Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute

9th March 2021


The two pillars on which the European defence and security framework rests have been shaken in recent years: The commitment to the transatlantic alliance of NATO has been challenged during the Trump administration, while Brexit means that the EU has witnessed the departure of one of its strongest military players. Will the new US administration under Joe Biden change the path set out by Trump, and what will be the longer term implications of Brexit for British and EU foreign, defence and security policy?

At this joint event between Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute, our distinguished speakers discussed these shifting geopolitical parameters from a German, British and EU perspective and shared their views on the future development of European and British foreign, defence and security policy.


David McAllister MEP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Professor Richard G. Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Dr Victoria Honeyman, Associate Professor of British Politics, University of Leeds


Welcome by Matthias Barner, Director United Kingdom & Ireland Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Chaired by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust