Lunch-Discussion: NATO's Nuclear Policy and the Future of European Security Order
- Dr. Elmar Hellendoorn, Eisenhower Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College, and Lecturer at Utrecht University
- Martin Quencez, Fellow and Program Officer at The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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The Trump administration and its emphasis on “America First” has exacerbated European concerns about the American commitment to European security and alliance unity. Is America still willing to incur nuclear risks for the defense of its European allies? And if Trump’s commitment to NATO declines, how should European NATO countries reinforce the alliance’s nuclear deterrence posture independently from American nuclear decision making? The discussion will address the future of transatlantic nuclear deterrence in the Trump-era, and its concrete implications for European allies.