Event from the week of July 15, 2022

Last week, the Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren for an AC FrontPage event to discuss how European allies like the Netherlands are adjusting their defense policy to better deter Russia and defend NATO territory.

(On Vladimir Putin) He fears liberty, he fears democracy, since the fall of the Berlin wall and since the end of the USSR. He has developed a ruthless obsession to travel back in time, while most Europeans look forward.

Kajsa Ollongren
Minister of Defense for the Kingdom of the Netherlands 

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