- NewsletterBy Janusz BugajskiOct 21, 2011
A Warning for Bosnia
Excerpt "An insightful report just released by the U.S.-based Democratization Policy Council and the Sarajevo-based Atlantic Initiative issues a stern warning about renewed ethnic violence in Bosnia. The authors, who are seasoned Balkan analysts, are not predicting imminent violence, but their warnings need to be heeded by international actors who assume that the current status quo can last indefinitely."
- ReportBy Janusz BugajskiOct 11, 2011
This policy review, an annual publication, monitors and assesses developments in the central and eastern parts of Europe to provide recommendations for policy initiatives by Western governments and multinational institutions. The first volume in 2010 focused on the Western Balkans.
- JournalBy Uri Dadush and Michele DunneOct 1, 2011
How can Europe and the United States support democratic transitions in a way that is acceptable to the Arab countries, effective in inducing genuine change, and affordable at a time when both continents are confronting fiscal crises?
- U.S. and Iranian Strategic Competition: Competition Involving the EU, EU3, and non-EU European StatesReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, Brandon FiteSep 22, 2011
US competition with Iran has become the equivalent of a game of three-dimensional chess, but a game where each side can modify at least some of the rules with each move.
- ReportSep 7, 2011
Al Qaeda and associated movements (AQAM) have become an increasingly diffuse security threat. Although the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderlands may have represented the epicenter of global terrorism in the past decade, al Qaeda’s various regional affiliates are growing in prominence.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Theodore P. GerberSep 6, 2011
This study examines the current state of relations among Russia, Estonia, and ethnic Russians living in Estonia. The report pays special attention to the Russian Compatriot Policy, which seeks to codify the relationship of the Russian diaspora to its homeland, and to evaluate its effectiveness as a soft power foreign policy tool in Estonia.
- ReportAug 24, 2011
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 2010 Strategic Concept declared that the “modern security environment contains a broad and evolving set of challenges to the security of NATO’s territory and populations.” To meet these demands, the accompanying Lisbon Declaration called for a Defense and Deterrence Posture Review (DPPR) to explore, among other topics, what should
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Andreas Østhagen and Uttara DukkipatiJul 28, 2011
On July 22, 2011, a right-wing extremist, Anders Behring Breivik, attacked a government building in central Oslo as well as a political youth camp on the island of Utøya, killing 76 people including many youth of the country’s liberal political elite.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Uttara DukkipatiJul 20, 2011
International markets will turn their full attention to the outcome of the Thursday (July 21) emergency summit of European heads of state and government of the 17 eurozone countries. At stake is whether these leaders will be able to agree on how best to organize a second bailout package for Greece.
- JournalBy Hans KundnaniJul 11, 2011
Berlin’s March 2011 abstention on the UN Security Council vote on military intervention in Libya has raised questions about Germany’s role in the international system. By abstaining on Security Council Resolution 1973, Germany broke with its Western allies and aligned itself with the four