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Professional Work Exchange for Enhanced Policy Dialogue Program December 19, 2014 /

The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) held a three day launch event beginning on December 3 for the second round of the Professional Work Exchange for Enhanced Policy Dialogue Program, which will take place between January and March 2015.

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Want, Waste or War? A Conversation About the Global Resource Nexus December 19, 2014

The 2011-2012 fellows of the Transatlantic Academy held a book launch on December 10 for Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals, based on the 2012 report of the Academy and published by Routledge in November.

A Transatlantic Talk with David McAllister December 09, 2014

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the GMF hosted David McAllister, member of European Parliament and chairman of the delegation for relations with the United States, for the fourth installment of its Transatlantic Talks to discuss the dynamics of EU-U.S.

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U.S. Must Strengthen Engagement with “Global Swing States” Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey, Say Experts in Joint GMF-CNAS Report November 27, 2012


The rise of four powerful democracies – Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey – presents one of the most significant opportunities for U.S. foreign policy in the early 21st century. Daniel M. Kliman of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and Richard Fontaine of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) urge U.S. leaders to pursue closer partnerships with these four countries, which they term “global swing states.” In a new report, Global Swing States: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and the Future of International Order, released today as part of a joint initiative of GMF and CNAS, Kliman and Fontaine offer a new framework for thinking about how U.S. engagement with these pivotal powers can bolster peace, prosperity, and freedom. 

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The authors offer policy prescriptions specific to each of the four countries while recommending that the United States’ engagement with the global swing states include four broad components: 

  1. Capitalizing on areas where Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Turkey have already taken on new global responsibilities;
  2. Addressing some of the demands of the “global swing states” for greater representation in international institutions;
  3. Helping the four countries strengthen their domestic capacity to more actively support the international order; and
  4. Increasing the resources and attention that the U.S. government devotes to these nations to better match their rising strategic importance. 

Kliman and Fontaine argue that “U.S. decisions today will influence whether Brazil, India, Indonesia and Turkey contribute to the global order tomorrow.” 

In addition to this capstone report by Kliman and Fontaine, CNAS and GMF are publishing five working papers that explore how the global swing states relate to key elements of the international order and lay out implications for the United States and its European allies: 

Global Swing States and the Trade Order by Jennifer Hillman, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF 

Global Swing States and the Financial Order by Joe Quinlan, Non-Resident Fellow, GMF 

Global Swing States and the Maritime Order by James Kraska, Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law, U.S. Naval War College 

Global Swing States and the Nonproliferation Order by Megan Garcia, Fellow, Hewlett Foundation 

Global Swing States and the Human Rights and Democracy Order by Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution