U.S. Rebalancing to Asia and the Ukraine Crisis: Time to Rethink Transatlantic Security?

The Hague Institute hosted, on Europe Day, a timely discussion on transatlantic security in light of the U.S. rebalance to Asia and the crisis in Ukraine, on the occasion of the release of the book “A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia: Towards New Trilateral Partnerships“.

In 2012, the Obama administration announced a strategic rebalance of military and diplomatic resources toward the Asia-Pacific region. Recently the situation in Ukraine has reignited the importance of transatlantic security cooperation and the relevance of NATO.

Does this turn of events affect the U.S. calculations that stood at the basis of the strategic rebalance to Asia? Should Europe “pivot with the United States” or should it concentrate its strategic energy in its own neighborhood? This event was a follow-up to the October 16 conference held at The Hague Institute for Global Justice on “The Rise of Asia: Implications for the Transatlantic Agenda.”


  • Dr. Hans Binnendijk, Senior FellowCenter for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Rem Korteweg, Senior Research FellowCentre for European Reform


  • Abiodun Williams, President
    The Hague Institute for Global Justice


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