• “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.



Invite Sarwar Kashmeri to speak on:

 National Security in an age of Austerity

 His New book:  NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete? 

Global Security Trends & Hot Spots

 European/American Relations

 [To discuss a speaking event please contact me: email: sarwar@kashmeri.com; Tel: (US) 802.484.3411 ]  


Scheduled Events

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations

(Cleveland Council on World Affairs)

Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: Reka Barabas:  rbarabas@ccwa.org


Wednesday 25 July, 2012, 5 PM

Tuck School of Business/Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

President Obama and Coolidge: What the 44th President of the United States Might Learn From the 30th.

(Moderator of panel with former VT Governor Howard Dean, Prof. Roger Brinner, Chief Economist for Parthenon Group, Prof Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College, and Prof. Matt Slaughter, Assoc. Dean of MBA Program at Tuck School of Business

Contact: Kate Bradley at 802-672-3389 or kbradley@ccmf.org



Friday 4 May 2012

U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Transatlantic Defense, NATO, and the European Common Security & Defense Policy

(Private event)


Friday 19 April 2012 7 PM

Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington, VT

“Rumors of War: Iran”


Wednesday 18 April 2012

Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto, Canada

“NATO, Canada, and the Transatlantic Alliance”

Private Event


Tuesday 6 December 2011  (Private Event)

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

NATO History Seminar, Professor Larry Kaplan

Thursday, December 1, 2011


 Union League Club/NY/Book Fair

38 East 30th Street (Park Avenue & 30th Street) 5.30 PM – 7 PM

(Public Invited)


29 November 2011          (Private Event)

U.S. Military Academy/West Point


November 28, 2011, 2 PM

OSHER, Burlington, VT

Faith United Methodist Church

899 South Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT  802.863.6764


November 11, 2011  (Private Event)

State University of New York at Binghamton

Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women/SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs (Binghamton & Stony Brook)  

Book discussion with International Program


October 25, 2011   Luncheon 12 Noon – 2 PM  

U.S. Naval War College Foundation

NATO and the age of defense austerity—A book discussion

Union League Club, NY.  (Private event)


 BRUSSELS  ********** EUROPEAN BOOK LAUNCH *************

Wednesday June  15, 2011     10.30 – 12 noon
Boulevard Charlemagne 1 (Danube Room) 1041 Brussels

Chair: Giji Gya, Executive Director, ISIS Europe


Sarwar A. Kashmeri, Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council (DC);
Fellow, Foreign Policy Association (NY); Senior Advisor, ISIS Europe

“NATO is increasingly a force that works against transatlantic unity and geopolitical stability”

In the light of NATO’s waning powers, the rise of the CSDP, and a Europe that is increasingly meshing its 27 members’ foreign and defence policies into a common approach after the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, Kashmeri considers it meaningless to draft a future for NATO independent of the CSDP. He addresses questions on where NATO and the CSDP are going, and recommends several dramatic steps on how future global military forces should respond to common threats: bridge NATO and the CSDP; make the EU responsible for its own security; and invoke NATO only in extreme cases, establishing a common global vision regarding the use of force.

“This book”, as Robert E Hunter of the independent American think-tank RAND Corporation and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO writes, is “the blueprint for moving forward”.


By 13 June 2011 

PLACES ARE LIMITED – To register, please contact ISIS Europe



U.S. Army War College, Carlisle PA.  Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  Speaking on NATO after Libya & Future of transatlantic security. (Private Event)


NHPR, “The Exchange” with Laura Knoy. Monday, May 16, 2011, 9 AM – 10 AM   Call in: 603. 892.6477    Listen later to podcast in archives: www.nhpr.org


Northshire Book Shop, Manchaster, VT.  Friday, May 13, 2011.  7 PM – 8.30 PM   Book discussion and signing


Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) Lecture on Future of NATO and book signing, May 12, 2011 (Silsby 28),  2 PM – 4 PM

(In conjunction with Norwich, VT Book Shop)


NEW YORK    ******** U.S. BOOK LAUNCH ************

Thursday, April 21, 2011  (Registration: 5.30 PM; Remarks, Reception and book-signing:  6PM – 7..45 PM)

Location: Grupo Santander, 45 East 53 (between Madison and Park).    *****CSPAN BOOK-TV will cover this event*****

Host: Foreign Policy Association, 470 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016: Reservations: (212)481-8100 ext 240

****Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

After 6pm, seating will be released to the waiting list


Wednesday, April 27, 2011;   time: 7 PM
Norman Williams Public Library
10 The Green , Woodstock, VT 05091-1212 – (802) 457-2295
Host: Yankee Bookshop, 12 Central Street, Woodstock, VT 05091-1007, (802) 457-2411 



Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7 PM:  Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  T: (914) 232.3508

Host: Katonah  and Chappaqua Great Decisions Series Program


Hanover, New Hampshire

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2 PM – 4 PM: Dartmouth College, 28 Silsby. In conjunction with Norwich Bookshop, Norwich, Vermont.

To register: Dartmouth/ILEAD: 603-646-0154; Norwich Bookshop: 802-649-1114



Saturday, May 14, 2011: 7 PM

Location and Host: Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street, Manchester Ctr, VT 05255-8918, (802) 362-2200   



  • Wednesday, January 2, 2011: Kashmeri-Moderator, Foreign Policy Association event featuring, George Magnus, Chief Economist,                                 UBS Investment Bank  on “Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World.”
  • Time: 6 – 8 PM; Location: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 300 Madison Avenue, 23rd. Floor, New York, NY 1001

    •  Monday, January 24, 2011: Middlebury College, VT   International Relations class, Speech & Discussion (Private Event)


  • Monday, November 29, 2010 (1000-1130): Chappaqua, New York “Great Decisions” Discussion Forum


  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010: Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.   (Media Contact & General attendance: Jeff Lightfoot (202) 463-7226)  

NATO 2.0 Conference 

12. – 1.30     Asst. Sec/State Dept. Phil Gordon       “Obama Administration expectation at NATO Lisbon Summit, Nov 19/20.”

1.30 – 2.15    Buffet Lunch

2.15-3.30   NATO 2.0 panel discussion with Sarwar Kashmeri, and panelists: General John Craddock (former SACEUR) & Robert E. Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO. Moderated by Damon Wilson, Director, Atlantic Council’s International Security Program.


  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010:  U.S. Military Academy/West Point (Private event)
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (1100 – 1350) : NATO VALUES AND PARTNERSHIPS: WHAT DO THEY MEAN IN EUROPE AND ASIA?  

EastWest Institute (Brussels Centre), 59-61 rue de Treves 1040, Brussels, Belgium.  tel: +32 2 743 46 22  www.ewi.info

  • Tuesday/Wednesday, September 21/22, 2010: “New Dynamics In  a Changing World,”  UBS, Zurich, Switzerland.  Private Event

               (Kashmeri speaking re the consequences of the financial crisis on Euro-Atlantic security and defense)

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2010:  U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA. Private event

  • Monday 22 March – Friday 14 May, 2010 (Tuesday’s 9.30 AM – 11.30 AM): Dartmouth College/ILEAD (New Hampshire), 8 session (2 hours each) seminar, titled “NATO 2.0; Reboot or Delete.”  Open to the public, please call Dartmouth/ILEAD for details: 603.653.0154
  • Wednesday  3 March, 2010 University of Vermont, Global Studies Program.   12.15 – 1.15.  NATO 2.0; a Transatlantic Alliance For The New Millennium”    (Open to Public)  Contact:  802.656.1184
  •  Friday 6 November, 2009: U.S. Military Academy/West Point–Class of 2010. Speech & discussion on the NATO’s future. Private event
  • Monday 5 October, 2009: Chappaqua, NY-Great Decisions members. Speech and discussion on Afghanistan-Pakistan-India. Chappaqua Public Library, 10 AM. Private event.

 U.S. Foreign/Security Policy 

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