On day three of the 17th Transatlantic Forum of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, moderated by Mr Michael R.Turner, from the USA, who is also a former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the opening remarks of members of the United States Delegation: Mr Rob Bishop, Mr Gerald Connolly, Mr Paul Cook-a, Ms Susan Davis, Mr Bill Johnson; Ms Linda Sanchez and Mr Joe Wilson, were followed up by a discussion.
Then, a part of the meeting, moderated by Mr Alex Crowther, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University, was dedicated to the topic "The US Looks to NATO’s Core Challenges: Burdensharing, Counter-Terrorism, Deterrence and Reasurrance”, when Mr Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, had presentation.
Mr Paolo Alli, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, moderated the final session of the gathering devoted to “US Defense Priorities”, while Ms Katie Wheelbarge, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, had a presentation on this topic. She also discussed on the said topic with participants of the Forum - delegates of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
This event is, most importantly, aimed at providing an opportunity for a transatlantic dialogue on a wide spectrum of key issues shaping the transatlantic partnership, with special focus on informing the participants and developing a dialogue on current topics, such as: the Transatlantic Agenda and the Brussels Summit: Washington perspective; Challenges in the Middle East; US Defence and Deterrence Strategy; Redefining US Relations with China; Russia: A Foreign Policy and Domestic Challenge to the Alliance; The Administration’s Trade Agenda; The Administration’s Environmental and Global Governance Agenda; American Politics: The Lessons of 2017 and the 2018 Agenda; The US Looks to NATO’s Core Challenges: Burdensharing, Counter-Terrorism, Deterrence and Reassurance.
The 17th Annual Transatlantic Forum of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly is implemented in cooperation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly with the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University, in the period 11-13 December 2017, in Fort McNair, Washington, DC, USA.
The Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum is held annually in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the National Defense University and the Atlantic Council of the United States of America.
The event is held with the goal of identifying a precise nature of the divergence in transatlantic thinking and finding ways to overcoming them, and it involves discussion of the delegates with senior American officials and academic experts.
The 17th Annual Transatlantic Forum of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly ends its work today.