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NATO’s Secretary General together with the US and Canada demands that European countries publicly increase their commitment in Afghanistan. What is your view?

European NATO countries cannot afford to do more
To defeat the Taliban more troops that are better equipped are in urgent need
The Alliance’s solidarity is in danger
In a protracted war NATO will lose hearts and minds at home

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Letter from the President Mission and Strategy Executives Advisory Board

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Ehsan Ahrari is a Defense Consultant and an Independent Strategic Analyst residing in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Dr. Ahrari's functional expertise includes information warfare, radical Islam, nuclear and missile proliferation in Southern Asia (China, India, and Pakistan), and counterterrorism. (U.S.A.)
Mensur Akgün is Director of the Foreign Policy Program of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), an independent think-tank, which forms a bridge between academic research and the policy-making process. (Turkey)
Abbas J. Ali. Abbas J. Ali, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Director, School of International Management, Eberly college of Business, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, demanding a viable dialogue between religions. (U.S.A.)
Franco Apicella is a Lieutenant General (ret) of the Italian Army. His last job in duty was Chief of Staff of the Italian Land Forces Command. As a senior defense editor he provides regular contribution to the webzine Pagine di Difesa. (Italy)
Ronald D. Asmus. Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He also serves as a senior advisor to the President of GMF and is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations as well as a consultant for the Downey McGrath Group. (U.S.A.)

Klaus Becher. Klaus Becher. Senior Adviser, Austrian Institute for European Security, Maria Enzersdorf near Vienna, and Managing Partner, Knowledge & Analysis LLP, London. Many publications on international security, defence and space policy. 2005/06 Associate Director of Wilton Park. 1999-2003 Helmut Schmidt Senior Fellow for European Security, IISS (United Kingdom)

Rod A. Beckstrom. Rod A. Beckstrom is an entrepreneur, strategist, environmentalist and author. He founded CATS Software Inc, which he took public and has helped build other high tech companies. (U.S.A.)
Giovanni Bernardi is a Major General (ret) of the Italian Army. (Italy)
J.D. Bindenagel. Vice President for Community, Government, and International Affairs, DePaul University. (U.S.A.)
Luigi Caligaris. BrigGen (Ret.), former Director Political-Military Affairs at the Ministry of Defense in Rome (1978-1981), Professor for Strategy at the State University of Bologna and the Army Staff College, Member of the European Parliament (1994-1999) and author of several books. (Italy)
Robert Dujarric, Visiting Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo (Nihon Kokusai Mondai Kenkyusho, JIIA) (France)
George Fernandes. Defense Minister of India 1998-2004.Member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. Former Union Minister for Industries and Minister of Railways. (India)
Peter Forster was Editor and Correspondent of "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" in Israel. Former Editor-in-Chief of "Thurgauer Zeitung".Now Head of the Media Department of the foundation "Unternehmerforum Lilienberg", Switzerland, and Colonel (Res.) of Suiss Army. (Switzerland)
Ortwin Gebauer. Monsignore. Dean of the Catholic Church in Lindau at the Lake of Constance in Germany is Chairman of the Comittee for Christian Peace, Tolerance and Reconciliation Policies of the World Security Network Foundation. He is coordinating the dialogue between the Church and the annual meetings of Nobel Price winners at the Lake of Constance. (Germany)
Samy Gemayel. Former leader of the Kataeb student group, political activist for a free Lebanon and lawyer. Sheikh Gemayel is the son of former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel (Lebanon)
Goetz Gliemeroth, Lt. General (ret.) of the German Army, was Commander of the more than 5000 NATO troops in Afghanistan (ISAF) until 2004. (Germany)
Christian Hacke. Professor for Political Science and Director of the Institute for Political Science of the University of Bonn (Germany)
Amin Hashwani. Director of the Hashwani Group of Companies in Karachi. Co-Chairman of the Pakistan-India CEO Business Forum. Former YPO Chapter Chairman 2002/03. Member of the YPO Peace Action Network. (Pakistan)
Robert Hunter. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO served in many senior U.S. government posts ie. National Security Council and U.S. Senate with Senator Ted Kennedy, now a Senior Advisor at RAND (U.S.A.)

Michael Inacker. Deputy Editor in Chief Wirtschaftswoche magazine in Berlin. Former Director for Policy and Foreign Affairs of Daimler Chrysler in Stuttgart/Germany. Dr. Inacker was a former Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin and holds a PhD. in Political Science. He is a well known defense journalist. (Germany)

Lord Peter Inge. Former Field Marshall, Constable HM Tower of London, Chief of Staff United Kingdom Defense Staff (1994-1997), Chief of the General Staff 1992-1994 was ADC General HM The Queen 1991-1994 and Commander, Northern Army Group
and C-in-C BAOR 1989-1992; Life Baron since 1997;KG,GCB,DL (United Kingdom)

Jackson Janes is Executive Director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. (U.S.A.)

Géza Jeszenszky. Former Hungarian Foreign Minister (1990 to 1994) and Ambassodor to the U.S. (1998 to 2002) , a founding member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum, now a Professor for History and International Relations at the Budapest University. (Hungary)

Tunne Kelam is the Freedom Hero of Estonia, founder and chairman of the Congress of Estonia, leading his small Baltic nation - a former republic of the USSR - to independence from Russia in the 80th and 90th. Since 2004 he is Member of the European Parliament. (Estonia)

Francis J. Kelly Frank is Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs - Americas of the Deutsche Bank AG (U.S.A.)

Judith Apter Klinghoffer is an affiliate professor at Haifa University, Member of the International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom of Bar-Ilan University and was the 1996 Fulbright professor at Aarhus, Denmark. She writes a blog called Deja vu for History News Network. (Israel)

Joachim Krause. Joachim Krause is professor for International Relations at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel (Germany) since October 2001. He also is Director of the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel (ISUK) and member of the Scientific Council of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). (Germany)

Herbert Kremp is a well known Commentator of Springer Publishing House in Berlin and former Editor-in-Chief DIE WELT (Germany)
Jens Krüger is head of press and public relations at the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). (Germany)
Ludger Kühnhardt is Director at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) in Bonn.(Germany)

Thomas H. Lipscomb. Senior Fellow Annnenberg Center for the Digital Future in New York. Founder and President of Times Book- the New York Times book division. The author of many articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun, Founder and CEO of four high tech companies, ICG- named one the Fortune's "25 Cool Companies"-, Wave Systems and CardiACT Inc. (U.S.A.)

Holger Mey. Prof. Mey is Vice President Defense and Security Systems EADS AG in Munich. (Germany)
Mark Minevich. The Chairman of the Global Knowledge and Leadership Council and Chief Strategy Officer of Enamics is an international strategic advisor and globally recognized technology visionary. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Strategist of the IBM Next Generation Group. (U.S.A.)
Mike Munson. Extensive senior leadership experience in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Expertise includes general management, planning, programming and budgeting, Congressional relations, and intelligence collection. Broad knowledge of intelligence agencies and operations. (U.S.A.)
Klaus Naumann General (Ret.). Former Chairman NATOs Military Committee and Chief of Staff German Federal Armed Forces. (Germany)

Muhammad Aslam Khan Niazi, BrigGen (Ret). Has military experience of about 32 years and is from the Regiment of Artillery. Recipient of sitara-e-imtiaz (military), he served on various command, staff, instructional, administration, operational, research and evaluation appointments during his career. Holds first class Masters’ degree in International Relations as well as doctorate from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Frequently writes in national and international media. IR and Eurasia are his specialty. (Pakistan)

John M. Nomikos, Director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), based in Athens. (Greece)

William Odom, LtGeneral (Ret.), is Director of National Security at the Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. He was Director of the National Security Agency and Military Assistant to National Security Advisor Z. Brzezinski in the White House. (U.S.A.)

Ivo Paparela is Professor  at the University of Dubrovnik, Chair of Finance, and Professor of Shipping Finance at the Maritime Faculty Kotor. Has degrees in both  Economics & Law from Paris University. Published articles, on the  geopolitical issues  in French , English , Italian & German reviews. (France)

Wolfgang Plasche is a Major General (ret) of the Austrian Army. Former Director Defence Policy in the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Defence Attache at the embassy in London. (Austria)

Andreas D. Pruefert, Partner European Consulting Munich. Former Secretary General, European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) and Plenipotentiary for European Affairs, German Federal Armed Forces Association. (Germany)

Arben Qirezi. Executive Director Transition Analysis and Support Center in Prishtina/Kosovo. Former Spokesperson of the Prime Minister. (Kosovo)

Peter Regli Major General (Ret.), former Director of the Swiss Intelligence Service. (Switzerland)

Klaus Reinhardt General (Ret.), Former Commander of Allied Land Forces Central Europe LANDCENT in Heidelberg and the International Peace Forces (KFOR) in Kosovo. President Clausewitz Society. (Germany)

Sir Sebastian Roberts, Major-General. Senior Army Representative at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. 2003-2007 Commander of the Household Division and London. (United Kingdom)

Sergey Rogov is Director of the Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN) and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

Edward Rowny LtGeneral U.S. Army (Ret.). Former Ambassador SALT II in the Reagan Administration. (U.S.A.)

Chuck Saffell President of Nortel Federal Network Solutions. As a former Rear Admiral in the U.S. Nayy he helped to develop the concept of network-centric warfare and C 4 (U.S.A.)
Ruben Safrastyan, Ph.D. is the Director of the Department of Turkish Studies at Institute of Oriental Studies , Armenian National Academy of Sciences and Professor of International Relations and Turkish Studies at the Universities of Yerevan. As political analyst with the leading Armenian think-thanks, he is also conducting researches on the problems of South Caucasus .(Armenia)
Joseph E. Schmitz Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of the Prince Group. Mr. Schmitz served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from 2002 to 2005. (U.S.A.)
Thomas Schneider is Adj. Professor for international political systems. (Germany)
Henning von Steuben is the President of the von Steuben Family Association and editor of BILD newspaper (Germany)
Peter Kurt Wuerzbach. Served for 27 years as Member of the German Bundestag and Parl. State Secretary of Defense under Manfred Woerner, the later NATO Secretary General (Germany)

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The Human Codes of Tolerance and Respect
 

Look for men and women of excellency, encourge them, foster them, and give them lasting support in every way.Cultivate and inspire elities in our democracies which do not simply enjoy privileges but are willing to assume social responsibilities.
 

The greatest danger confronting our world is moral relativism
 

We should not adopt but rather shape reality- networking a better and safer world with imagination.
 

Let`s start a new global progressive foreign policy to promote democratic developments and to get rid ...
 

Freedom is the foundation for knowledge, development, and progress. Powerful countries are developed because they are free.
 

Only a genuine reconciliation policy between societies can bring about a true and lasting peace and lay the foundations of eternal peace between former enemies.
 

Isolate the negative elements from the peaceful open-minded majority in the Islamic World.
 

We need a new NATO Double-Track decision consisting of two equally important columns:
military containment and an active dialog with the Islamic cultures.
 

For each conflict we need a holistic formula for peace based on diplomacy plus power plus reconciliation.
 

Beijing and the Pope gain from the establishment of diplomatic relations
 

Broader Middle East

Nations and societies in the "Broader Middle East" should overcome secular schism, seek a kind of enlightment and regain momentum to reach the exsellent scientific, moral and economic of the "Glory past".
 
Americas / USA

A new U.S. foreign policy is needed including: brilliant strategies, imagination and creativity, excellency ...
 
China

Beijing could recognize three advantages through new diplomatic relations with the Vatican
 
Europe

Give more power to the European Parliament, including the election of “European Government”.
 
India

Improve your governance and administration, fight corruption, wage more decentralisation and privatisation, improve your ecucation system.
 
Iran

Stop the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction
 
Iraq

Three Strong Federal States Comprised of Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis Are Needed Now in Iraq with a Division of Oil Income - or a Bloody Civil War Is Unavoidable
 
Islamic States

A New NATO Double-Track Decision on Terrorism and Dialogue with Islam Is Needed
 
Israel / Palestine

Israel, Palestine and its Arab neighbors need common values, interests and goals: Peace is possible !
 
NATO

For the European NATO countries it is intolerable to spend 61% what the US spends but only achieve 10% of the US power projection capacit. The issue is not to spend more but to spend in a way that produces real European power projection capabilities.
 
Koreas

Both countries should mitigate the tensions and aim for a re-unification as a free and democratic entity
 
Russia

Russia has to realize the vital importance of further democratic development. It has to revive its own democratic traditions.
 
Terrorism

Terrorism is a menace for mankind and should find a world wide coordinated response
 
Democracy

Don't ever ask "What's in for me?" Instead, ask "What is good for my country?"
 
Human Rights

Cuban dissidents should follow Estonia’s example of establishing a “Free Parliament” in exile with the support of the EU.
 
Peace and Conflict

We must welcome tolerant patriotism, while containing and combating nationalism and chauvinism.
 
Religion and Politics

The understanding that reconciliation heals memory is crucial for the achievement of true peace between ...
 
Tolerance

China should enhance individual freedoms, religious and cultural tolerance and protection of minorities.
 
UN

UN must adjust the Charter and the structure to the "new world"
 



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