Papers and Reports
From Crisis to Convergence: A Strategy to Tackle Instability in the Balkans at its Source
By: Edward P. Joseph (lead author), Dr. Branislav Radeljic, Dr. Lulzim Peci, Dr. Iulia Joja, Jan Cingel, and Pol Vila Sarria
There is a clear path for the US and its European partners to reverse -- not just contain -- the alarming deterioration in the Balkans. US-led 'convergence' over Kosovo will transform the stalled EU Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina -- and the entire region, including Bosnia-Herzegovina. 'Convergence' will alter Serbia's strategic calculus, curtail malign Russian and Chinese influence in the region, and finally close the three-decade Yugoslav crisis.
Is Serbia Still a Troublemaker in the Balkans?
By: Faruk Ajeti
As one of the largest countries of the Balkans, Serbia’s troubled past also poses big dilemmas for the future. Its latest political and military cooperation with Russia and China appears to be an effort to build a strategic neutrality with “Serbian characteristics.” But at what cost?
The Arctic and World Order
By: Kristina Spohr and Daniel S. Hamilton, Editors
Jason C. Moyer, Associate Editor
The Arctic, long described as the world’s last frontier, is quickly becoming our first frontier—the front line in a world of more diffuse power, sharper geopolitical competition, and deepening interdependencies between people and nature. A space of often-bitter cold, the Arctic is the fastest-warming place on earth. It is humanity’s canary in the coal mine—an early warning sign of the world’s climate crisis.
The Arctic “regime” has pioneered many innovative means of governance among often-contentious state and non-state actors. Instead of being the “last white dot on the map,” the Arctic is where the contours of our rapidly evolving world may first be glimpsed. In this book, scholars and practitioners—from Anchorage to Moscow, from Nuuk to Hong Kong—explore the huge political, legal, social, economic, geostrategic and environmental challenges confronting the Arctic regime, and what this means for the future of world order.
The Transatlantic Economy 2021
By: Daniel S. Hamilton & Joseph P. Quinlan
Despite transatlantic political turbulence and the COVID-19-induced recession, the U.S. and Europe remain each other’s most important markets. The transatlantic economy generates $6.2 trillion in total commercial sales a year and employs up to 16 million workers in mutually “onshored” jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the largest and wealthiest market in the world, accounting for half of total global personal consumption and close to one-third of world GDP in terms of purchasing power.