In the spring and early summer of 2010, The Chicago Council organized roundtable discussions in conjunction with partners in Washington, DC and London to engage additional experts to help inform the project. Thomas Wright, executive director for studies at The Chicago Council, and Richard Weitz, senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute, coauthored the project’s final report, The Transatlantic Alliance in a Multipolar World. This report argues that the transatlantic alliance has the potential to become more relevant to the United States as the geopolitical center of gravity moves toward Asia, and makes a series of recommendations for deepening cooperation.
The Chicago Council also enlisted four experts to draft a series of papers, each touching on a particular aspect of the alliance:
- Counterinsurgency and the Future of NATO
- US-EU Partnership and the Muslim World: How Transatlantic Cooperation Will Enhance Engagement
- A Common Future? NATO and the Protection of the Commons
- NATO’s Nonproliferation Challenges in the Obama Era
The papers were presented at release events in Brussels on October 25 and in Berlin on October 27, 2010, followed by a release in Washington, DC.
This project was generously funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation, the McCormick Foundation, and the Adenauer Fund at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.