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Jun 26

Transforming Global Alliances in the New Era

The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The Iraq debate highlighted a growing divide between the United States and many of its traditional allies. It brought into sharp focus the rise of American power, the future of its global military basing structure, and the role of its most important alliances, such as NATO. Where does the U.S. move from here? What lies ahead for NATO and the transatlantic alliance? What are the implications for alliances with countries in Asia and the Middle East?

In an increasingly dangerous and unpredictable world, it is vitally important for the United States and its allies to work together to combat international terrorism, the threat posed by rogue regimes possessing weapons of mass destruction, as well as being prepared for threats that have yet to be defined. While America remains the world's only superpower, the need for powerful global alliances has never been greater.

More About the Speakers

Articulating Instruments of Power Through Alliances (9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)
Mr. David T. Armitage
Office of Analysis for Europe
U.S. Department of State
Dr. John J. Tierney
Faculty Chairman,
The Institute of World Politics
Dr. Loren B. Thompson
President and CEO,
Lexington Institute

Transforming Regional Alliances
(10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
Dr. Larry Niksch
Specialist in Asian Affairs
Congressional Research Service
Dr. Patrick Clawson
Deputy Director,
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. John Hulsman
Senior Fellow in European Studies
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More