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Building a Euro-Atlantic Security Community

The Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) presented in Munich the EASI-Report for a Euro-Atlantic Security Community on  8 February.

Eurasia House president Armen Sakissian is a member of EASI Commission and EASI’s Energy Group. 

At the 48th Munich Security Conference, 26 former generals, senior policymakers, and businesspeople from Russia, North America, and Europe warned that the security situation in the Euro-Atlantic region is sliding backward, and called for the creation of a new, more ambitious security dialogue in the region.

Two decades after the end of the Cold War, the Euro-Atlantic region remains blighted by Cold War postures and thinking, concluded the report of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) released at the 2012 Munich Security Conference.  The report argues that a serious “deficit of trust” in security issues is placing the entire region under strain. Bred from old twentieth-century divisions, this distrust leaves the region dangerously ill prepared to handle the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Unveiling their findings, the members of EASI laid out a series of concrete steps in six areas to improve relations between Russia, Europe, and the United States, leading to the eventual creation of a genuine Euro-Atlantic Security Community.