2008 Publications

"Russia: Neither Indulge Nor Provoke," The Banker, August 2008.

The pressures for a new Euro-Atlantic security strategy, Europe's World, Summer 2008.

"Globaliser l'Alliance?" politique étrangère, Spring 2008.

"Misreading Berlin...in the Lead into the Iraq War," Excerpt from Architects of Delusion in European Affaris, Winter/Spring 2008. 

A Bad War Gone Worse, The Washington Quarterly, Spring 2008.
Five Years Later -- Iraq's Strategic Legacy

A Recast Partnership? Institutional Dimensions of Transatlantic Relations (CSIS Press, 2008). Edited by Simon Serfaty. The essays in this new CSIS volume assess the current state of transatlantic relations, question where we are heading, and reflect on how best to proceed. The goal of the volume is not to reinvent either NATO or the EU, the two main institutional dimensions of the transatlantic partnership, but to renew and recast them in ways that can make each better suited to the other and make both more effectively prepared to help their 32 members address the security, economic, political, and societal issues they face in common.

Archictects of Delusion: Europe, America, and the Iraq War (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). The commencement of war in Iraq in 2003 was met with a variety of reactions around the globe. In Architects of Delusion, Simon Serfaty presents a historical analysis of how and why the decision to wage war was endorsed by some of America's main European allies, especially Britain, and opposed by others, especially France and Germany.

Brzezinski Chair Update

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair Update, November 2008

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair Update, July 2008

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair Update, April 2008

Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair Update, January 2008

2005-2007 Publications

The Year of Europe? Global Forecast: The Top Security Challenges of 2008, November, 2007.

Which Past War is Iraq? Washington Post Think Tank Town, August 29, 2007.

Pour Washington, la France est de retour, Le Monde, May 19, 2007.

The Vital Partnership: Power and Order (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). With Foreword by Brent Scowcroft. RELEASED IN PAPERBACK IN SPRING 2007.

The Post-Chirac French Funk, The International Economy, Spring 2007.

New Europe, Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2007. A longer version of this op-ed appeared as "The Dawn of the Sarko Era" in Wall Street Journal Europe and "The Sarkozy Mandate" in Wall Street Journal Asia.

Terms of Engagement: The Euro-Atlantic Partnership at Sixty
March 2007: After a two-year moment of reflection in intra-European, U.S.-EU, and Euro-Atlantic relations comes a need for action to renew the institutional core of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership. This paper sets out over two dozen key recommendations for the EU, and its relations with the United States, as well as for NATO, and its relations with the EU.

Recasting the Euro-Atlantic Partnership
February 2007: This paper sets out a way forward for the Euro-Atlantic community, recommending a broadened strategic focus which explicitly encompasses a number of key issues, in combination with the institution of a Euro-Atlantic forum to make cooperation among the 32 member states of the EU and NATO more effective.

"Peut-on compter sur la France? La France compte-t-elle encore?" L'Essentiel des Relations Internationales, December 2006.

The NATO Riga Summit: A Renewed Commitment to Transformation
September 2006: This paper is based on a two-day seminar that took place in Riga, Latvia on September 15-17, 2006 with a group of leading experts on NATO, representing the United States and 13 other NATO and EU countries.

Moment of Reflection, Commitment to Action
August 2006: Key recommendations based on the discussions of a working group of leading experts on the European Union and transatlantic relations, which met for a pair of two-day seminars at CSIS in Spring 2006.

"From Reflection to Action: A Road to Euro-Atlantic Finality," EuroFuture, Summer 2006.

A Challenged and Challenging Europe: Impact on NATO-EU-US Relations
International Spectator 1/2006

U.S. Italia Weekly: Analysis of the Italian Election
Election Results / The Worst Possible Outcome

Italy & Europe / Focus on Structure, Not Personality

Visions of the Atlantic Alliance

This volume examines many of the highest priority issues faced by the United States and Europe, as well as the main institutions to which they belong.

The United States, the European Union and NATO: After the Cold War and Beyond Iraq

Highlights the conclusions and recommendations from the April 2005 CSIS Think Tank Summit.