• 10 June 2014

    Public Program | Aspen Brown Bag Lunch: "Collective Defense on NATO’s Eastern Border – Article 5 Under Threat?"

    For the first time, the Friends of the Aspen Institute gathered together with members of the Young Transatlantic Initiative in a cooperative event with the Embassy of the United States in Berlin on June 10, 2014. Prof. Lawrence Chalmer discussed Articles 4 and 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, the most important issues faced by NATO, and the key topics at the upcoming NATO Summit, which will take place in Wales in September. He partciularly stressed the difficulty of finding consensus among 28 states. Subsequently, the participants engaged in a lively discussion about the Ukraine crisis, the future of international organizations, notably the NATO and the European Union, and about Germany’s responsibility in the world.