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America First:What impact on the EU global strategy in the area of security and defence

Foreign policy, Security and Defence
Date: Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:30 - 18:30

Venue: Conference Centre Campus Renaissance  |  City: Bruxelles, Belgium

The election of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, and the new geopolitical strategies that he has been pursuing since he was sworn into office, have raised many doubts and questions on the future of transatlantic relations, especially as the new US president’s foreign policy involves numerous unknown factors.

Are we facing a new way of disguising the American exceptionalism, or are we experiencing a 180-degree turn from President Obama’s legacy which could deeply affect the relations between Washington and the European institutions? Will US interventionism be more aggressive beyond verbal postures? How do we have to understand the new American strategic choices and how can we cope with what is called “unpredictability”? What impact will Trump’s administration policy have on the new “ambitions” of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and on the major issues in the field of the EU’s foreign policy? A major challenge is to determine the mega-trends in the US foreign policy and its impact on the transatlantic relationship. In short, do we need to review the current analysis frameworks, and to what extent?

In order to address this issue, we have invited Dr Maya Kandel, graduated from Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and Columbia University, in charge of the United States & Transatlantic Relations at the Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (CAPS) of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

This conference will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 17:00 hours in the conference centre of the Campus Renaissance (entrance: Rue Hobbema 8, 1000 Brussels). The lecture will be given in French with simultaneous translation into Dutch and English. Parking is available on the Cinquantenaire esplanade in front of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. We are looking forward to welcoming you and kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registering online on the RHID’s website: www.rhid.be  

Pre-registration is mandatory to access the premises and must reach us not later than Friday 2 February 2018




Rue Hobbema 8
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium




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  • Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:30 - 18:30

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