ORIENTING EUROPEAN SECURITY: THE EU STRATEGIC COMPASS AND EU-US DEFENSE COOPERATION - Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine is upending the European security order and leading to a re-evaluation within the European Union as to its role as a security provider. The EU Strategic Compass, which was formally endorsed by the twenty-seven Heads of State and Government at the end of March, reaffirms the strategic importance of the EU-US partnership and calls for further deepening cooperation in security and defense in a mutually beneficial way. To discuss the EU Strategic Compass and how the EU and the United States can cooperate effectively to enhance security in Europe, the Atlantic Council was excited to welcome Amb. Charles Fries, and Molly Montgomery for this virtual conversation.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 4/4/2022