NATO

Media Briefing: Secretary Kerry's First Interntational Trip

On February 24 John Kerry will make his first international trip as Secretary of State, including stops in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. What will be the economic and political impacts globally of the announced trade alliance between the U.S. and Europe? Do recent military interventions in Libya and Mali provide models for the future of transatlantic alliances like NATO? How will the U.S. and Europe address continuing instability in the MENA region following the Arab Awakening?

Andreas Papandreou: The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick

Greece in the 1960s produced one of Europe's arguably most controversial post-WWII politicians. Andreas Papandreou’s maverick politics grew out of his conflict laden re-engagement with Greece in the 1960s.

Euro-Atlantic Integration and Ethno-nationalism – Two Dynamics at Work in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Late 2011 and early 2012 saw an apparent political breakthrough in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A ruling coalition of parties finally agreed on the formation of a state government some 15 months after the 2010 parliamentary elections. The parliament adopted two key pieces of legislation required under the EU integration process. The ruling parties reached a political deal outlining principles to resolve the thorny question of how publicly owned property would be distributed among different levels of government, including property for military purposes, a crucial condition for NATO MAP.

Twenty Years of Independence: Reflections on Freedom and Democracy

This Director's Forum will feature Martin Bútora, Honorary President of the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava and former Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States (1999-2003). Ambassador Bútora will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture - Twenty Years of Independence: Reflections on Freedom and Democracy.

Crisis of Democracy or Renaissance of Authoritarinism? Authoritarian Challenges to New Democracies in the Western Balkans

Western Balkans’ scholars argue that the region faces a new crisis of democracy and democratic values even before democracy became ‘the only game in town.’ The democratic transition has obviously not delivered on its promises. The global crisis of democracy and of traditional values and norms attached to democracy has become part of the current Balkans’ landscape. In the last few years and in the course of global crisis we have been observing growing authoritarian challenges to New Democracies in the Western Balkans.

Democracy Promotion in Times of Austerity: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

Can the democratic transition in Central and Eastern Europe in the past twenty years be instructive? How has the current economic crisis in Europe impacted democratization on the Western Balkans?

By comparing various successful approaches towards promoting democracy in the CEE region, Pavol Demes, transatlantic academy fellow at the German Marshall Fund, derives conclusions about the challenges that new democracies in the Middle East, as well as the former Soviet space may face. 

In Search of Arctic Energy

We would like to thank ExxonMobil Corporation for its contribution to In Search of Arctic Energy. 

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