On November 9, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy Frank Rose. The session, entitled, “The US-Turkey Missile Defense Agreement,” focused on the strategic, political, and operational significance of the Turkish agreement to host an early warning radar as part of the Phase One of the European Phased Adaptive Approach. Atlantic Council senior fellow Ian Brzezinski moderated the discussion, in which the efforts that led to the Turkey Missile Defense Agreement’s signature were explored.
Eric Rubin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. He most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Moscow from 2008-2011. A career foreign service officer, he joined the State Department in 1985 following two years as a reporter trainee at the New York Times.
Frank A. Rose is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy. He joined the State Department in June 2009, after holding various national security staff positions in the US House of Representatives, including service as a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.