A conversation with Ivan Vejvoda: The German Marshall Fund’s Young Transatlantic Network
(organised by Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States)
TOPIC: Confronting Multiple Challenges: What is the Future of Transatlantic Relations?
In an increasingly interconnected world, today’s transatlantic challenges are multi-faceted, widespread, and dynamic. The half-century-long bipolar world of deterrence has given way to a new security environment characterized by global hybrid threats and unpredictable effects. Ongoing instability in the Middle East and North Africa, migration crisis, the series of terror attacks, extremism, rise of illiberal democracies, the Turkey coup attempt, Brexit – all serve as palpable examples of this new reality. With many emerging crises taking place on Europe’s doorstep, questions of security and stability are affecting a greater portion of transatlantic dialogue today on local, national, and regional levels.
How will the shifting security landscape shape the transatlantic partnership and its existing security architecture? How can Europe, the United States, and their global partners engage more effectively to deal with unconventional threats and multiple challenges? How can the transatlantic community best manage and mitigate current crises while anticipating emerging threats, challenges, and opportunities?