Communiques and Capabilities: Making the Aspirations of NATO & U.S.-EU Summits a Reality

In this AICGS webinar, American, German, and European experts discuss what steps are required to realize the goals of the 2021 NATO and U.S.-EU summits, and how the U.S. and its European partners should prioritize their political and security engagement.

At the NATO and U.S.-EU summits in June 2021, the United States and its European partners committed to investing in transatlantic technological leadership and to addressing existing, new, and future threats and challenges. NATO allies reiterated the importance of an appropriately resourced, capable alliance in the face of aggressive Russian actions. What steps are required next to realize these goals, and how should the U.S. and its European partners prioritize their political and security engagement? How will the upcoming election affect Germany’s position on its security responsibilities? What capabilities from Europe are crucial, and where do they fall short? Join us to discuss the transatlantic security priorities and how the United States, Germany, and their European partners will approach them.

Keynote remarks by
Spencer Boyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy

followed by a panel discussion with American, German, and European experts:
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Director and CEO, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Linas Linkevičius, former Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Amb. Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; former NATO Deputy Secretary General
Moderated by: Jeff Rathke, President, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies


This webinar is supported by the United States diplomatic mission in Germany.

July 22, 2021

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