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Cataclysmic Purge in the Middle East: The Price of Inaction

All eyes were on Gaza when the recently self-proclaimed “Caliph” at the helm of the “Islamic State” of Iraq and Syria gave Christians in Mosul, Iraq, 48 hours to evacuate their homes and leave behind all their possessions.

It is Time for Ukraine to Join NATO

It is Time for Ukraine to Join NATO

21 July 2014

Allen Wan, Deputy Shanghai Bureau Chief at Bloomberg News and a 2002 Marshall Memorial Fellow, argues that NATO's mission remains essential today as a bulwark against Soviet expansionism.

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NATO Must Raise Profile of its Model Summits

NATO Must Raise Profile of its Model Summits

21 July 2014

Håvard Sandvik, a Program Officer at the European Liberal Forum (ELF) and a 2014 participant of GMF's Young Professionals Summit, advocates for the spread of simulated conferences that increase awareness of the importance of NATO to the transatlantic relationship.

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Ukraine Crisis Will Test NATO’s Credibility

Ukraine Crisis Will Test NATO’s Credibility

18 July 2014

Oliwia Piskowska, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Warsaw, argues that in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, NATO needs to reassure member countries that it is committed to collective defense and the preservation of peace and security throughout Europe.

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A Call for Transatlantic Energy Diplomacy

A Call for Transatlantic Energy Diplomacy

18 July 2014

Sheril Kirshenbaum, a Director at the UT Energy Poll at the University of Texas at Austin and a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow, asserts that the crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the EU's energy insecurity, and points the transatlantic partnership as a potential solution.

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European Union Summit: Postponing EU Appointments Was a Wise Decision

18 July 2014

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BRUSSELS—The European Council summit on July 16 had been expected to produce a new European Union foreign policy chief to replace the outgoing British incumbent, Catherine Ashton.

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Enhancing NATO’s Political and Operational Effectiveness by Consensus

Enhancing NATO’s Political and Operational Effectiveness by Consensus

17 July 2014

Karlijn Jans, a Policy Adviser at the EU Office of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), argues that the transatlantic bond needs to be strengthened, and NATO's political and operational capabilities improved, to ensure that emerging threats to peace and security can be effectively addressed.

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Preserving NATO: Re-assessing Collective Defense in the 21st Century

Preserving NATO: Re-assessing Collective Defense in the 21st Century

16 July 2014

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Joseph Moyer, a 2014 Manfred Wörner Seminar Fellow, argues that NATO member countries need to rethink their individual as well as collective defense responsibilities to anticipate and respond to the evolving threats of the 21st century.

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The Future of Transatlantic Relations: An Improved Common Security and Defense Policy for a Better Partnership

The Future of Transatlantic Relations: An Improved Common Security and Defense Policy for a Better Partnership

10 July 2014

Raluca Csernatoni, a Research Officer at the International Security Information Service, Europe, argues that the EU needs to develop its own security and defense policy and become a reliable security partner to NATO to achieve the status of a credible global actor and international security provider.

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Wanted: A Strong EU Foreign Policy Chief

10 July 2014

After the controversial nomination of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as future European Commission President, the EU now needs to nominate a President of the European Council and a foreign policy chief.

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Europe’s Double Exposure

08 July 2014

Just as the crisis in Ukraine compels NATO and European Union leaders to focus on the resurgence of defense challenges to their east, developments to Europe’s south raise very different and no less serious challenges for security and transatlantic strategy.

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