Defending Europe: How the Transatlantic Alliance Protects and Imperils American Security
President Biden traveled to Poland in February after his surprise visit to Kyiv to encourage NATO countries’ continued support for Ukraine as the war enters its second year. “Democracies of the world will stand guard over freedom today, tomorrow and forever,” Biden said. The United States reiterated its commitment to defend countries throughout Europe by remarking on the NATO charter: “It’s absolutely clear: Article 5 is a sacred commitment the United States has made. We will defend every inch of NATO.”
While the Bucharest Nine summit focused on the importance of alliances back home, their costs and benefits are being debated. One such debate occurred at The College of William & Mary’s Global Research Institute between None Of The Above veterans’ Barry Posen and Kori Schake, with Eurasia Group Institute for Global Affairs’ Mark Hannah as moderator. Are America’s security commitments good, or are they overextending the United States and its finite resources? Should our alliances be permanent or change based on the security environment? We dive into all this and more on this week’s special episode of None Of The Above.
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.