EA February 2012

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DESPITE GLOOM, RENEWABLES ARE NOT DOOMED IN U.S.

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Somber headlines abound these days about the lack of global progress in combating climate change. Certainly, the renewable energy business in the U.S. has entered a rough patch.

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IS ECONOMIC MOBILITY IN EUROPE SURPASSING THE OLD AMERICAN DREAM?

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It has long been commonplace for Americans and Europeans to define their social models in opposition – with Americans priding themselves on having the most  dynamic and upwardly mobile economy while Europeans emphasize their welfare states’  success in providing  a more extensive safety net  and limiting income inequality.

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EXPAND THE WEST; BALANCE THE EAST: “STRATEGIC VISION: AMERICA AND THE CRISIS OF GLOBAL POWER” BY ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI

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Zbigniew Brzezinski’s recently-published Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power is a tour d’horizon of the big ideas that presumably inspire the more “visionary” aspects of the Obama team’s foreign policy. Zbig, as he is widely known, himself has some ties to the White House: once an Obama adviser, he has distanced himself from the President on occasion in the last three years, particularly on Middle East issues. But he still maintains channels to the administration. His book has stirred up debate in Washington (it can hardly have been intended to bring about consensus), and his arguments are worth being laid out as a guide to themes that may animate some American initiatives if the presidential incumbent wins re-election. Second, and therefore final, terms sometimes offer opportunities for bold leadership from the White House.
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THE U.S.-EU-NATO RELATIONSHIP – ADDRESSING 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES

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In preparation for the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago this spring, The European Institute convened a distinguished panel on Decembereinatomtg1220113 15, 2011 to discuss the evolution of the U.S. – E.U.-NATO relationship. Antonella Cerasino, head of the NATO Countries Section in the Public Diplomacy Division at NATO; Ambassador Robert Hunter, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Security Studies at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University; Ambassador Kurt Volker, Managing Director and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies; Brigadier General Bruno Caitucoli, Defense Attaché at the Embassy of France; and Rory Dunn, Political Counselor at the Delegation of the European Union in Washington participated. einatomtg1220112The discussion was moderated by Leo Michel, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. The gist of issues explored by the EI forum’s far-ranging discussion is available here in a report by John Barry, written in compliance with Chatham House rules.

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