Tag Archives: Europe

Taking Stock of the Transatlantic Relationship: Female Leaders Reflect on 2017

On January 31st, the Atlantic Council hosted a conversation with female thought leaders about the current state of the transatlantic relationship. In today’s turbulent political and security environment, the transatlantic alliance is at a critical crossroads. Pressing foreign policy and security challenges – from terrorism and Russian aggression to rising nationalism and waning confidence in institutions – have raised new questions about the future of the transatlantic alliance. This discussion features reflects on the past year, and discusses the future of NATO and US engagement in Europe, how the transatlantic partnership must adapt to today’s strategic environment, and the importance of female leadership in foreign policy and international security.

A conversation with:

Amb. Kristen Silverberg
Managing Director
Institute of International Finance;
Former US Ambassador to the European UnionMs. Julianne Smith
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Ms. Christine Wormuth 
Director, Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience
Atlantic Council;
Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
US Department of Defense

Moderated by:Ms. Sally Painter
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Star Strategies;
Senior Advisor, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council

 

Lonely GOP Outpost in Brussels Sees Supporters Slowly Emerge

It’s not a secret that expatriate Americans, along with Europeans, tend to feel more closely aligned with the Democratic Party in the United States. However,  Michael Kulbickas, chairman of Republicans Overseas, says he has spent many years hoping a candidate as transformative as Donald Trump would come along.

In this episode, host Teri Schultz speaks to Michael Kulbickas, Chairman of Republicans Overseas about support for Trump in Europe and the role that Republicans Overseas is playing in bringing the US and Europe closer together.

Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud on French Leadership in a Post-Brexit Europe

Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, joins the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative for a discussion on French leadership in a Post-Brexit Europe.

Following the Ambassador’s remarks, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jeremie Gallon engages Ambassador Frederic Hof, Director of the Council’s Rafik Hariri Center on the Middle East; Ms. Laure Mandeville, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow; and Ambassador John Herbst, Director of the Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center to debate France’s role in navigating Europe’s identity and electoral politics, developing and implementing a more coherent strategy to the south, and ensuring strength and unity in the face of a revisionist Russia. The event took place on July 28, 2016.

NATO After Brexit: Restoring the Power and Purpose of the Alliance

On June 27, 2016, in light of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, the Atlantic Council discussed what the US, UK, and crucial European Allies must do to bolster NATO’s strength and solidarity, especially in a post-Brexit Europe. We also launched a report on “Restoring the Power and Purpose of the NATO Alliance”, authored by Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns and General James L. Jones, who presented their final conclusions. The event was moderated by Evelyn Farkas.