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European Security Governance and Transatlantic Relations


Europe and the United States are in crisis management mode, finding themselves with the necessity to adapt to a deteriorating security environment in both the Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods. Adding to the difficulties, these negative trends are occurring at a time of increased political uncertainty in both the EU and the US due to Brexit and the increased polarization in the US presidential elections. These various crises have highlighted the need to rebuild and reform security governance on the European continent, while at the same time devising a new approach to deal with the risks stemming from the MENA region. The ninth edition of the Transatlantic Security Symposium, IAI’s annual Rome forum on transatlantic security, focused on these various challenges confronting Europe and the transatlantic alliance as a whole. During the conference, views were exchanged and analyses and potential solutions to the aforementioned challenges discussed. The symposium featured a productive mix of speakers coming from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds, including policymakers, diplomats, academics, and think tank experts.

Report of the the ninth edition of the Transatlantic Security Symposium entitled “Europe’s Security Governance and Transatlantic Relations”, Rome, 29-30 September 2016.

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