Transatlantic triangle: Prospects for foreign, security and defence cooperation

This event brings together American, British and continental European experts to discuss the current state of foreign, security and defence cooperation between the transatlantic triangle.

Research event, Workshop Invitation only
10 June 2021 — 3:15PM TO 5:15PM

This closed-door virtual workshop brings together a small group of participants from continental Europe, the UK and the US to discuss the changing political and strategic landscape and its implications for diplomatic, strategic, military and industrial cooperation within the transatlantic triangle.

Participants take stock of the UK’s new strategy (Integrated Review, Defence Command Paper, Defence and Security Industrial Strategy), the state of UK-EU/Europe relations, as well as the new agenda for ‘European strategic sovereignty’ and for transatlantic relations under Joe Biden ahead of the 14 June NATO summit.

Discussions assess the new US-EU and US-Europe strategic agenda, continuity and discontinuity in American foreign and security policy under the new Administration, recent developments in EU policy, as well as prospects for NATO’s next Strategic Concept.

This event is organised with the additional support of Leonardo.


Dr Claudia Major, Head of Research Division, International Security Programme, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Peter Watkins, Associate Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House

Jim Townsend, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Programme, Centre for a New American Security (CNAS)

Chair: Hans Kundnani, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Europe Programme, Chatham House

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