Director’s breakfast briefing: Shifts in European foreign policy since 9/11

Former MI6 chief, Sir Alex Younger, discusses shifts in European foreign policy since 9/11.

Partner and major corporate event Invitation only
14 October 2021 — 8:00AM TO 9:15AM
Chatham House 10 St James’s Square London SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom

The dramatic events surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan demonstrates a profound shift in European security priorities since the beginning of the ‘war on terror’. Against the backdrop of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, former MI6 chief, Sir Alex Younger, discusses recent shifts in European foreign policy.

How has the focus on counterterrorism changed over the last two decades particularly in light of new and evolving strategic challenges? Why were many long-term objectives in Afghanistan left unachieved? Has the threat of terrorism changed across Europe? How has cooperation between security and intelligence services across the world changed particularly across the Atlantic? And, 20 years on, is the ‘war on terror’ really over?

This event is only open to Chatham House Partners and Major Corporate Members as well as selected giving circles of Chatham House. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Linda Bedford at [email protected].