The Ukraine crisis has become a major geopolitical crisis, posing a severe threat to stability in Europe and bringing East-West relations back to a modus operandi from the Cold War, with the United States and the EU responding to the crisis with sanctions on Russia. During the seminar “Searching for Strategy in the Ukraine Crisis,” …Read More

Miles’ Law of Administration, “Where you stand depends on where you sit“, seems to take a new twist when it comes to the EU’s Enlargement policy. Given the physical relocation of the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Enlargement from a central location to a spot at the fringes of the city’s EU quarter, one might …Read More

In this recently published report from the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, Dr. Patrick Keller, Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and AICGS participant, explores the debates surrounding the policy of NATO enlargement between the current members. As this issue continues to grow within NATO’s ranks, how far will current members allow enlargement …Read More

What is the vision for NATO today? On July 4, 2012 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen outlined his vision: A NATO that derives its strength and vitality from engaging with partners. An alliance situated at the center of a wide ranging security network, detecting risks and threats early on, and being capable of fighting …Read More

On October 10th, 2012, AICGS hosted the discussion “Adjusting the Hinges: NATO’s Open Door Policy” with AICGS/DAAD Fellow Tobias Hecht. The event, at which Mr. Hecht presented his work on the issue of NATO enlargement, was generously supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

On July 31, 2012, AICGS hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of the EU with German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Link. The event was supported by the Foreign and Domestic Policy Program. Mr. Link applauded the strict economic reforms implemented by the accession countries to the European Union from Central and Eastern Europe during the post-1989 enlargements. Mr. Link argued that Spain, Portugal, and Greece, all states that joined prior to this stricter process, are now undergoing these delayed reforms, but have to do so faster and find themselves under far greater stress. As a result, Europe must complete this turbulent reform to overcome its current economic obstacles.

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