Your Opinion

Short opinion pieces (500-700 words) with a strong thesis and policy recommendations are the core of the Open Think Tank. Some advice on how to write and submit a great op-ed. We also encourage you to comment on the articles by fellow members.

The best arguments from the articles and comments will be summarized in Atlantic Memos that are presented to decision-makers.

The New Great Game in Central Asia

Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews Professor Alex Cooley on the geopolitical role of Central Asia, and how outside powers - Russia, China, and the United States - are competing for influence in the region, as the British and Russian empires did a century ago. View
 

Your Ideas, Your NATO: A Look Back

Atlantic-community.org’s 2012 policy workshop competition "Your Ideas, Your NATO" featured many outstanding articles from students and young professionals, produced innovative policy ideas for the Atlantic Memos, and received enthusiastic feedback from decision makers. Editor-in-Chief Joerg Wolf takes a look back at the five months in a video statement featured in this article. View
 

Editors' Picks for Your Summer Reading

You can download for free two new eBooks based on our Iran theme week and other atlantic-community.org member articles selected by the editorial team. Enjoy stimulating summer reading on your eReader or a PDF printout. View
 

Responding to "Your Ideas, Your NATO"

NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy appeared at atlantic-community.org's policy debate in Berlin yesterday via video, offering her reaction to the three Atlantic Memos from the policy workshop competition.   Memos from the "Your Ideas, Your NATO" competition have also received feedback from US Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy and other... View
 

Policy Makers Respond to "Your Ideas, Your NATO"

After the teams of finalists in the "Your Ideas, Your NATO" policy workshop produced three innovative Atlantic Memos, the editorial team has set out to put them in the hands of policy makers from key NATO Member states. The Canadian Defense Minister, members of the Canadian and Norwegian assemblies and a Policy Advisor for the Dutch House of Representatives have responded to the memos from our policy workshop! Read the article to find out which proposals they support and see policy influence in action. View
 

James Appathurai's Answers on Partnerships in Asia

The NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy has responded to your questions and policy recommendations! In this second installment, he discusses NATO’s stance in Asia and how new powers like China and India impact the Alliance’s goals. View
 

International Women's Day 2012

Atlantic-community.org is proud to launch its first Atlantic Insights ebook. To mark International Women’s Day 2012 we are republishing the three winning articles from our “Women on Transatlantic Security,” competition, in a new downloadable format. View
 

James Appathurai's Answers on Global Partnerships and the Arab Spring

The NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy has responded to your questions and policy recommendations! In this first of two installments, he answers questions about cooperation with countries touched by the Arab Spring, discusses an Atlantic Memo proposal for a Global Partnership Council, and many more. View
 

Building Partnerships: Q&A with NATO's James Appathurai

Join Atlantic Community for our first Question & Answer session of 2012. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy James Appathurai will be taking your questions on NATO partnerships and regional initiatives, and answering in a video response. View
 

Transatlantic Leadership by Example: Toward Inclusive Climate Change Policy

Memo 29: The United States and the EU countries need to lead by example on climate change in order to reestablish moral authority. Environmental sustainability should be made part of the criteria for diplomatic relations. An online and democratic global patent pool will enhance technology transfers. View