Polis Tea Time: The Return of Great Power Competition – What Place for Europe?
With Bradley Bowman (Senior Director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
We want to warmly invite you to our Teatime with Bradley Bowman. The 2018 US National Defense Strategy marked a major shift in US defense policy: Rather than focusing on non-state actors and terrorist groups, China and Russia are depicted as the largest threats to US interests.
With Mr. Bowman, we will talk about great power competition, why the concept has come back to shaping discussions and decision-making and how it affects grand strategy. We are going to take a closer look at the US focus on China, how Russia comes into play and how Sino-American competition shapes current conflicts. Finally, we want to discuss whether there is any space left for Europe in this changing strategic environment.
As a grassroots think tank Polis180 wants to enable the young generation to participate in political discourse. Thus, our teatimes will focus on your questions! Please feel free to enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits and hopefully some food for thought.
We will meet at Café Playing with Eels on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 7pm.
We are looking forward to discussing with you!
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In the case you have any questions, please contact Amelie Blümel.
More on the expert:
Bradley Bowman serves as Senior Director of the Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served as a National Security Advisor in the U.S. Senate to members of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, as well as an active duty U.S. Army officer, pilot, and Assistant Professor at West Point.