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Transatlantic Security: A New Hope?

Joint discussion on transatlantic security after Biden's victory. AmerikaHaus NRW, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the French Embassy Germany: Higher Education Department, and the University of Bonn's Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)

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Transatlantic Security: A New Hope?

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23. Feb. 2021, 18:30 MEZ


Über die Veranstaltung

According to EU Commission President Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Europe now has “a friend in the White House”. While many Europeans will share this sentiment, existing transatlantic security issues remain yet to be solved: on questions of NATO burden sharing (the infamous “2 %”), energy security (Nord Stream II), cyber security (Huawei), and possible troop movements within Europe, US President Joe Biden will without a doubt change the rhetoric, but not necessarily the entire substance of the conversation. In parallel, French advances at European strategic autonomy grow stronger beyond its national borders and may offer an alternative to the crumbling post-World War II order.

Against this background, an international round of transatlantic experts will discuss past, current, and future challenges – and opportunities – for transatlantic security.

HANS H. STEIN Director, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels

LTG (RET.) BEN HODGES Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

DR. BRUNO TERTRAIS Deputy Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, Paris

MODERATED BY SUMI SOMASKANDA Journalist, Senior News Anchor for DW News (Deutsche Welle)

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