- November 29, 2019
On November 29, 2019, the Aspen Institute Germany in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin hosted a Brown Bag Lunch on “A World in Transition: From Multilateralism back to Great Power Competition?” with Bradley Bowman, Senior Director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, and Dr. Jana Puglierin, Program Director of the Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations. The participants discussed the extent to which the world is again characterized by great power competition and what role Europe is playing in this. In view of the increasing tensions between the United States and China, the discussion addressed how Europe should position itself politically, strategically, and economically. In addition, other security policy issues came up for discussion, such as the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union, the future of NATO, and how to deal with the 5G network expansion.