- CommentaryBy Jeffrey Rathke, Claudia MajorApr 15, 2016
Deterrence is back in Europe. As NATO approaches its July summit in Warsaw, allies are adapting this concept to the new security settings in place in Europe since the 2014 crisis in Ukraine. Yet, deterrence is intrinsically connected to dialogue: these are the two pillars of NATO’s strategy, as defined in the 1967 Harmel Report.
- ReportBy Judyth TwiggMar 30, 2016
Two children contracted polio in western Ukraine, right at Europe’s doorstep, in August 2015. This outbreak and response laid bare the degree to which Ukraine’s immunization and overall health system are broken, well beyond what had been commonly understood, crippled by deep corruption, inadequate financing, and widespread popular mistrust.
- CommentaryMar 28, 2016
As they did after the Paris attacks in November 2015, EU interior ministers met last week for an emergency discussion in Brussels in the aftermath of two attacks committed last Tuesday in the Belgian capital. These attacks demonstrate that the threat of terrorism is likely to remain consistent for the near future in Europe.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Matthew MelinoMar 14, 2016
The Arctic Council was launched in 1996 as an informal, consensual, and cooperative mechanism without either legal personality or operational mandate. It was designed to enhance measures to collectively protect the Arctic’s environment and to explore sustainable development opportunities.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 26, 2016
The United Kingdom has maintained a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent since April 1969, with one ballistic missile submarine on patrol at all times. The David Cameron government reinforced its commitment to maintaining its nuclear posture in the November 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
- Critical QuestionsFeb 25, 2016
On February 24, a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) left the Sabine Pass LNG terminal off the coast of Louisiana. The first LNG cargo from Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass LNG Project is a significant milestone for the U.S. energy industry, marking the dawn of shale-based LNG exports by the United States.
- CommentaryFeb 22, 2016
Prior to the UK General Elections in May 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged, if reelected, to hold a nation-wide referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership in a “reformed EU.” After days of high drama in Brussels, a “reform” deal between the 27 members of the European Union and the United Kingdom has been reached.
- NewsletterBy Edward C. Chow, Zachary CuylerFeb 19, 2016
- Critical QuestionsFeb 9, 2016
The president’s FY 2017 budget proposes to quadruple funding for the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) to $3.4 billion, up from $789 million in FY 2016. The request represents a significant reinvestment in the U.S. military presence in Europe after decades of gradual withdrawal.
- ReportFeb 4, 2016
This report offers a reexamination of U.S. Army force posture in Europe amid heightened tensions between the United States and Russia over the geopolitical orientation of Ukraine. This study reviews Russian military capabilities; considers alternative U.S.