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11.05.2021

Preventing nuclear proliferation and reassuring America's allies

Listen to Ivo Daalder and Wolfgang Ischinger discuss the future of US extended deterrence and NATO’s nuclear sharing arrangement.

On May 10, 2021, Wolfgang Ischinger, Senior Professor of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice at the Hertie School and Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, spoke with Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former US ambassador to NATO, about a recently published task force report on the risk of nuclear proliferation among America's allies. 

The creditiblity of the US nuclear security gurantees has been questioned in recent years, leading to debates among some US allies about potential alternatives to traditional extended deterrence. A task force was established to analyze the risk of potential nuclear proliferation among US allies and the resulting report provides both critical insights as well as policy recommendations on how to rebalance the transatlantic relationship. The task force was chaired by Ivo Daalder, Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind and Kevin Rudd. Wolfgang Ischinger participated as a task force member. In a recent discussion, Daalder and Ischinger discussed the findings of the report, with a particular emphasis on the ongoing debate in Germany and Europe about the future of US extended deterrence and NATO’s nuclear sharing arrangement.

The event was co-hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is part of the Centre's research project "Understanding Nuclear Assurance, Deterrence and Escalation in Europe". Funded by the Stanton Foundation, this project examines what is at the heart of European nuclear security. 

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Chair

  • Wolfgang Ischinger , Senior Professor of Security Policy and Diplomatic Practice | Founding Director, Centre for International Security