Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy at NATO, met in Berlin with members of the German Bundestag and representatives from government agencies as well as selected think tanks. Among other topics the discussion focused on the future of NATO and the implications of the American “pivot to Asia” for the transatlantic alliance. In this context, Brengelmann underlined that NATO itself has also significantly increased its cooperation with a number of Asian states over the past few years.
Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place shielded from the public, so as to enable a confidential, frank, and constructive exchange.