Transatlantic Roundtable: Will the US Continue to Lead?

Burden-Sharing and Leadership in International Security

30.03.2017 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP Berlin | Nur für geladene Gäste


Kategorie: Weltweit, Sicherheitspolitik

Since President Donald J. Trump took office, specific foreign policy goals have yet to be articulated. Common security challenges remain, however – from fighting instability in the Mediterranean and Middle East to addressing poverty and insecurity in parts of Africa to defining a transatlantic approach toward China. Will the new administration reduce the US’s overall footprint in global security, with the exception of fighting international terrorism? Will US commitment to international organizations decrease, and if so, would this lead to structural changes in international leadership? Are European allies such as Germany willing and able to take on a more prominent role in crisis management, for example in Syria? And what specific expectations does the US have toward NATO allies, aside from increasing defense spending?


Prof. Dr. Wade Jacoby
Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University


Dr. Henning Riecke
Head of Program, USA/Transatlantic Relations, DGAP


Karsten D. Voigt MP (ret.)

The event is organized by the USA/Transatlantic Relations Program. The discussion will be held in English.

We would like to thank the US Embassy in Berlin and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung for their support.

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