Secretary Clinton and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton have press availability after their bilateral meeting at the Department of State. State Department photo by Michael Gross


A beszédek és tanulmányok a transz-atlanti kapcsolatok alakulásáról szólnak politikai, gazdasági, de főképpen védelempolitikai szempontból.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Remarks With European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting, July 11, 2011

I think it goes without saying that this is such a consequential partnership that is rooted in our common values and aspirations as well as serving as a cornerstone for global peace and prosperity and security.”

“Transatlantic Relations: A Case for Optimism,” delivered by Lord Robertson, President of Chatham House and a member of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board, July 6, 2011.

With the migration of power and influence as well as economic muscle from west to east and south, and from mature and stable democracies to the new emerging powers with their own sharp elbows and ambitions, Europe and the US still need each other – but not in the same old, unbalanced way.

U.S.-EU Unfinished Business in the Balkans, Remarks by William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs | Croatia Summit 2011 |Dubrovnik, Croatia, July 8, 2011

Let’s be clear: there is simply no possible way for borders in this region to be re-drawn along ethnically clean lines. If such a process is set in motion, there is no way that it can be confined to a single boundary line in the Balkans, and there is no way that it can end peacefully. Any rhetoric calling for the partition of Kosovo and questioning the ability of people of different ethnicities to live together is harmful to regional reconciliation and will not advance Serbia’s strategic goal of European integration. Let us be equally clear that the United States stands strongly behind a commitment to multi-ethnic societies and respect for cultural rights.

Radicalization, Linkage, and Diversity: Current Trends in Terrorism in Europe. RAND Corporation. Lorenzo Vidino. July 6, 2011.

Although it has not suffered a successful attack since the July 7, 2005, bombings in London, Europe perceives itself to be under a constant threat from jihadist-inspired terrorism. Based on a survey of legal documents, intelligence reports, academic literature, and media sources, and on conversations with experts and government officials, the paper provides an overview of current trends in jihadism in Europe from an operational perspective.


Euro-Atlantic Security Community for the 21st Century, by Matthew Rojansky, from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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.


European Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament and Conflict Resolution. Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security | Remarks at  the 59th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs | Berlin, Germany, July 1, 2011

Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis, from AEI

Case studies of European states–Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Sweden–suggest the need for greater defense cooperation and pooling of military resources among European states.


Washington and Kiev: Progress and Problems, from Peterson Institute

On July 7, three prominent Washington think tanks — the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics — organized a big conference on Challenges and Impact of Governance in Ukraine. It was held at the Peterson Institute in Washington. This conference attracted no fewer than 300 participants, including 50 representatives from the US government. This brought home the message that Washington remains very interested in Ukraine, but also that Ukraine is a source of both hope and concern.

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