Shattered Illusions

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 7:30 - 9:00 am

How to Preserve and Update Transatlantic Resolve

AGI at the 2024 Munich Security Conference

The transatlantic community faces a world increasingly bristling with systemic conflict: Russia’s attempt to remake the European security order, the attacks by Hamas and other terrorist groups in an effort to roll back Israel’s growing relationships in the Middle East, and China’s pursuit of regional hegemony and global influence. The strong response by Germany, the United States, and their allies has helped enable Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty. Likewise, the strengthening of the NATO alliance for the long term and bolstering security in the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific are vital challenges. The looming election cycle in the U.S. will put Washington’s foreign policy approaches to the political test with the American public. This complex situation will require effective transatlantic dialogue to strengthen coordination and to be prepared for the challenges that may arise, regardless of the outcome. This breakfast session will explore how Germany and the United States can adapt to the growing global security challenges, navigate politics at home and abroad, and secure the transatlantic alliance in a time of turbulence and uncertainty.


Boris Pistorius, German Federal Minister of Defense


Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

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The American-German Institute is proud to partner with the American Council on Germany for this annual event.