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How should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression?
December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
The West is searching for a response to Russia’s ongoing malfeasance, including its recent attack on Ukraine in the Black Sea and its just-revealed effort to “muck around” in U.S. 2018 midterm elections. These are the latest in a long sequence of transgressions on the part of the Kremlin, ranging from the invasion of Georgia, to the violation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, to interference in the democratic processes of NATO member states, perhaps most dramatically seen in Putin’s assault on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As a result, on both sides of the Atlantic, democratic values and institutions—and the trans-Atlantic alliance predicated upon them—are at risk.Accordingly, Governance Studies at Brookings will cohost an event with the bipartisan Transatlantic Democracy Working Group (TDWG), featuring an expert panel that will discuss the threats emanating from Russia and elsewhere to security, democracy, and the trans-Atlantic alliance—and what the alliance can and should do about it. Welcome: **Norman Eisen, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Co-Chair, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group **Jeff Gedmin, Editor-in-Chief, The American Interest; Senior Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; Co-Chair, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group Moderator: **Mary Louise Kelly, Host, All Things Considered, NPR Panel: **Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security **Bill Kristol, Editor at Large, The Weekly Standard **Jen Psaki, Vice President, Communications and Strategy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace **Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Distinguished Fellow, The Atlantic Council; Former Ambassador to NATO, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Korea After the panel, speakers will take audience questions. WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: The Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 FOR MORE INFORMATION: To RSVP: http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-transatlantic-alliance