Events from week of July 22 and July 29, 2022

Over the previous two weeks, the Atlantic Council hosted Mark T. Esper, the 27th US Secretary of Defense to discuss the four-day Atlantic Council transatlantic delegation trip to Taiwan, Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine to assess the nature of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Finally, Christian Bruch, Siemens Energy CEO sat down to discuss the security of the energy transition as part of the Global Energy Center’s CEO Series.

In my view, it’s about the democracies of the world standing together, standing up against autocracy.

Mark T. Esper
US secretary of defense

Russia has no interest in gaining more territory. It is interested in destroying Ukraine completely.

oleksii reznikov
Minister of Defense of Ukraine

We do know that any future energy system we design, must take into account a view on energy security.

Christian bruch
President & CEO, siemens energy