NATO celebrated its 75th anniversary on 4 April at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and at the upcoming summit on 9-11 July in Washington, D.C., where its founding treaty was signed. Since its creation in 1949, the transatlantic Alliance has grown from 12 founding members to 32 member countries. Its changing political initiatives, military operations, and burgeoning membership reflect its enduring significance. What does this mean for the UK and Germany? On Monday, 8 July 2024, Edward Arnold from RUSI and Dr Aylin Matlé from the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) will be discussing the future of  this military alliance and the UK’s and Germany’s role within it from 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST on Zoom.

Ed Arnold is a Senior Research Fellow for European Security within the International Security department at RUSI. His experience covers defence, intelligence, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency, within the public and private sector. Ed has a particular interest in UK National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Reviews. He joined RUSI from the private sector where he was a strategy Director within the defence and security sector.

Dr Aylin Matlé has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Security and Defense since March 2022. Previously, she worked as deputy head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Israel office in Jerusalem. Prior to that, she was a research associate for the chair of international relations and European politics at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

The event will be chaired by Dr Sorana Jude, lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London.

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8 July - 8 July
Time 18:30 - 19:30
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