• “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.

NATO’s New StratCon had no impact on markets. Brown Brothers Harriman’s Chandler explains why

The long-awaited NATO Strategic Concept, revealed last month at the Lisbon Summit, had very little impact on global financial markets. In the latest installment of the New Atlanticist Podcast Series Atlantic Council senior fellow Sarwar Kashmeri interviews Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman to discuss this issue, China’s financial leverage on the US, and the Euro’s future.

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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

Euro Debt Crisis: A Discussion with Currency Strategist Marc Chandler

 In my latest New Atlanticist Podcast for the Atlantic Council, Marc Chandler, the Chief Currency Strategist for the investment bank of Brown Brothers Harriman tackles the euro debt crisis and the recent hedge fund betting of over $8 billion in short positions against the common EU currency, and puts the headlines into perspective. Chandler’s last book is  Making Sense of the Dollar, published by the Bloomberg Press

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President Obama Dissed the EU. True? False?

Obama and Europe: My Atlantic Council Interview with Ewen MacAskill,  Washington Bureau Chief, “The Guardian

 

Atlantic Council senior fellow Sarwar Kashmeri sat down with Ewen MacAskill, the Guardian’s Washington bureau chief, for the latest installment of the New Atlanticist Podcast Series.  Following President Obama’s recent decision not to attend the U.S.-EU summit this May in Spain, he asks, “Why isn’t the President going to Madrid?”                                                                                                             

MacAskill discusses Obama’s announcement, the reactions of European leaders and the implications for U.S.-European relations and the Afghanistan mission.

 

Andrew Bacevich Interview: Future of NATO Mission in Afghanistan

New Atlanticist Podcast Series/Atlantic Council| November 12, 2009

Sarwar Kashmeri, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program, interviewed Andrew Bacecvich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University, for the New Atlanticist Podcast Series. Bacevich discussed the recent election results in Afghanistan and the future of NATO‘s mission in the country.

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Listen to my Peter Galbraith Afghanistan Elections Interview

THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL, WASHINGTON, DC. 
 
NEW ATLANTICIST
James Joyner | October 20, 2009
Sarwar Kashmeri, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program, has inaugurated the New Atlanticist Podcast Series with an interview with Ambassador Peter Galbraith on the Afghanistan election crisis. Galbraith believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been permanently tainted by the fraud in the initial contest and argues that the issue of Karzai’s legitimacy must have an impact on U.S. and allied decision-making going forward in Afghanistan.