The Crisis in the Transatlantic Relationship

Nicholas Burns
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Susan Glasser
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Founder, Politico Magazine
Former Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy
Wolfgang Ischinger
Chairman, Munich Security Conference
German Ambassador to the Court of St. James (2006-2008)
German Ambassador to the United States (2001-2006)
Kurt Volker  
U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations
Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University
U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2008-2009)
Nicholas Burns (Moderator)
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School
U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005)


Panelists Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker and former editor-in-chief at Foreign Policy, Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference as well as former German Ambassador to both the United Kingdom and the United States, and Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for the Ukraine Negotiations and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO joined moderator Nicholas Burns, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and a former NATO Ambassador himself to discuss the current state of the transatlantic relationship. Among the topics they discussed were the Trump administration’s impact on Europe-U.S. relations, the possibility of a common approach to growing Russian influence, and the security and diplomatic implications of current events such as Brexit, a proposed Serbia-Kosovo land swap, and the Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine.