Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 01:30 am
Location: the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin Representative Office, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: Constanze Stelzenmüller, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, John W. Kluge Center, U.S. Library of Congress
  • Frank A. Rose, Brookings-Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative (BBTI) Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Tjorven Bellmann, Acting Security Director for Security Policy, Federal Foreign Office

Panel discussion: 30 minutes
Discussion with audience: 30 minutes 
Networking: 30 minutes 

A light lunch and beverages will be served. 

The event is part of the 2019 Berlin annual convening of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, a comprehensive multi-year project of applied research and programming aimed to create synergies and originate new activities that reinvigorate transatlantic collaboration on global issues.

Over the past several years, the world has witnessed the slow unravelling of the U.S.-Russia strategic arms control framework that came into place in the late 1980s. In August 2019, the United States formally withdrew from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (or INF) Treaty in response to Russia’s violation of the treaty. Furthermore, the long-term prospects for the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction (New START) Treaty look increasingly in doubt. At the same time, we have seen the rise of new actors like China, and emerging technologies like cyber, anti-satellite weapons, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics that are increasingly impacting strategic calculations.

Given the changed security environment, new actors, and emerging technologies, how will the United States, Germany, and their allies deter these emerging threats and develop a new framework for global strategic stability? This comes at a critical time for Germany as it prepares to make an important decision on a replacement for the Tornado fighter-bomber that will enable it to continue to participate in NATO nuclear sharing arrangements.

Registration for this event is closed.