The Zeitgeist

The Zeitgeist

Adapting to a New Foreign Policy Approach

October 08, 2019

Following the Bonn International Security Forum, AICGS President Jeff Rathke sat down with the hosts of the popular German-language podcast Sicherheitshalber to discuss the evolving dynamics of foreign and security policy across the Atlantic. They discuss the need for the U.S.’ traditional allies to find ways to adapt to the Trump administration’s new approach of engaging in the world, the tensions between perceptions of NATO and the European Union (particularly among Americans), and lingering differences in concepts of the use of force. They also look at the political dynamics in both countries ahead of the 2020 elections in the U.S. and the planned 2021 federal election in Germany.

Jeff Rathke, President, AICGS
Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Carlo Masala, Professor for International Politics, University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Thomas Wiegold, Journalist