Video On Demand

To the Warsaw NATO Summit and Beyond: The Value of U.S. Alliances in the 21st Century

June 29, 2016 • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

10:00 a.m. Keynote address and discussion:

Antony J. Blinken (Remarks)
Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Moderated by:
Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, CSIS

Presented by:
The Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies

11:00 a.m.  Coffee break

11:15 a.m. Remarks: Credible Deterrence in Europe and Its Future Challenges

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove (Ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. European Command; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander - Europe (SACEUR)

Moderated by:
Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: New CSIS Report: Evaluating Future U.S. Army Force Posture in Europe

Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia

Lisa Sawyer Samp
Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

Jeffrey Rathke
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Europe Program, CSIS

Moderated by:
Heather A. Conley
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program, CSIS

Please join the CSIS International Security Program and Europe Program for a keynote speech and discussion with Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the strategic importance of alliances in advance of the upcoming July NATO Summit in Warsaw. Following Mr. Blinken’s remarks, General Philip M. Breedlove, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander - Europe, will offer his reflections on implementing a credible deterrence posture and the future challenges that lie ahead for NATO. The program will conclude with a discussion of the key findings of a new CSIS report evaluating future U.S. Army force posture in Europe. What are NATO’s strategic goals at and beyond the July Warsaw Summit? How can the United States and its allies ensure credible deterrence in a changing regional security environment?

Event Partners

Kathleen H. Hicks

Kathleen H. Hicks

Former Senior Advisor

Heather A. Conley