WHO: James Goldgeier, dean of the School of International Service, is the author of a Council on Foreign Relations Special Report, “The Future of NATO.” Dean Goldgeier is a leading figure in the world of public policy and is an expert on contemporary international relations, American foreign policy, and transatlantic security. Goldgeier has held appointments at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, the State Department, the National Security Council staff, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Hoover Institution, and the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy.
Gordon Adams, a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, is a former associate director for national security and international affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (1993-1997). Adams was responsible for the oversight of all U.S. foreign affairs and national security budgeting including the Department of Defense. Adams is the co-author of Transforming European Militaries Coalition Operations and the Technology Gap, a book on military interoperability in the NATO alliance. He has published widely on defense and national security policy, the defense policy process, national security budgets and trans-atlantic defense relations.
WHAT: Available for television, print, and radio interviews surrounding the NATO Summit
WHERE: At American University, via telephone, in-studio
WHEN: May 16 - ongoing
With the Chicago NATO summit on the horizon, what is the future of NATO? Can the Europeans or the Americans continue to fund NATO capabilities, given the economic and budgetary problems on both sides of the Atlantic? Will the Alliance commitment to Afghanistan operations gradually decline as European nations withdraw their forces? Does the NATO mission in support of the Libyan rebels expose critical weaknesses in the Alliance or is it a harbinger of future NATO missions? Will the Alliance remain united in support of a European-based ballistic missile defense system? Experts from American University’s School of International Service are available to discuss the broad questions and specific issues that may come up at the forthcoming Chicago summit.
Among the issues Goldgeier and Adams can discuss are:
• Financial pressures/burden sharing within the alliance;
• The role of NATO in generating greater defense efficiency among its members;
• The impact of European and American elections on the future of the Alliance; and,
• The future of drone operations, special forces, cyber defense, missile defense in the context of the Alliance; NATO’s role in the 21st century.
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