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Partner Event: Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies

A conversation on how the perceived weakening of America's security guarantees is altering debates over nuclear weapons and security in Europe.
A military officer walks ahead of a NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 23, 2021.
Ivo H. Daalder
Wolfgang Ischinger
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About This Event

In recent years, questions about the credibility of the US nuclear guarantee have re-emerged, leading to debates among some US allies about potential alternatives to US extended deterrence. How is this debate playing out in Europe, particularly in America's key ally Germany, and might the election of President Biden alter the outcome? What is at stake in terms of Europe's security. This event is being hosted by the Hertie School in Berlin, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

About the Speakers
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
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.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Wolfgang Ischinger
Chairman, Munich Security Conference
Wolfgang Ischinger has been Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008. He is also is Senior Professor of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School and Founding Director of the school’s Centre for International Security. From 2006 to 2008, he was Germany’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and from 2001 to 2006, he was Ambassador to the United States.