The online discussion will take stock of the current state of transatlantic relations as viewed from both sides of the Atlantic, discuss the transatlantic agenda of the new administration in Washington and the road ahead for reinvigorating the transatlantic bond. Among other areas, the discussion will focus on:
- What is the legacy of the Trump and other previous US administrations
- Will the Biden administration represent a change or continuity in style and policy towards the transatlantic alliance?
- How can differences in European NATO impact transatlantic unity?
- Will ‘NATO 2030’ change the Alliance’s strategic priorities, and can NATO truly respond to threats 360 degrees?
- How can NATO play a greater political role?
Niklas Novaky – Research Officer, Wilfried Martens Centre (WMCES)
Ulrik Trolle Smed – Vice-Coordinator, NATO 2030 Young Leaders
Carisa Nietsche – Associate Fellow (Transatlantic Security Programme), Centre for New American Security (CNAS) [TBC]
Piret Kuusik – Research Fellow (Estonian Foreign Policy Institute), International Centre for Defence & Security (ICDS) [TBC]
Igor Merheim-Eyre – Partnerships Director, Atlantic Forum