In strategic terms, the Atlantic Alliance belongs to the past, along with the overall network of permanent defence alliances set up after World War Two between the US and its European and Asian-Pacific allies. This is the result of basic changes in the international system, not the consequence of the Bush administration's assertiveness. But the 'death of NATO' does not preclude under certain conditions the establishment of a new strategic partnership between North America and the European Union.
François Heisbourg, director of Fondation pour la Recherché Strategique and chairman of the Foundation Council of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, will focus on the changes in the transatlantic relationship with reference to the Atlantic Alliance on Monday 24 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Professor Margot Light, LSE, will chair this event.
After the 'Death of NATO': from lapsed alliance to new partnership is on Monday 24 November at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email email@example.com
This lecture is part of an International Relations Department lecture series on The Transatlantic Relationship After September 11 - crisis: what crisis?
The series continues with:
America Adrift? Myths and Realities About the United States in the 'New' World Order.
Speaker: Professor Joe Grieco, Duke University
Thursday 4 December, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.
18 November 2003