10 May 2011


Chatham House


This is a summary from an event held on 10 May at Chatham House.

Professor Alyson Bailes, former Political Director of the Western European Union (WEU), and Graham Messervy-Whiting, former Head of the WEU's Planning Cell, presented their balance sheet for the WEU's performance since its creation more than 60 years ago. They suggested lessons that can be drawn for the European Union, NATO and international security as a whole, in the new context marked by more pressing financial constraints and US disengagement.