- ReportJul 24, 2014
When one thinks of the relationship between Europe and Africa today, two images that come to mind are of French military forces intervening in the Sahel region and Libyan immigrants attempting to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa on unnavigable vessels.
- CommentaryBy Sarah E. Mendelson, John R. HarveyJul 24, 2014
Russia’s occupation of Crimea, and the use of covert and overt force there and in Eastern Ukraine, raise fundamental questions about both Vladimir Putin’s motivations and the challenges facing the United States, Europe, and the NATO Alliance in framing appropriate responses.
- CommentaryJul 10, 2014
For once, the pundits got it right: the May 22-25 European Parliament elections really did matter, albeit not in the way some had hoped. The outcome of the elections shook the establishment parties and shattered any illusion that the European Union is marching inexorably toward a United States of Europe. For many government leaders – notably, in the UK, France, Denmark, and Greece – the triumph of populist nationalist movements signaled a sharp erosion in the standing of their parties and a clear challenge to European integration. Even countries like Germany and Italy, where the ruling parties did reasonably well, witnessed a growing fragmentation of the political spectrum.
- NewsletterJun 24, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
The Eastern Mediterranean: Strategic Geography Again
By Sam Brannen
Time for a New G7?
By Dave Miller
- NATO and Ukraine: The Need for Real World Strategies and for European Partners Rather than ParasitesCommentaryJun 5, 2014
Events in Ukraine have made it all too clear that NATO’s primary function remains deterring war in Europe. The myth that Afghanistan was the key test of NATO had already died with President Obama’s unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. forces at the end of 2014, and events in Ukraine have already shown the United States just how pointless and vacuous the U.S.
- CommentaryJun 4, 2014
The President’s West Point speech struck many observers, including me, as incomplete. His great strength is his capacity to be the “leveler-in-chief” — especially on issues of war and peace.
- CommentaryMay 16, 2014
Fifty-two years is a long time to wait to see an American plane carrying a U.S. Vice President land on a tarmac. The last time a sitting U.S. Vice President arrived in Nicosia, the year was 1962 and Lyndon B. Johnson stepped out of the plane.
- CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Molly WaltonMay 14, 2014
There was a time when you could have energy policy conversations without addressing climate change. However, over the course of the last few years, this has changed, and now it is rare to discuss energy policy without acknowledging the impact that greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are having on the climate.
- CommentaryBy Sarah O. Ladislaw, Anne HudsonApr 18, 2014
In 2011, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) agreed to establish a global climate agreement in 2015. In preparation for this 2015 summit to take place in Paris, it was agreed in Warsaw in late 2013 that governments should establish clear internal climate goals to present on the international stage.
- Critical QuestionsBy Kathleen H. Hicks, Ernest Z. Bower, Heather A. Conley, Jennifer G. Cooke, Andrew C. Kuchins, Carl Meacham, Richard M. RossowApr 8, 2014
In December 2013, the Pew Research Center released data suggesting that Americans’ views of U.S. power and prestige abroad had reached a 40-year low.