How have developments inside the member states of NATO and the European Union affected their ability to defend against external threats while simultaneously preserving Western values? In this month's edition of People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri, author Stanley R. Sloan will join Granieri to discuss his book, Defense of the West: Transatlantic Security from Truman to Trump. They will frankly address the failures and shortcomings of both Western institutions and their member states, as well as the continuing importance of value-based transatlantic security cooperation. At a time of heightened tension and political turmoil, at home and abroad, Granieri and Sloan will answer all your questions about the purpose, history, and continued importance of Western Institutions like NATO and the European Union.
People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.
This event is part of the Robert Strausz-Hupé Project: The Atlantic System in a World of Great Power Rivalry.
Stanley R. Sloan - Stanley R. Sloan is the founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative, Visiting Scholar in Political Science at Middlebury College, and President of VIC-Vermont, a private consulting firm. He...