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Prof. Viola guest at a panel of »Transatlantic Futures. Shared or Divided?«

Sep 19, 2020 | 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Bad Homburg Conference 2020

Bad Homburg Conference 2020

Lora Viola will be a speaker at this years Bad Homburg Conference, giving her insights into the current US foreign policy at the panel "Transatlantic Security and Foreign Policy under Stress".

Advance registration is required for physical attendance before 09.09.2020. Please find further information here.

A livestream of the conference will be broadcasted on the internet: FKH You Tube. Please find further information here.

Excerpt from the program:


PANELISTS: Michael C. Kimmage, Omid Nouripour, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lora Anne Viola; CHAIR: Gunther Hellmann

Without the USA, today's Europe would not only look different, but would also have a different position on the global political stage. The intervention in both World Wars, the substantial investments in the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of the European states after World War II, and the alliances within NATO laid the foundations for the close transatlantic relations in the decades that followed. The fact that tensions and conflicts arose in this process but were repeatedly overcome testifies to the stability and reliability of the transatlantic partnership. Whereas the scandal surrounding the monitoring of European governments by the NSA may still fall into the category of a temporary annoyance, the unexpected reversals in US foreign, trade and security policies in recent years have led to very high tensions. These reversals include, first and foremost, the withdrawal of the US from the role of a global political power and, associated with this, growing doubts about US security guarantees within NATO; however, the turnaround in Middle East policy, the trade dispute with Europe under threat of punitive tariffs, and the withdrawal from the INF Treaty and the Paris Climate Change Agreement have also played a role. At the same time, these shifts are taking place in a changing geopolitical balance of power between the USA, China and Russia. For Europe today, therefore, the question is not only how bilateral relations with the USA must be adapted to the new global political framework, but also how the European Union can strengthen its cohesiveness and at the same time independently guarantee the security of all partner states to a far greater extent.