In the latest edition of Aspen Review Central Europe, CEPA President A. Wess Mitchell examines how the combined effects of economic austerity, strategic rebalancing and European renationalization are eroding America’s essential strategic role in Central Europe. “The 25th anniversary of Communism’s end,” Mitchell argues, “offers an opportunity for America to renew its strategic bargain with Central Europe for the 21st Century.”
CEPA’s Peter B. Doran speaks with the BBC about the U.S. policy approach toward Ukraine. (In Ukrainian)
CEPA's Peter B. Doran in Voice of America on the need for U.S. leadership and long-term strategy on the Eastern Partnership countries. (In Russian)
CEPA's Keith Smith sits down with Natural Gas Europe for a comprehensive discussion of the continued relevance of energy geopolitics on the old continent, the shifts in the global gas market and their interplay with both regional and domestic developments in Central and Eastern Europe.
In their American Interest article "Atlanticism in Retreat," CEPA President A. Wess Mitchell and CEPA Adjunct Fellow Jan Havranek examine how the dual crisis of Atlanticism and Europeanism is creating a new Middle Zone of small and midsized states with varying degrees of integration with Europe wedged between a German-led fiscal core to the West and a zone of corruption and creeping finlandization to the East. Reminding us that this is not the future that either Americans or Europeans envisioned after 1989, Mitchell and Havranek conclude that Atlanticism still has a part to play in guarding against the return of geopolitics and nationalism in Central Europe.
In his American Interest article "Back to the Frontier," CEPA Senior Fellow Andrew A. Michta argues that the waning of U.S. attention to Europe over the past five years has been accompanied by a changing security situation along NATO’s northeastern flank driven by the resurgence of Russian geostrategic assertiveness, the restructuring of EU economic power and the reduction of U.S. military presence in Europe. Michta makes a compelling case for why preventing a new fault line from emerging on Europe’s northeastern periphery is in America’s overriding strategic interest, and concludes that NATO and transatlantic security cooperation should remain the centerpiece of policy for the United States and its European allies.
CEPA Research Assistance Octavian Manea interviews Elbridge Colby, Defense Analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, on the role of an air sea battle-centric posture in strategic reassurance.
CEPA's Keith Smith writes on the security and commercial implications of the fear of fracking gripping Europe for the International Shale Gas and Oil Journal.
CEPA's Keith C. Smith takes stock of the progress of the fracking debate in Europe, and makes a compelling case for the need of a more balanced and fact-based assessment of the potential economic and environmental impact of shale gas especially in Central and Eastern Europe, for the Financial Times.
The Polish Ministry of Defense highlights Undersecretary of State for Defense Policy Robert Kupiecki's participation in the "Perishable Opportunities: U.S.-Central European Security Cooperation" panel at CEPA's U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum on October 3, 2013.