• “Is NATO Relevant?” Sarwar Kashmeri with UK MP Mike Gapes, on Skynews

  • What’s Next For NATO: A “Reboot or Delete?” Robin Young, host of Here & Now asks Sarwar Kashmeri

  • Sarwar Kashmeri & NATO 2.0 on Fox News

  • To preserve NATO bridge it to the EU

    NATO used to be the world’s most formidable military alliance. But, its original reason for existence, the Soviet Union, disintegrated years ago, and its dreams of being a world cop are withering in the mountains of Afghanistan.

    Meanwhile, the European Union’s Common Security & Defense Policy (CSDP) has deployed twenty-seven successful military/civil missions from Africa to Asia in the last ten years. Through CSDP, Europeans are increasingly taking charge of managing their own foreign and security policy. NATO is no longer the sole and preeminent Euro-Atlantic security actor.

    But watching NATO fade into irrelevance would be a mistake. It is a tried and true platform to harness the resources of North America and Europe. NATO’s future usefulness depends on its willingness to accept its reduced role, to let the EU handle the day-to-day security needs of Europe, and to craft a relationship with CSDP that will allow North America and Europe to act militarily together, should that ever become necessary.

    It is time for NATO 2.0, a new version of NATO, to fit the realities of an ever more integrated Europe in the twenty-first century.

Skeptical about the missile shield, but need to pay attention to American phobias!

In the latest installment of the New Atlanticist Podcast Series ,Atlantic Council senior fellow Sarwar Kashmeri interviews Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO. For this podcast, Kashmeri asked Ambassador Rogozin for his interpretation of the Lisbon Summit’s outcomes regarding missile defense and what it means for the future of NATO-Russia relations. Frank and forthright, Rogozin sheds fresh light on Russian strategic thinking re a partnership with NATO.

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The G-20 Challenge and its Implications on NATO

George Magnus, UBS

 In the latest installment of the New Atlanticist Podcast Series Atlantic Council senior fellow Sarwar Kashmeri interviews George Magnus, Chief Economist of UBS Investment Bank.

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Atlantic Council, DC Forum: Blueprint For NATO Post Lisbon

  

 
NATO Forum – November 17, 2010
 
 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
 
“The Obama Administration’s European Agenda” 
  
A Conversation with
 
The Honorable Philip Gordon 
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

 

 
 
Moderated by
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

 
1:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
 
Luncheon reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres
 
2:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M
 
“A Blueprint for NATO Beyond Lisbon”
 
A Panel Discussion with
 
General Bantz Craddock (USA, Ret.)
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
 
The Honorable Robert Hunter
Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
 
Mr. Sarwar A. Kashmeri
Atlantic Council Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Author of forthcoming book: “NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete?”
 
Moderated by
Mr. Damon Wilson
Vice President and Director, International Security Program

12:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Atlantic Council
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
 
To attend, please RSVP with name and affiliation (acceptances only) to isp@acus.org.
 
This NATO Forum is sponsored by BAE Systems.
 

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Russia & NATO, Reading The Tea Leaves–Juurd Eigsvoogel, NRC Handelsblad

  

 

Russia’s considers NATO to be a mortal threat, but is still willing to attend NATO’s Lisbon Summit this month and discuss joining NATO’s anti-missile shield.  What is the meaning behind Russia’s contradictory messages. My conversation with Juurd Eijsvoogel, the well known International Affairs Columnist of the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

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