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More Than Burden Sharing: Five Objectives for the 2018 NATO Summit

Jun 26, 2018
8:15am to 9:45am

Center for a New American Security
Washington, D.C.

In early-July, NATO will host the first full-length summit at its new headquarters in Brussels. It will also be the first NATO summit for President Donald Trump’s foreign-policy team. President Trump will arrive in Brussels with only one thing on his mind: burden sharing. This is hardly a new concern for an American president, or indeed for many European leaders. Although continuing to push allies to take on a bigger share of the burden is important, the United States should not allow this single issue to eclipse the entire summit agenda. This summit needs to be about more than burden sharing. It is with this in mind that the Center for a New American Security’s Transatlantic Security Program has published its latest report, “More Than Burden Sharing: Five Objectives for the 2018 NATO Summit.”

We cordially invite you to the formal release of this report on Tuesday, June 26 at 8:15 AM at the CNAS office (1152 15th Street NW, Suite 950) as we examine the additional issues that NATO allies should tackle at the Summit including the Black Sea, counter-terrorism, emerging domains of warfare, NATO-EU defense planning, and readiness. This public, on-the-record event will feature opening remarks by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide. A panel discussion with CNAS experts Julianne Smith and Jim Townsend, along with Ian Brzezinski of the Atlantic Council will followThe event will be moderated by Professor Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University


More Than Burden Sharing: Five Objectives for the 2018 NATO Summit

Report Release and Panel Discussion Featuring:
 
Opening Remarks:
Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Norway

Panel Discussion with:
Julianne Smith
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Jim Townsend
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Ian Brzezinski
Resident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Rosa Brooks
Professor of Law
Georgetown University

 

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Center for a New American Security
1152 15th Street NW
Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20005