Published by the Atlantic Council, Anchoring the Alliance argues that NATO is a force multiplier for the United States and remains essential to addressing the security challenges of a globalized world. R. Nicholas Burns - Atlantic Council Board director, former under secretary of state, and former US ambassador to NATO - served as the project chairman, with Atlantic Council executive vice president Damon Wilson as the project director, and International Security Program deputy director Jeff Lightfoot served as rapporteur. In the report, Burns argues that for NATO to remain central in the coming decade, the United States will have to provide strong leadership of the Alliance, Europe must maintain its aspirations for global leadership, and the Alliance as a whole must strengthen its engagement with global partners.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Anchoring the Alliance." Atlantic Council of the United States, May 14, 2012.