The CSIS Europe and International Security Programs, in partnership with the Noaber Foundation, hosted the launch of "Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World: Renewing the Transatlantic Partnership," a new report authored by Gen. Dr. Klaus Naumann
(Germany), Gen. John Shalikashvili
(United States), Field Marshal The Lord Inge
(United Kingdom), Adm. Jacques Lanxade
(France), and Gen. Henk van den Breemen
(the Netherlands), with Benjamin Bilski and Douglas Murray. The event also featured commentary by Robert E. Hunter
, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
In the report, these five distinguished military leaders consider the complexity of emerging global security challenges and the capabilities of existing institutions to address them. They conclude that dealing with these challenges requires a new transatlantic grand strategy that ensures a better integration of military and non-military capabilities. They argue that a transformed NATO, working closely with the European Union, should serve as the core element of a future security architecture. The group advances a number of near- and longer-term proposals to enhance NATO and transatlantic unity of effort. They advocate replacing the two-pillar concept of U.S.-European relations with an alliance of democracies ranging from Finland to Alaska.