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London Fog: Uncertain Outcomes of the NATO Leaders Meeting

December 4, 2019

Episode Notes:

The leaders of NATO nations just ended a two-day conference in London that celebrated the alliance’s 70th anniversary. Jim Goldgeier joins us to discuss the delicate protocol of scheduling the meeting and managing the media circus, the substance of discussions there, and what it all augurs for the future of NATO. Jim is a senior visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and a professor of international relations at the School of International Service at American University, of which he was dean from 2011-17.


[01:28] What is a “leaders meeting” and how does it fit into the NATO calendar?

[03:13] Whether the meeting can be judged a success

[05:40] Key topics discussed at the meeting

[09:16] What does the meeting tell us about the future relevance of NATO?


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