A New Chapter for NATO under Biden?





Dec 3, 2020


A New Chapter for NATO under Biden?

December 3, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am ETD | 16:00 pm – 17:00 pm CET

Over the past four years, NATO has witnessed some of the most tumultuous periods in its history. The transatlantic relationship that has underpinned European security for over seven decades has undeniably changed, posing challenges to NATO’s political unity and capabilities. Yet, the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election simultaneously offers opportunities for a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance on both sides of the Atlantic. As one of the foremost experts on transatlantic history, Stanley R. Sloan has documented all such challenges and opportunities NATO has faced in its long and rich history.

In his new book, Defense of the West: Transatlantic Security from Truman to Trump, Sloan delves deeper into the history of the alliance and the lessons it provides for the future. In a rapidly evolving world that will soon welcome a new U.S. president, understanding the lessons from the past are all the more relevant and timely for confronting NATO’s challenges of the future.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is pleased to host an online discussion: “A New Chapter for NATO under Biden?” During the online event, Stanley R. Sloan will present his new book and the lessons it offers for the transatlantic alliance, followed by an expert discussion with Danielle Piatkiewicz on the future of NATO in light of the U.S election and the alliance’s vision for the times ahead.


German Marshall Fund of the United States



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