EU-US DEFENSE & FUTURE FORUM - In the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States have stepped up their cooperation to unprecedented levels and have maintained unity over many doubts of the strength of the relationship. At the same time, the geopolitical context for this cornerstone of international partnerships continues to change significantly. China’s coercion and assertiveness, the conflict in the Middle East, global economic transformations, and shifting relations with countries in the Global South all test the capacities of and expose challenges in the transatlantic partnership. As the EU and United States continue to cope with these geopolitical changes and enter a year of elections and transitions, what is the outlook for the EU-US partnership? Will current trends of transatlantic cooperation continue? What are some big bets for EU and US leaders to make to take transatlantic cooperation to the next level? What are blind spots they need to consider?
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 11/14/23