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Are NATO Allies on the Same Page?

Defense cooperation requires a shared understanding of threats and goals. And, to be effective requires action, making tradeoffs, and paying costs—not just statements.
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Underneath the public face of unity at this week’s NATO meetings, potential disagreements and fissures between the US and its European allies could significantly complicate the United States’ return to the global stage. Council President Ivo Daalder and the New York Times’ Steve Erlanger join Deep Dish to analyze if President Biden has successfully reinvigorated the alliance and whether a shared agenda exists.

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President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
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Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times
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Based out of Brussels, Belgium Steven Erlanger is the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe for The New York Times. He's been reporting for the Times since 1987.
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Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson

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