European governments are finding it ever more difficult to convince their constituencies back home that a sustained European presence in Afghanistan is of critical importance to any sort of lasting peace.
On his return from a month-long trip to Afghanistan, Gilles Dorronsoro provided a briefing on the security situation on the ground and offered a post-election strategy for addressing the Taliban threat.
Gilles Dorronsoro argued at RUSI that the allied forces should focus on securing strategic areas in Afghanistan rather than on further military commitments.
Ashley J. Tellis shared his insight on the war in Afghanistan in London. He argued that the United States now faces three possible options concerning future strategy for Afghanistan.
Sarah Chayes emphasized that it is of the utmost importance to understand the complex nature of the Afghan people, as well as the infrastructural realities on the ground.
At a lunch debate co-hosted with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Jamie Shea and Ashley J. Tellis discussed new, emerging security risks and provided an outlook on how and if NATO should respond.
Expectations are running high for major changes in the next U.S. administration's foreign policy, but how much change is likely, and will it be enough to close the gap between America and the world? Top experts from the Carnegie Endowment and elsewhere discussed this question during a two-day conference in Brussels.
European policy experts and government officials discussed the futre of the Europe-U.S. realtionship.
Remarks from Michael Cox and Jessica T. Mathews on the disappointment of European expectations of the U.S.
Ongoing violence in Pakistan serves as a constant reminder of the immense challenges facing President Asif Ali Zardari. U.S. efforts to effectively balance security and policy imperatives in this volatile region have not succeeded. The U.S. and Europe can develop a successful new strategy if they engage directly with Pakistan’s civil society while continuing to recognize the military’s importance.