De Balie, Amsterdam, Keynote address “NATO: Under Attack? The U.S. as Europe’s protector: will Trump turn his back on Europe?”

Activity: Talk or presentation / Performance / SpeechesPerformance, Talk or Presentation - not at conferencePopular


Ever since NATO’s creation the United States has acted as security guarantor of European NATO members. But recent rhetoric and allusion by president Trump to withdraw from the alliance, make European countries worry Washington will not back them up when needed. Will the great protector of Europe break up with their decades-long maintained security model? And how should we look at the role of the Kremlin?

Together with James Appathurai (NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Special Representative for Caucasus and Central Asia) and Uri Rosenthal (former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs) the event will discuss European regional safety issues, reflect critically on NATO’s presence in our day-to-day security and take up U.S. relations with the European continent. Do we still need NATO?
Period28 Jun 2019
Held atDe Balie, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • NATO
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Trump
  • European foreign policy
  • European Security Policy
  • European Studies
  • European Defence
  • Russia