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Time to Erase the Line between Old and New NATO Members

It is time to call a spade a spade. By annexing Crimea, supplying separatists with weapons and personnel, and now directly intervening in Ukraine, Russia has broken the rules-based system in Eastern Europe and has undermined international laws and norms.

Lessons from History for the Transatlantic Relationship

Lessons from History for the Transatlantic Relationship

20 August 2014

Lubor Kysučan, an Assistant Professor at Palacký University Olomouc and a 2003 Marshall Memorial Fellow, argues that the tranatlantic alliance ought to look to the Roman Empire for models of stability and consensus.

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Following the New Silk Road: The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation

15 August 2014

A recent BST-supported project called “Following the New Silk Road” contributes in-depth local analysis on the region historically crossed by the Silk Road and on the development of the New Silk Road Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Indonesia’s New President Can Deepen Cooperation with Europe and the United States

15 August 2014

Amid continuing violence in Syria, chaos in Iraq, and a precarious ceasefire in Gaza, it is easy to overlook the good news emerging from the Muslim world. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and third-largest democracy, has a new leader.

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As Fulbright Shrinks, So Too Does U.S. Investment in Transatlantic Relations

13 August 2014

The Obama administration is pursuing a new approach to public diplomacy that stands to weaken U.S. ties abroad — and delivers its most profound blow to the transatlantic relationship.

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A New Era for Turkey Under President Erdoğan

11 August 2014

Elections have become a simple game in Turkey: a number of political parties and leaders compete and at the end Recep Tayyip Erdoğan always wins.

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The New Trans-Pacific Nexus: Asia Comes to Latin America

07 August 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was an opportunity for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to showcase Latin America to international leaders, from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Germany’s Angela Merkel. But as the football goals of this summer have given way to the horrors of war in both the Middle East and Ukraine, the attention being paid to Latin America by East Asia has received comparatively little attention.

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Is Marriage the Answer to a Transatlantic Relationship?

Is Marriage the Answer to a Transatlantic Relationship?

05 August 2014

Emanuel Adam, a Policy and Public Affairs Manager British American Business (BAB) in London and a former member of GMF's Young Transatlantic Network, argues that marriage is the next frontier for liberalizing immigration policies.

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Managing 21st Century Change within the Transatlantic Community

Managing 21st Century Change within the Transatlantic Community

05 August 2014

Maya Malkani, a 2009 Manfred Wörner Seminar Fellow and the Country Director for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland in the Office of the U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, argues that governments and institutions like NATO must actively engage the next generation and articulate the value of transatlantic partnership.

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The Future of NATO: More Than Just Collective Security

The Future of NATO: More Than Just Collective Security

04 August 2014

Thomas Fröhlich, a 2012 Manfred Wörner Seminar participant and Ph.D. Candidate at King’s College London, argues that NATO should focus on its mission to provide for members' collective defense.

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With Crises Come Great Opportunities

With Crises Come Great Opportunities

04 August 2014

Iñigo Arzac, a 2013 Marshall Memorial Fellow and the Chairman of Planning and Development at Brooks Development Authority Board of Directors, describes how transatlantic, experiential learning opportunities can provide new insights and perspectives to be applied at home.

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