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Cover: Global Resource Security: Challenges and Recommendations for Political Action

Dec. 12, 2006

Global Resource Security: Challenges and Recommendations for Political Action

This discussion paper is based on the results of a conference on global resource security which, jointly sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the EastWest Institute, was held in Berlin on October 5/6, 2006. The paper describes the great challenges inherent in securing the supply of raw materials and proposes political approaches for their solution.

Cover: NATO Enlargement After the Riga Summit

Nov. 22, 2006

NATO Enlargement After the Riga Summit

Although the subject of NATO enlargement will not take central stage at the NATO Riga summit, the membership question remains on the agenda. Since the last accession round in 2004, three countries are still official candidates for admission: Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia. The American advocacy in favor of Ukraine and Georgia has introduced two additional countries into the membership debate. Three central questions may help in finding consensus.

Cover: “Prompt Global Strike” - A New US Strategy Takes Shape

Aug. 24, 2006

“Prompt Global Strike” - A New US Strategy Takes Shape

At the core of the new strategy is the concept of “Prompt Global Strikes”, the aim of which is to have the capacity to destroy nearly any target worldwide in very little time. What are the causes and consequences of this change in strategy, hardly taken note of in Europe? What problems might develop and where might transatlantic consultation be advisable?

Cover: “Global Partnership”: A New Conflict Within NATO?

May 24, 2006

“Global Partnership”: A New Conflict Within NATO?

Throughout the last several months, the concept of “Global Partnership” has been causing headaches in the alliance. The United States has been working to implement an institutional framework within NATO in order to intensify global cooperation with the so-called “likeminded states” – states with a Western orientation. This is intended to be one of the primary results of the NATO summit to be held in Riga, Latvia, in November 2006. While Washington views the proposed “Global Partnership Forum” as an important step in modernizing the alliance to face the realities of the post- September 11th world, the majority of European NATO members are critical of the idea of a new committee with global membership. The Europeans’ concerns have arisen partly due to a lack of understanding of the proposed [...]


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