While the transatlantic partnership has been a cornerstone for European security for decades, relying on the United States and NATO as the institutionalization of that partnership, President Trump’s criticism of NATO and its European allies has posed questions of where the relationship is heading in the future. What does President Trump’s attitude towards NATO and the transatlantic partnership regarding security and defence policy entail? What are the main challenges to a future well-working partnership with the EU? Are we seeing a fundamental shift in the burden-sharing between the United States and Europe?
These are some of the topics that was discussed during an exclusive roundtable event at the Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld) on Wednesday the 6th of March. The event was visited by Daniel Kochis, Policy Analyst in European Affairs in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at Heritage Foundation Europe. The Heritage foundation is considered one of the most prestigious and influential conservative think-tanks in the United States.
Daniel Kochis specializes in NATO and Trans-Atlantic security issues and he is regularly publishing on U.S. policy towards Europe, NATO, U.S.-Russia relations, and Arctic issues. Kochis is also a regional author for the Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of U.S. Military Strength. His writings have been featured in Forbes, FoxNews, RealClearWorld, The National Interest, and The Washington Times. Daniel Kochis has provided expert analysis in hundreds of interviews for foreign and domestic outlets including Al-Jazeera English, FoxNews, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America.