The purpose of this section is to publish commentaries (or
excerpts in some cases) from unpublished or previously published works on
issues that affect the democratic nations in the Atlantic Community.
Atlantic Community History, Background
Rynning review of NATO, the European
Union and the Atlantic Community, published in International Affairs (London), 2004.
review of NATO, the European Union and the Atlantic Community published in The International Spectator,
the European Union and the Atlantic Community: The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged by Stanley
R. Sloan, Rowman and Littlefield, Publishers, July 2005. (Click on
title for contents, reviews and to order.)
Stanley R. Sloan, European
Proposals for a New Atlantic Community, [PDF document] Congressional Research Service
report 95-374 S, March
10, 1995 (background
on European proposals in the mid-1990s for a new Atlantic Community)
Heiko Borchert, Strengthening Europe’s
Security Architecture: Where Do
We Stand? Where Should We Go?
NATO in the 21st
Century, Senator William V. Roth, Jr., Special Presidential
Report to the North Atlantic Assembly (NATO
Parliamentary Assembly) 1998 (rapporteur, Stanley R. Sloan).
US Policy and NATO’s Future
Security in an Uncertain
World: A Canadian Perspective on
NATO’s New Strategic Concept, Report
produced by a special working group organized by the Canadian Conference of Defence Associations Institute and the Canadian Defence
and Foreign Affairs Institute. Released March 24, 2010.
Netherlands and NATO’s New Strategic Concept: Observations and Policy
Recommendations from the Netherlands Atlantic Association. In May 2009, the Netherlands Atlantic
Association organized a 2-day experts conference to
examine the implications for Dutch foreign and defense policy of a new
strategic concept for NATO. The
session’s moderator, Stanley R. Sloan, was asked to prepare a report
drawing on the session and making recommendations for Dutch policy. This is the draft of the report that
was presented to the Foreign Ministry of The Netherlands.
NATO’s Future,” Stanley R. Sloan, International Herald Tribune, March 5, 2009. This opinion piece suggests that, in
the context of the 60th anniversary summit, NATO leaders should
examine closely some popular assumptions surrounding the alliance.
“NATO and US
Interests after 60 Years: Challenges and Opportunities”, Stanley R.
Sloan, Keynote address to the 13th Annual Military Ball, in
support of the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum and Library, Santa Barbara,
California, November 8, 2008.
and Why Did NATO Survive Bush Doctrine”, Stanley R. Sloan, Report by
the NATO College Research Directorate, October 2008. This report analyses how
and why the transatlantic relationship survived the crisis brought on by the
policies and attitudes of the first administration of George W. Bush and then
suggests what the experience might suggest about the future of the
Uncertain Future: Is Demography
Destiny?, Jeffrey Simon, Strategic
Forum, No. 236, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National
Defense University, October 2008.
This report questions whether NATO will be able to sustain collective
military operations and political unity in the face of changing demographics
of NATO countries.
Survive Afghanistan?,” Swords and Ploughshares,” August
2008. This collection of articles
by Stanley R. Sloan, Ryan C. Hendrickson, Paul F. Diehl and Edward A. Kolodziej, edited by Matthew A. Rosenstein, examines the
significant challenges facing NATO as it conducts its first mission outside
the Euro-Atlantic arena in its nearly sixty-year history.
R. Sloan, “NATO Beyond Russia: Building a New Foundation for
Transatlantic Relations,” speaking notes for a presentation at the 11th
annual Russia-NATO conference at the St. Petersburg (Russia) State
University, School of International Affairs, 16 February 2007.
van Heuven, “The Future of the Atlantic
Alliance,” speaking notes for a presentation at Middlebury
College, 29 January 2007.
R. Sloan, Robert G. Sutter and Casimir A. Yost, The
Use of U.S. Power: Implications for U.S. Interests, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, June 2004.
R. Sloan presentation at Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway, October 2, 2003 sponsored by Norwegian Atlantic
Committee (extended version).
Louis R. Golino, “Iraq is chance for U.S. to fix its
The Washington Times, April
R. Sloan, “Challenges to the Transatlantic Relationship”, In the National Interest, March 12, 2003.
Stanley R. Sloan: Notes for presentation at German
Council on Foreign Relations, February 10, 2003
Stanley R. Sloan, NATO
and Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century,
Crisis, Continuity or Change?, Foreign Policy Association Headline Series No. 324, November 1, 2002.
Stanley Sloan and Peter van Ham, What future
Centre for European Reform Working Paper, October 2002.
Louis R. Golino, NATO seen adapting to
terror war; Alliance used only sparingly after attacks, The Washington
Louis R. Golino, Time to Thank Europe for its
Help on Terrorism, Global Beat Syndicate, July 9, 2002.
Karen Donfried, Highwire Act Across the Atlantic, Washington
Times, May 22, 2002.
Stanley R. Sloan, Toward
a New Transatlantic Bargain, Christian Science Monitor, May 17, 2002.
R. Sloan, Crisis
in NATO Review, Spring 2002
Louis R. Golino,
War on Terror
Affects Role of EU’s Future , The Washington Times, December 9, 2001.
Stanley R. Sloan, Give NATO a Combined
Task Force Against Terrorism , The New York Times, November 13, 2001.
General U.S.-European Relations
Politics and Religion
Freedom and Fundamentalism: Challenges to Transatlantic Relations and Beyond,” Keynote address
by Stanley R. Sloan to the “International Affairs Conference on
Religion and International Politics: Now and Into the Future,” Star Island, Isles of Shoals, New
Hampshire, July 20, 2008.
Voigt, “Religion is the wild card in transatlantic relations,”
with commentary by Stanley R. Sloan, “We should be intolerant of
intolerance,” Europe’s World, Summer 2006.
R. Sloan, “All the president’s truths,” International Herald Tribune, May
Stanley R. Sloan,
“How Does Religion Affect Relations between America and Europe?”
EuroFuture, Winter 2005.
Felix Rohatyn, “For ‘New
America’, a fresh Atlantic Alliance,” International Herald Tribune, May 11, 2004.
Joseph P. Quinlan,
“Drifting Apart or Growing Together? The Primacy of the Transatlantic
Center for Transatlantic Relations, March 2003 (PDF file).
NATO-EU Relations (ESDI/CESDP)
Athena, The Uncertain Future of European Security and Defense Policy,”
Christopher S. Chivvis, Focus stratégique
n. 5, Security Studies Center, Institut Français des Relations Internationales,
Borchert and Karina Forster, “Energy Infrastructure and EU-NATO
Cooperation,” Security Europe, March 2007. www.seceur.info
Giakoumis, “ EU-NATO
Relations after the Riga Summit”, speaking notes for a panel presentation at the 16th
Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland, 8 September
U.S. – CREST, Future
Military Coalitions, The Transatlantic Challenge, September 2002.
Robert E. Hunter, The
European Security and Defense Policy, NATO’s Companion – or
Competitor?, RAND National Defense Research Institute, 2002.
Stanley R. Sloan, Opinion article
entitled "The U.S. and Europe Need New Marriage Vows" originally
published in the Wall Street Journal Europe, February 21, 2001.
Louis R. Golino, "EU military endorsed Rapid-reaction force
would add to influence, study says" Washington Times; Washington, D.C.;
Apr 8, 2001
Stanley R. Sloan, “The United States and European
Defence” (Chaillot Papers, No. 39)
Francois Heisbourg et. al., “European Defence: Making It Work”, (Chaillot
Papers, No. 42)
Kori Schake, “EU Should Duplicate NATO Assets,”
CER Bulletin, June/July 2001
(compilation), “From St-Malo to Nice: European defence - core documents” (Chaillot Papers, No. 47)
Transatlantic Military/Industrial Cooperation
Defense spending, force structure and capabilities
NATO and EU Enlargement
“NATO-EU Cooperation in Operations,” Research Paper, Academic Research Branch, NATO
College, Rome, Italy, February 2007.
Phillip H. Gordon and James B.
Enlargement: Moving Forward
William Hopkinson, Enlargement: A New NATO (Chaillot Papers, No. 49)