News | Aug. 24, 2021

Policy Roundtable: The Future of Trans-Atlantic Nuclear Deterrence

By Chair: Christian Ruhl, John Gans, and Michael C. Horowitz Contributors: Tobias Bunde, Amy J. Nelson, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Texas National Security Review

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This January, Perry World House hosted a two-day workshop titled “Transatlantic Disruption: Challenges and Opportunities.” The essays in this roundtable emerged from a panel on the future of trans-Atlantic nuclear deterrence.

Dr. Amy J. Nelson's full article, "The Cost of Uncertainty: European Strategic Autonomy and U.S.-E.U. Relations," is available here  →

Arguably, the most quietly contentious issue confronting the transatlantic relationship today is that of defense innovation and Europe’s inward turn in pursuit of its own strategic autonomy. The defense trade, namely U.S. defense exports to Europe, has served as the backbone of the relationship since the Cold War. With the European Union’s recent launch of new initiatives to produce novel technologies and systems made in Europe by Europeans using European technology and know-how, the United States, with a sizeable amount of defense exports to the region, now stands to lose out.