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Revitalizing NATO's Political Cohesion

April 27, 2021 • 10:30 – 11:15 am EDT

In advance of the upcoming NATO Leaders Meeting, it is a timely moment to discuss NATO as a political forum and its future cohesion. NATO’s strength and resilience derive from Allies' shared committment to the values and spirit of the Washington Treaty, namely the principles of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, and the development of peaceful international relations. As NATO grapples with a challenging security environment, it must also confront an erosion of democratic norms within some member countries  that undermines NATO’s unity. Will an updated strategic concept as well as a new U.S. administration provide an opportunity to prioritize transatlantic values and NATO's political cohesion?

Please join the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program for a conversation on how NATO allies can revitalize the alliance’s political cohesion, featuring Ambassador Muriel Domenach, Permanent Representative of France to NATO and MdB Omid Nouripour, Foreign Policy Spokesperson for the German Green party. This conversation will be moderated by Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director of the CSIS Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, with introductory remarks by Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Heather A. Conley

Rachel Ellehuus

Ambassador Muriel Domenach

Permanent Representative of France to NATO

MdB Omid Nouripour

Foreign Policy Spokesperson, German Green Party