A discussion with Dr. Karen Donfried, president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Dr. Donfried will discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship, with special attention to Germany. Please note: this discussion is off-the-record.
It is a challenging time for Europe. At home, the governments of the continent find themselves contending with Britain's pending exit from EU, ongoing populist movements, Russian interference, and growing backlash from the migrant crisis. Across the pond, a U.S. administration eager to challenge long held assumptions about European defense and trade policy has proven vexing for Europe's leaders, and slowly given rise to questions about the reliability of the United Sates as an ally.
Are these changes and challenges to both Europe and the transatlantic relationship fleeting or permanent? What is the state of the transatlantic relationship?
Dr. Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Before assuming her current role in April 2014, Donfried was the special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council at the White House. Read more.