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… Read more >
Foreign policy in the race for the presidency has historically not been center stage, or barely even on stage at all. While the vote is predicted to be focused primarily on jobs and the economy, the 2012 election is concluding with a number of foreign and security issues that will confront the… 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… 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).
Mr. Tobias Hecht was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow from August to October 2012. His research focuses on the U.S. position on NATO enlargement. He looks at how the strategic rationale of the U.S. has changed and explores the implications of the enlargement policy for NATO as an institution. His research project encompasses the… Read more >
First published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, this article from Karl-Heinz Kamp discusses the effects of four recent economic and geostrategic trends and emphasizes three necessities as NATO moves forward. Predicting an uptick in the strength of transatlantic collective security at the expense of national capabilities, Dr. Kamp identifies the future responsibilities… Read more >
“If Article 5 beckons, the United States should and will be there.” Barry Pavel and Jeff Lightfoot of the Atlantic Council It goes beyond saying that this statement is one of the few that all Americans agree on. But that is exactly the unsettling aspect of this reassurance. What necessitated this sentence?… Read more >
Looming on the horizon, January 1, 2013 and the beginning of sequestration’s effects are approaching closer and closer. A consequence of the Budget Control Act of 2011, budget sequestration is a series of automatic cuts of $54.7 billion annually between 2013 and 2021 to both defense and non-defense spending. Although non-defense spending… Read more >
Despite NATO’s reaffirmed commitment to promote peace and security, Ms. Ann-Kristin Otto argues that member states’ divergent opinions on how to address threats, the specter of unrewarding military engagements, and crippling impacts of the international financial crisis pose serious challenges to the basis of international solidarity on which the organization depends. With… Read more >
AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Christian Tuschhoff examines the opposing viewpoints toward Germany in the context of its role in the European Union and NATO. Many partner nations are criticizing Germany for putting its national interests above common goals. According to Dr. Tuschhoff, Germany must do more to assuage these partner nations’ concerns.