US Role in International Security in the Age of Coronavirus
May 4, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm
From various military missions around the world to membership in multilateral organizations such as the NATO alliance, the US remains deeply involved in international security despite the Trump administration’s preference for bilateral relationships. Questions and the debate over America’s role in international security have become even more relevant in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global pandemic has exacerbated the existing uncertain security environment with unprecedented financial and economic consequences for the world. Given the coming budgetary pressures, the US may reevaluate the necessity of many of its security commitments. These new realities will almost certainly trigger a review of the US international security policies, which might result in a renewed isolationism, a reinvigorated internationalism, a greater focus on great power competition or a combination of these.
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC will host an online webinar event to discuss how the US might deal with international security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please kindly join us for a timely expert panel discussion.
Mary Beth Long, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Luke Coffey, Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC