The hoped for undivided "Europe whole and free" of twenty years ago has today become a region in danger of seeing new lines divide the continent with the prospect of heightened tension for all. The responsibility for this situation belongs to all parties, just as it will require adjustments and new thinking from all to recapture the promise of an undivided, secure, and prosperous region.

The Carnegie Endowment is pleased to announce the launch of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI), a new, high-level international commission whose unique goal is to lay the intellectual foundation for an inclusive Euro-Atlantic security system for the twenty-first century.

EASI co-chairs Sam Nunn in the United States, Igor Ivanov in Russia, and Wolfgang Ischinger in Belgium, discussed EASI's new role in addressing Euro-Atlantic security challenges.