Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative – EASI


Final Report

Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community

  • Article
    Overcoming the Stigma of Cooperative Missile Defense
    James Collins May 16, 2012

    Europe, Russia, and the United States can take steps to build trust and find a way to work together cooperatively on missile defense.

  • Op-Ed
    Euro-Atlantic Goals
    Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn January 31, 2012 International Herald Tribune

    The Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative set out to identify the practical steps needed to secure the region’s future and to create new pathways to a more inclusive and effective Euro-Atlantic community, focusing on the military, human, and economic dimensions of security.

  • Article
    Turkish Foreign Policy: Interplay Between the Domestic and External
    Ilter Turan September 21, 2011

    As Turkey continues to gain international prominence, its Western allies must put more effort consensus-building with Ankara and Turkey will have to recognize the limits of its new influence.

  • Article
    Time for Strategic Europe
    Jan Techau September 13, 2011

    Europe must develop a strategic sense of itself, its influence, and its dependence on the global economy if it is to achieve stability and cohesion at home and play an active role abroad.

  • Article
    Turkey and the Arab Spring: Implications for Turkish Foreign Policy in Transatlantic Perspective
    Nathalie Tocci September 12, 2011

    The Arab Spring is revealing the tensions between the ideals espoused by Turkish foreign policy and Ankara’s political, economic, and security interests.

  • Article
    Why the EU and Turkey Need to Coordinate Their Foreign Policies
    Katinka Barysch August 31, 2011

    An EU-Turkey foreign policy dialogue would help prevent Turkey’s EU accession process from breaking down and address Turkey’s rising status as a regional power and an independent international player.

  • Article
    Turkey’s Approach to Euro-Atlantic Security
    Stephen Flanagan August 19, 2011

    Turkey’s approach to regional tensions and other looming security challenges is shaped by its deep commitment to building stability and cooperation in its neighborhood and the wider Euro-Atlantic community.

  • Article
    Turkey and Russia: An Evolving Relationship
    Sergey Markedonov, Natalya Ulchenko August 19, 2011

    As Ankara’s perception of Moscow as a geopolitical opponent and threat to Turkish interests diminishes, bilateral Russian-Turkish relations are on an upward trend.

  • A Euro-Atlantic Security Community for the 21st Century
    Matthew Rojansky July 6, 2011 OSCE Talks

    States of the Euro-Atlantic security community share basic interests and depend on one another for security, economic prosperity, and human development. To address modern security challenges, these states must revitalize the institutional foundations of their shared security community.

  • Op-Ed
    A Post-Nuclear Euro-Atlantic Security Order
    Sam Nunn, Igor Ivanov, Wolfgang Ischinger December 14, 2010 Project Syndicate

    Achieving a genuinely collaborative approach to missile defense would address a common threat to the Euro-Atlantic region and help remove the misgivings that are blocking progress toward a common security space.

  • Event
    Perspectives of the Next Generation: Challenges to Security in the OSCE
    James Collins, Zeynep Alemdar, Petri Hakkarainen, Rem Korteweg, Matthew Rojansky May 27, 2014 Vienna, Austria

    Representatives from Carnegie’s EASI Next Generation Network will summarize the results of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Next Generation Leaders Conference and deliver their recommendations to the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

  • Event
    France’s Future Role in the World
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, George Perkovich May 17, 2013 Washington, DC

    One year after President François Hollande took office, his administration’s new Defense White Paper outlines a significantly scaled down presence for the French military.

  • Event
    Munich Security Conference
    Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn February 4, 2012 Munich

    EASI brought together former policymakers, diplomats, generals, and business leaders from Russia, North America, and Europe to look at options to address the region’s faltering security system and to chart a roadmap of practical action that would lead to a more secure future.

  • Event
    Euro-Atlantic Security
    Sam Nunn, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Robert Legvold November 9, 2010 Washington, D.C., Brussels, Moscow

    The United States, Europe, and Russia are entering a critical phase that will define relations among them for years to come and, by extension, the future security order in Europe.

  • Event
    Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Launch
    Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, Robert Legvold December 10, 2009 Washington, D.C., Brussels, Moscow

    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. It will require adjustments and new thinking from all to recapture the promise of an undivided, secure, and prosperous region.

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The Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative has been made possible by funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Hurford Foundation, the Robert & Ardis James Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Starr Foundation, and by support from the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the United World International Foundation.

To move toward the goal of an inclusive Euro-Atlantic Security Community, a unique process was created in 2009 called the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

For the first time, former policymakers, diplomats, generals, and business leaders from Russia, the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and European Union nations came together to chart a roadmap of practical action that would allow the region to leave its past behind and to start to build a more secure future based on mutual trust and cooperation.

Commission Members

  • Wolfgang Ischinger
    Co-Chair, Germany
  • Igor Ivanov
    Co-Chair, Russia
  • Sam Nunn
    Co-Chair, United States
  • Robert H. Legvold
    Director, United States
  • Charles Boyd
    United States
  • Desmond Browne
    United Kingdom
  • Hikmet Çetin
  • Oleksandr Chalyi
  • Alexander Dynkin
  • Viktor Esin
  • Herman Gref
  • István Gyarmati
  • Stephen Hadley
    United States
  • Tedo Japaridze
  • Donald J. Johnston
  • Catherine Kelleher
    United States
  • John Kerr
    United Kingdom
  • John C. Kornblum
    United States
  • Jacques Lanxade
  • Vladimir Lukin
  • Klaus Mangold
  • Richard Matzke
    United States
  • René Nyberg
  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld
  • Volker Rühe
  • Armen Sarkissian
  • Vyacheslav Trubnikov

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