Brzezinski, Ischinger, and Pifer Discuss Mutual Security

Jun 30, 2014

The transcript of the Global Europe Program’s June 16, 2014, event “Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture,” is now available. The discussion focused on the challenges facing mutual security, particularly the transatlantic relationship, in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia. This event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Security Conference, which is chaired by Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, who introduced his anniversary volume entitled: “Towards Mutual Security: Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference.” The discussion was opened by Wilson Center Director, President and CEO, the Honorable Jane Harman, and featured a keynote by former National Security Advisor Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Ambassador Ischinger and Steven Pifer, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and currently of the Brookings Institution, provided commentary. The discussion and subsequent question and answer session were moderated by Christian F. Ostermann, Director of the Global Europe Program.

The text of the full edited transcript is available below:

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant