Academics discuss US, NATO and UK defence relations

18 April 2017

The Defence Committee seeks to determine what US, UK and NATO military resources are currently available to European Defence and how these may change post-Brexit and throughout the new US administration. The Committee also looks to establish the extent to which the UK and continental Europe are reliant upon NATO and the US in deterring and potentially responding to Russian aggression.


Tuesday 18 April 2017, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Professor Patrick Porter, University of Exeter
  • Dr David Blagden, University of Exeter
  • Dr Martin Zapfe, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich

Purpose of the session

Questions the Committee may look to address are:

  • Does NATO devote sufficient attention to the threat from international terrorism?
  • What form does the US–UK partnership currently take in the military arena?
  • What does the UK offer the US that is not available elsewhere and vice-versa?
  • What are the implications of the new US Administration's policies for UK major equipment programmes and the UK nuclear deterrent?

Further information

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