Germany and Transatlantic Security: Germany’s Role in European Defense

In this AICGS webinar Volker Ullrich, Member of the German Bundestag, Member of the Committee on European Union Affairs; Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of Alliance 90/The Greens’ Parliamentary Group; Slawek Debski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs; Claudia Major, Head of Research Division International Security, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); and David Bertolotti, former Director of Strategic Affairs at the French Foreign Ministry, discuss German and European expectations for defense burden sharing with AICGS President Jeff Rathke.

What is Germany’s vision of European defense? How does Germany see its own role, and what do Germany’s European allies expect from the continent’s largest economy and largest defense spender when it comes to defense burden sharing? This seminar will highlight the leadership challenges on European defense, consider how Germany’s role has changed, and seek to outline common ground on the way forward.

In partnership with the International Security Forum Bonn 2020


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

December 2, 2020

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership