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November 05, 2021

Talk Is Cheap, But Capabilities Are Not, with Hans Binnendijk and Amb. Alexander Vershbow

By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow

How should the U.S. government respond to recent calls for greater European strategic autonomy in security and defense? Hans Binnendijk and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the path towards a transatlantic agreement on strategic autonomy.

Hans Binnendijk is a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He formerly served as Senior Director for Defense Policy at the National Security Council and as Director of the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Alexander Vershbow is a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. His previous positions include NATO Deputy Secretary General, United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

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