The German Election and Transatlantic Security

In this AICGS webinar, American, German, and European experts discuss the defense and security priorities of the German political parties, how the parties’ platforms could influence coalition building, and how Germany’s European partners view the trajectory of German defense policy.

How do Germany’s main political forces view the security agenda? What threats and challenges shape their perceptions, and what are the national, European, and transatlantic approaches that they will prioritize? Will this advance U.S.-European cooperation? How do key European allies and partners view the trajectory of German security policy, and what are their expectations for the government that will take shape after the September 26 election?

Sophia Besch, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform; DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow
Ulrike Franke, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Janusz Reiter, Former Polish Ambassador to Germany
Moderated by: Jeff Rathke, President, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

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

September 21, 2021

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