NATO

NATO and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: A Conversation with Clare Hutchinson

The nexus of women, peace, and security is gaining notice worldwide as a critical dynamic in international security policy. As this conversation continues, key international organizations, including NATO, are placing greater emphasis on integrating gender considerations in the execution of international military and diplomatic actions.

East-Central Europe’s “Galactic” Imagining of Post-Soviet Security

Many politicians, diplomats, and analysts in East-Central Europe imagine their region as being divided into two planets, one with EU and NATO member countries, the second with all the rest. This reflexive view leads to widespread denial of some plain geographic facts about, and the resulting security challenges for, NATO’s eastern member states. The surprisingly common “galactic” misperception of European geopolitics is a major reason for the continuing persistence of the post-Soviet institutional gray zone between Russia and the West.

Advisory Board Member Kay Bailey Hutchison Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to NATO

The Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison on her confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to NATO. In this role, Hutchison will represent the United States at NATO headquarters in Belgium. 

NATO and Russia: The Quest for Mutual Deterrence

The present-day security environment in Europe is characterized by distrust between Russia and the NATO alliance. Each side has chosen to invest in deterrence against the other, but are these efforts having their desired effect? Is stable deterrence even possible in Europe today? The discussion focused on deterrence dynamics and the relevance of Cold War concepts in the contemporary European context.

Time of Uncertainty: How the EU and Germany See Today’s Russia

Perception of Russia in the EU and German foreign policy concepts

The architecture of the EU’s foreign policy relations and domestic agenda of its member states have been undergoing some serious changes. The European system of checks and balances has become unbalanced and no longer functions properly. Seventy years after the end of World War II, Europe is once again a continent on which military conflicts occur, borders are redrawn, and the number of people seeking refuge and safety is greater than in the decades during and after World War II.

Putin and Erdogan’s Marriage of Convenience

It has been a remarkable turnabout. In November 2015, then-Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proudly took credit for ordering the shooting down of a Russian warplane that had violated Turkish airspace for a grand total of 17 seconds. Russian retaliation in the form of stinging economic sanctions swiftly followed.

Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin

The stormy debate over the Russian computer hacks, the complicity of the Kremlin, and whether they threw the election for Trump will continue for some time. Less debatable is that Trump has signaled warmer relations with Moscow.

U.S. Relations with Central Europe: Love and Reason

17th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture 

Keynote:

Ambassador Rastislav Káčer
Slovak Ambassador to Hungary

Ambassador Káčer is superbly qualified to comment on U.S. relations with Central Europe given his key role in negotiating Slovakia’s entry into NATO, his expertise on Transatlantic defense and security issues and his experience as Slovak Ambassador to Hungary.

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