3.07.2017 US Grand Strategy toward Europe in the Age of Trump: A Debate

This event will take place at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Schitu Măgureanu, no.9), Council Room, starting at 2.00 PM.

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What kind of grand strategy toward Europe will the US follow under the Trump presidency? Will the US keep its military commitments to the transatlantic alliance or it will retreat? What are the factors that could  contribute to the preservation of the transatlantic alliance, and what are those that potentially can break it?

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Christopher Layne is University Distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.  His fields of interest are international relations theory, great power politics, US foreign policy, and grand strategy His next book, After the Fall: International Politics, US Grand Strategy, the End of the Pax Americana, is under contract with Yale University Press

Gabriela Marin Thornton is an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Her fields of interests are International relations and European Security. She recently published an article in Oxford Bibliographies entitled:  “Lean Forward and Pull Back Options for US Grand Strategy.” ​

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