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Atlantic Council of the United States Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Works: 71 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 6,598 library holdings
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From the Gulf to the Nile : Water Security in an Arid Region by Peter, O Engelke( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh water is fundamental to human health, social development, peace, and economic growth everywhere in the world. Yet in a great many places, and for a great many people, clean freshwater is scarce. Current trends on both the supply and demand sides strongly suggest that clean freshwater availability will become more challenging in more places in the future. As a result, water will become even more important than it currently is in contributing to the degradation of social, political, and economic systems in troubled countries around the world. Nowhere are these dynamics more evident or more important than in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where population growth and water scarcity threaten acute impacts in the years to come. An unreliable water supply can act as an important catalyst for instability, especially when present alongside other sources of discontent and unrest (such as ethnic, religious, political, or economic stressors)"--Publisher's description
A US Strategy for Sustainable Energy Security by David Koranyi( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national energy system of the United States is aging and has to be renewed in a dynamic fashion to adapt to the transformative changes in the world of energy. Failure to do so will result in substantial economic disadvantage and national security vulnerabilities, and risk the United States' position as the leading global power in the twenty-first century. The need for modernization represents a unique opportunity to upgrade the United States to a cutting edge system of energy hardware and software. Moreover, climate change is a severe threat to the United States and an existential one to much of the rest of humanity. Climate change represents an ever growing, direct risk to the American people as extreme weather events wreak havoc, rising sea levels engulf coastal cities, and natural beauties and wildlife habitats degrade. The second paper in the Atlantic Council Strategy Paper series, A US Strategy for Sustainable Energy Security, advocates energy policies which focus on preventing the catastrophic consequences of climate change by accelerating the modernization of its energy sector without creating major disruptions to the American lifestyle. The three-pillar strategy's first pillar builds upon the United States' unparalleled richness in both human and natural potential. At the center of this pillar is the accelerated decarbonization of the US economy, based primarily on a well-calibrated and progressively increasing carbon fee. The second pillar ensures that the United States leads on global climate action and addresses the energy insecurity of key allies. Sustained US leadership is essential to uphold and bolster an international consensus and action on climate change post-Paris COP21, and to prevent countries from turning back. Excessive dependence on external energy supplies from a single source may endanger the ability of allies to conduct an independent foreign policy that is both in their national and in the allied interest. Therefore, the United States must strive to do everything in its capacity to assist allies and partners in the quest to improve their energy security. The United States should also work with key allies and international institutions to deal with the instability associated with the transformation of the energy sector and its impact on major traditional producers. The third pillar pushes for energy liberalization to enable better functioning domestic and global markets and aims to build a functioning international energy governance system. The United States should work toward a global web of networks, alliances, and instruments to promote transparent and efficient energy markets and effective climate action. This strategy may seem ambitious in light of the political realities in the United States today. Yet, as support for climate action and energy sector modernization in the American electorate grows, and associated costs of action shrink at the back of economies of scale and technological development, there is an emerging political space that allows for bold, bipartisan policies. This paper seeks to inform the debate in the 2016 election season and the legislative and executive action beyond"--Publisher's description
Climate Change and US National Security : Past, Present, Future by Peter, O Engelke( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate Change and US National Security is the latest report from Strategic Foresight Initiative Senior Fellow Dr. Peter Engelke and Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu. It is a part of the Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future, an initiative that brings together experts from government, business, academia, and the science and technology communities to address critical global challenges and assess their effects on the future of transatlantic relations. The Partnership is a collaboration between the Strategic Foresight Initiative and the Government of Sweden"--Publisher's description
Renewable Energy's Coming of Age : a Disruptive Technology? by Robert A Manning( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eyes of the world are on the United Nations Climate Conference, also known as COP21. Leaders from around the world are gathered in Paris in an effort to combat the effects of climate change. One of the best chances we have to mitigate these harmful effects are renewable technologies"--Publisher's description
Through a new prism : a next generation strategy for the US-German relationship( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between the United States and Germany suffers from disenchantment and disinterest at a time when its strength is desperately needed. This report provides a number of recommendations to strengthen the US-German relationship, some of which suggest new areas of collaboration, while others give classic solutions a new twist. The US-German relationship needs less mistrust and less indifference. It needs more care, more investment, and greater rhetorical restraint. But most of all, it needs a change in perspective. This report outlines steps toward the new Next Generation prism
A Nonstate Strategy for Saving Cyberspace by Jason Healey( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's future, and that of other nations and peoples, will be most secure in the long term with an emphasis on future prosperity unlocked by the Internet. The problem is that there is no guarantee that the future of the Internet, and the larger entirety of cyberspace, will be as rosy as its past. It is possible, even likely, that the Internet will not remain as resilient, free, secure, and awesome for future generations as it has been for current ones"--Publisher's description
A Maritime Framework for the Baltic Sea Region by Franklin D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russia's increasingly hostile actions and the emerging Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) challenge in Europe's northeast have demonstrated that bolstering defense and deterrence on NATO's eastern flank is a strategic imperative for the Alliance--especially for the Baltic states. An effective maritime framework would be a critical element in an integrated NATO deterrence and reassurance strategy for the Baltic Sea region"--Publisher's description
State Department Reform Report by Bruce Bedford( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Atlantic Council's State Department Reform Report--written by a group of ten foreign policy experts--explores the critical subject areas of structure and process, personnel, budget, congressional relations, and USAID. The report serves as a foundation for reform efforts that will lead to the empowerment of the State Department at a time when a rapidly evolving global environment consistently poses new challenges and threats. The department's role is indeed unique and vital in the US national security apparatus; diplomacy based in continued and robust support for US interests and values is critical to favorable long-term outcomes, including a more secure and stable global environment"--Publisher's description
Toward a New National Security Space Strategy : Time for a Strategic Rebalancing by Theresa Hitchens( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are growing risks and threats to US satellites, civilian and military alike, and challenges to stated US goals in space. The question for the new administration, however, is whether hegemonic means to address those challenges are likely to achieve US goals. It is this paper's assertion that they are not. Instead, a rebalancing of means used to address US goals in space is now necessary, based on a comprehensive assessment of the strategic space environment through the next ten to twenty years, toward ensuring that the ways and means being pursued to address those goals are in alignment. This assessment must extend beyond the Pentagon as well, to include the rapidly expanding cast of governmental and nongovernmental space actors. In particular, industry representatives should be brought into a process of dialogue with the national space security community to discuss priorities and concerns"--Publisher's description
Meeting the Russian hybrid challenge : a comprehensive strategic framework by Franklin D Kramer( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its takeover of Crimea in 2014, Russia has become increasingly emboldened, undertaking actions that, rather than propping up a failing regime, strike directly against the functioning of Western democracy. Employing a combination of "hybrid" actions--political, diplomatic, informational, cyber-, economic, covert and low-level force--the Kremlin has targeted countries not only on the fringes of its sphere of influence, but in the heart of Europe and even the United States"--Publisher's description
Europe in 2022 : Alternative Futures by Mathew Burrows( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, Europe faces its greatest challenges, and possibly its sharpest turning point, since World War II. The spectrum of possible futures for Europe is wide, encompassing everything from rebirth to disintegration. But, a strong leap toward greater EU-wide integration--as was sometimes the outcome of earlier crises--seems unlikely at best. Instead, this seems a time for smaller steps toward more integration, most likely in response to specific challenges, including: stronger external border controls; enhanced eurozone governance; or a more capable Common Security and Defense Policy. If the positive option is modest integration, the alternative future is one dominated by a clear break with past integration. A presidential victory in May by France's Marine Le Pen could splinter the European Union, sending it into a tailspin toward disintegration. Even if this dire forecast is avoided, Europe--and especially the European Union (EU)--will face challenges that push it into entirely new directions. If the United States withdraws from Europe, for example, will Europe be forced to accommodate Russian demands? Or will that challenge foster stronger security cooperation among a core set of nations, to counterbalance a weakening NATO? And if Europe's economy continues on a slow-growth path, will it be able to afford to respond to the challenges it faces?"--Publisher's description
Restoring the Power and Purpose of the NATO Alliance : Deter Our Adversaries, Stabilize Our Partners, and Strengthen the North Atlantic Area through US Leadership in NATO by R. Nicholas Burns( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As NATO leaders prepare to meet in Warsaw this July, the Alliance faces the greatest threats to peace and security in Europe since the end of the Cold War. The most pressing, fundamental challenges include a revanchist Russia, eroding stability in the greater Middle East, a weakened European Union, and uncertain American and European leadership"--Publisher's description
Innovation, Leadership, and National Security by Franklin D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Innovation will be a crucial requirement for US leadership and national security in the twenty-first century. The United States faces an era of global competition across all elements of national power. In the economic arena, American domination has necessarily been comparatively receding as the world continues to develop. Militarily, challenges have expanded geographically and qualitatively as multi-polarity and diffusion of power increases the number of capable state and nonstate actors. Diplomacy has become more complex as information capabilities are available throughout the world, populaces are more engaged, and there are strong ideological challenges to the Western, liberal rules-based model. The United States is still the most powerful nation, but maintaining successful leadership and strong national security will require the United States to build on and enhance its existing strengths. A crucial element of that requirement will be the capacity to innovate regularly and effectively. Innovation will be a prerequisite to leadership across all elements of national power"--Publisher's description
US Strategy Options for Iran's Regional Challenge by Kenneth M Pollack( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In their new paper, entitled US Strategy Options for Iran's Regional Challenge, Kenneth M. Pollack, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Bilal Y. Saab, senior fellow and director for defense and security at the Middle East Institute, present five alternative strategies that the United States could pursue to limit Iran's destabilizing activities. After weighing the pros and cons of each option, they conclude that the most effective US course of action would be Pushback--an approach that would seek to measurably weaken Iran's regional influence and eliminate its meddling in key states by bolstering US partners under pressure from Iran"--Publisher's description
Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO by Franklin D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last decade, cyber threats have continued to advance in both depth and breadth with the expansion of exploitation, disruption, and destruction activities. In warfighting, as demonstrated in conflicts in Crimea, Syria, and Iraq, cyber capabilities are increasingly being integrated as part of adversarial attack strategies. Cyber vulnerabilities are one of NATO’s and its member-states’ most significant challenges and continue to undercut the Alliance’s deterrent and defense capabilities. In "Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO," Franklin D. Kramer, Robert J. Butler, and Catherine Lotrionte set forth an approach for cyber extended deterrence, focusing on a potential conflict involving NATO. The paper's recommendations aim to strengthen NATO's cyber capabilities and incorporate them into wider Alliance defense strategies, laying out multinational and intergovernmental steps and exploring the role of the private sector"--Publisher's description
Antimicrobial resistance as an emerging threat to national security by Maxine Builder( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world, rising rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents an emerging an increasingly significant cause for concern. As a variety of infectious pathogens develop greater resistance to antimicrobial drugs, such drugs consequently become less effective, leading not only to outcomes like longer recovery periods and extended hospital stays, but broader threats to the fabric of our societies and our globalized economy. Indeed, increasing rates of AMR, driven by misuse of antimicrobial drugs, could potentially undo many of the medical advances made over the past 70 years, eroding the global medical safety net and presenting a significant threat to national security. This report outlines the growing threat posed by this issue, and its potential implications for national security, before positing several potential solutions and policy recommendations. Notably, though growing rates of AMR do not yet pose an immediate and direct threat national security concern, Builder argues that this issue represents a creeping national security crisis. As such, without a swift and decisive response, rising rates of AMR may come to threaten a wide range of national security interests as widespread as international trade, global development, and counterterrorism. Additionally, Builder recognizes that increasing AMR is a global problem requiring global solutions, and thus recommends a variety of policies that highlight the need for international cooperation
Cyber and Deterrence : the Military-Civil Nexus in High-End Conflict by Franklin D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Last year, the Barack Obama administration issued PPD-41, "Cyber Incident Protection," setting forth cyber security incident roles and missions for federal agencies but with no explicit reference to the Department of Defense (DoD). By contrast, the DoD Cyber Strategy provides that DoD will be prepared to "defend the U.S. homeland and U.S. vital interests from disruptive or destructive cyberattacks of significant consequence." Certainly, in a conflict where an adversary will utilize cyber as part of an overall military attack, the DoD will necessarily play a major operational role. This paper discusses what that role should entail"--Publisher's description
Brainstorming the Gulf : innovation and the knowledge economy in the GCC by Peter Engelke( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to building the knowledge economy, the Gulf is one of the most ambitious regions in the world. Recognizing that their countries' fossil-fuel-driven wealth will come to an end at some unknown point in the future, leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) are investing heavily in the infrastructure necessary to create economies driven more by innovation than by energy exports. They have created ambitious national strategies to build research-and-development capacity, enable venture capital, attract highly skilled foreign workers, and create innovation clusters. Several countries in the region aim to become global powerhouses, seeking to rival powers such as the United States and Singapore among the world's best-known knowledge economies
ISIS war game III : the final phase by Bilal Y Saab( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As war game participants rightly judged, ending the civil wars is the most urgent security priority in the Middle East. If you stop the civil wars, most of the poison they unleash, such as ethnic hatred or sectarian hostility, can be drained. As the current record shows, this cannot be accomplished by 'staying the course.' Killing one ISIS bee at a time when dealing with a massive beehive will get us nowhere. Furthermore, 'staying the course' actually ensures the continuation of the civil wars, which is the best outcome for ISIS, and neglects the circumstances that gave rise to ISIS. Instead, the United States can do a lot without making a costly investment in American lives and treasure
Effective Defense of the Baltics by Franklin D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NATO has the capacity to win a conventional war in the Baltics, if appropriate steps are taken. Effective defense of the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania--and deterrence built upon such defensive capabilities--is one of the key challenges facing NATO and its member nations. Russia's actions, geopolitical rhetoric, and geographic proximity to the Baltics have generated the requirement for a significant defense capability. This report sets forth how such a capability should be achieved, for both conventional and hybrid conflicts. Certain of the capabilities discussed below will also have relevance to issues in NATO's South, and to resilience for nations throughout the Alliance. As set forth in the report NATO's New Strategy, however, such considerations are of equal importance to the threat to the Baltics, and require action by the Alliance. NATO, of course, is only one of the West's possible responses to geopolitical challenges, and the proposals below are therefore intended to fit within the overall international context faced by the NATO nations and their partners. The paper, however, focuses specifically on the Baltic defense challenge. In fact, NATO has the capacity to win a conventional war in the Baltics, even in the face of a short-notice Russian attack--if appropriate steps are taken to provide a substantial defense. Accordingly, to build on steps taken by NATO at the 2014 Wales Summit, by ministers since then, and by the United States under the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), this paper recommends that NATO should take the following actions"--Publisher's description
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