The Memo outlines policy recommendations on transatlantic relations with Brazil. The final draft of the Memo, which Theme Week authors are now working on, will be sent to experts for feedback. However, there is still a chance to have your views included in the Memo, by providing your feedback in the comments section below. View