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The Transatlantic Bargain After "the Pivot"

Barry Pavel, Jeffrey Lightfoot

March 2012

Atlantic Council


In the issue brief "The Transatlantic Bargain After 'the Pivot'," authors Barry Pavel, director of the Council's International Security Program, and Jeff Lightfoot, program deputy director, argue that as the United States reassesses its defense priorities towards the Indo-Pacific region amid cutbacks on defense spending, European partners in NATO must take on a larger responsibility for security within their own region and remain a close partner with the United States in providing security for the Middle East.