What Is The Meta-West?

About the Event

At a time when the West is facing heightened security challenges from great power rivals, terrorists, and other non-state actors, how has the existing system of Western alliances evolved? 

FPRI has put together a new four-part seminar series on the concept of a Meta-West, which will examine this larger system and its capabilities. The first event in this series will address the Meta-West's powers and functions as a systemic whole. The subsequent events will analyze the Meta-West's roles as geo-political and geo-economic systems. The fourth and final event will explore the findings and implications of the seminar series, where further research should be conducted, and what policymakers can do now to further the goals of the larger system.

This seminar series is a part of the Robert Strausz-Hupé Project: The Atlantic System in a World of Great Power Rivalry.

Please note: Registration to this event will register you for all 4 events in the series.

FPRI is happy to provide this series free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our events coordinator, Kayla Wendt at kwendt@fpri.org.


Charles Heck

Charles Heck - Charles Heck became a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in 2012.  Mr. Heck brings a wealth of experience in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.  The primary fra...

Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig - Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the director of the Center’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. His own research focuses on US national security policy, great power competition with China and Russia, and strategic deterrence and weapons nonproliferation.

Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan - Robert D. Kaplan is the Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute