July 22, 2024

At the NATO-Warsaw summit [this past year], there was a joint declaration, and I would say a historic [one] between NATO and the EU to decide to work together.

WAR ROOM welcomes special guest Ludwig Blaurock, Counsellor for Political and Military Affairs, Security and Development Section from Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the U.S. He discusses current EU initiatives to address the emerging security challenges on the continent, and the EU’s relationships with the U.S. and NATO. The latter is important as both EU and NATO are moving toward greater integration and setting aside old rivalries. U.S. Army War College’s Director of European Studies Darrell Driver moderates.

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Ludwig Blaurock is Counselor for Political and Military Affairs in the Security & Development Section in the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America, Washington, DC. Darrell Driver is the Director of European Studies at the U.S. Army War College. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army, or the Department of Defense.

Photo: A view of the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Union Commission.

Photo Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images


  1. Ludwig Blaurock is an extremely articulate and thoughtful futurist. He sees the necessity and logic of strengthening NATO’s and EU’s relationships. He sees the constructive commonality of US and EU aims in an increasingly dangerous world. The steps that he outlines are consistent with the trajectory of the Magna Carta, Treaty of Westphalia, US Constitution, NATO, and the EU. I am excited about the flexibility of PSCO (Permanent Structural of Cooperation), because it can be extra-European at a time that transnational challenges are more pressing.


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