Can Europe Defend Itself?: Barry Posen on the Need for NATO
President Biden promises to restore and renew America’s commitment to NATO and its European allies. Supporters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization argue Russian aggression compels continued American military engagement on the continent. But is Russia really so threatening and is Europe really so weak? Professor Barry Posen of MIT joins the Eurasia Group Institute for Global Affairs’ Mark Hannah to discuss the future of the alliance and America’s security interests in Europe. They cover Posen’s recent piece for the journal Survival, in which he insists – and demonstrates how – Europe can defend itself.
This podcast episode includes references to the Eurasia Group Foundation, now known as the Eurasia Group Institute for Global Affairs.
This post is part of None Of The Above, a podcast of IGA hosted by senior fellow Mark Hannah.