- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Jamie KrautApr 27, 2010
During the height of the Cold War, the Arctic region was considered a geostrategic and geopolitical playground for the United States and the Soviet Union, as strategic bombers and nuclear submarines crossed over and raced below the polar cap. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the region diminished in strategic importance to the United States. Now, 20 years later, senior U.S.
- ReportBy Keith C. SmithApr 7, 2010
The energy security challenges that for the past two decades have confronted the countries of Central and Southeastern Europe (CSEE) continued into 2010. The European Union still lacks an effective common energy policy or even a common energy market. The divisions between the interests of the older and newer EU members persist.
- CommentaryApr 5, 2010
One year ago, President Obama made his very first (there were five more to come) yet historic visit to Europe as the new American president.
- TWQ: Reforming the Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture: An Opportunity for U.S. Leadership - Spring 2010JournalApr 1, 2010
For the past year and a half, President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia has been pressing the United States and its European allies to open negotiations on a treaty establishing a new Euro-Atlantic security architecture. After enunciating a series of broad aims in mid-2008, the Russian leadership did not initially provide much detail about its idea for a new security agreement.
- ReportMar 30, 2010
There are two main strands to the special relationship between the United States and Britain, both of which are vulnerable to erosion in the coming years, although at differing speeds. One is the deep civilizational bond between the two leading "Anglo-Saxon" powers; the other the intense politico-military and intelligence co-operation between the two governments since World War II.
- Critical QuestionsMar 26, 2010
Q1: Why is President Nicolas Sarkozy of France meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, March 30?
- CommentaryMar 22, 2010
Last month Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an impressive and largely up-beat speech on NATO’s historic role and, most importantly, its future.
- NewsletterMar 8, 2010
On March 4, 2010, the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed the “Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide” resolution by a vote of 23 to 22. The Turkish government showed its strong displeasure by immediately recalling Ambassador Namik Tan from Washington.
- Critical QuestionsMar 8, 2010
Q1: What did Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece hope to accomplish during his visits to Berlin, Paris, and Luxembourg prior to visiting Washington?
- ReportBy Keith C. SmithFeb 26, 2010
In this report, the author argues that the national security risks posed by Russian energy policies are only tangentially related to Europe’s dependency on Russian energy imports. The primary energy risk to Europe, and especially to the newer EU members, stems from the corrosive effect this dependency has on governance and on transatlantic cooperation.