Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
On January 24, the Atlantic Council hosted the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, H.E. Alexandr Vondra. He offered a central European perspective on the future of the transatlantic partnership and the key issues facing the alliance in the run-up to the NATO Chicago Summit.
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On January 12, the Atlantic Council hosted H.E. Hans Hillen, the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for remarks on NATO defense spending in the context of the Eurozone crisis and the transatlantic economic downturn.
On January 5, the Atlantic Council hosted the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defense Philip Hammond for his first public remarks in the United States.
On Wednesday, February 2, the Strategic Advisors Group and members of the Atlantic Council expert network met for the third and final workshop of the International Security Program’s project on the future of the United States European Command (EUCOM).
The Program on International Security hosted the second of three workshops to assess how the new NATO Strategic Concept and other initiatives launched at the Lisbon summit will impact the future of the United States European Command (USEUCOM).
Although the pre-summit hype—mostly generated by NATO itself—had observers thirsting for more, the 19-20 November NATO Lisbon Summit was a moderate success. The alliance took some measured steps toward dealing with new challenges, deftly sidestepped some political landmines and laid a reasonable foundation for the considerable work that remains. Perhaps most important, in Lisbon, NATO reinvigorated itself.
On Thursday, December 2nd, the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program hosted Estonia’s Minister of Defense, Jaak Aaviksoo, for a strategy session on NATO after Lisbon and the way ahead for the recently adopted Strategic Concept. Between various engagements throughout Washington, Ministe
On Tuesday, November 30, the Atlantic Council hosted a videoconference with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for a discussion about the outcomes of the recent Lisbon summit. Atlantic Council Board Director and former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush Stephen J. Hadley hosted the discussion and introduced the Secretary General.
On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.