Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Brexit, Trump and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

14 June 2017 - 8:15am to 9:30am

Chatham House, London


Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMG, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London; UK Ambassador to the United States (2007-12); UK Permanent Representative to the EU (2000-03) 
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director, Chatham House



For more than 70 years, transatlantic relations have been at the heart of European security and stability, with British-American relations playing a key role in shaping this alliance. With the double shocks of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the US president last year, and rising populism on both sides of the Atlantic, the commitment to transatlantic relations seems less certain. What will Brexit mean for UK-US relations going forward? What can we expect from Donald Trump’s leadership? And where does this leave the EU and NATO?

In this session, the speaker will discuss some of the existing and emerging challenges to the special relationship, and what to expect from the UK, US and the EU over the next few years.

This is part of a series run by the Europe Programme on ‘Britain and Europe: The Post-Referendum Agenda’.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.