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SCWA OCTOBER PROGRAM
Held Virtually via Zoom
October 21, 2021 ~ 7:30 PM
Dr. John R. Deni
Research Professor of Security Studies, U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute & nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
COALITION OF THE unWILLING AND unABLE: European Realignment and the Future of American Geopolitics
Why does the U.S. need European allies in standing up to China, pushing back against Russia, and pursuing other common interests around the world? Can those allies do their part to address these and other challenges by America’s side? Deni’s talk addresses the economic, demographic, political, and military trends that are fundamentally upending the ability and willingness of European allies to work with Washington. Brexit and its impact on Britain’s economy and its military, Germany’s reluctance to take on a leadership role, France’s continuing economic malaise, Italy’s aging population and its withdrawal from major overseas operations, and Poland’s demographic decline and single-minded obsession with Russia will combine to make partnership with Washington nearly impossible. In short, the constellation of allies and partners the U.S. has relied on since 9/11 will look very different a decade from now. How should Washington respond, when it doesn’t hold all the cards? Deni will offers an array of practical recommendations for American leaders. By leveraging these proposals, U.S. policy makers can avoid the worst-case scenarios and make the most of limited opportunities.
Dr. John R. Deni is a Research Professor of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), which is part of the U.S. Army War College. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and an adjunct lecturer at the American University’s School of International Service. Previously, he worked for 8 years as a political advisor to senior U.S. military commanders in Europe. Prior to that, he spent 2 years as a strategic planner specializing in U.S. security cooperation and military-to-military relations. While working for the U.S. military in Europe, Dr. Deni was also an adjunct lecturer at Heidelberg University’s Institute for Political Science—there, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on U.S. foreign and security policy, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European security, and alliance theory and practice. With degrees from the College of William & Mary, American University, and George Washington University, Dr. Deni has spoken at conferences and symposia throughout Europe and North America. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of 7 books, including NATO and Article 5, along with authoring several peer-reviewed monographs and journal articles.
BOOK: Coalition of the unWilling and unAble: European Realignment and the Future of American Geopolitics, University of Michigan Press (January 12, 2021), 274 pages
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“How Does U.S. Diplomacy Benefit Americans?”
In a challenging time when Americans are asking themselves and their leaders what role our country should play in international affairs and how that role helps the American people, we invite you to join us for a virtual discussion.
Ambassador W. Robert Pearson (ret), President of the American Diplomacy Journal, will lead the discussion with expert panelists, following three video segments of U.S. diplomats discussing their work.
Thursday, October 14, 20216:30 pm – 8 PM EST Virtual
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