In recent weeks, the UK has ushered in a new prime minister and a new monarch. The US will hold potentially power-shifting mid-term elections in November after nearly two years of the Biden presidency that promised to bring the US ‘back’ as a global leader in international affairs.
These leadership changes come at a time when Europe is at war, NATO is expanding and US–China competition is re-ordering long-held alliances. Old assumptions about foreign policy are in flux in the midst of huge international challenges.
Democratic senator Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, explores how these changes might influence the US–UK ‘special’ relationship.
How will the trajectory of Russia’s war on Ukraine influence the bilateral relationship? What leadership is needed now?
What does Russia’s war on Ukraine mean for NATO in responding to other pressing security challenges?
What domestic constraints might limit the US’s power to reinsert itself as a global leader?
As with all Chatham House member events, questions from the members drive the conversation.