Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures
An Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Launch Event

Dr. Mathew Burrows
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Dr. Frances Burwell
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council

Mr. Daniel Caspary
Member of European Parliament

Mr. Philippe Le Corre
Visiting Fellow for Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe
The Brookings Institution

H.E. David O’Sullivan
Ambassador and Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Dr. Alina Polyakova
Director of Research, Europe & Eurasia
Atlantic Council

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy
Atlantic Council

More Speakers to Be Announced Soon

With growing economic inequality, populist gains in local elections and the possibility of victory for nationalist candidates, US retrenchment, and demographic shifts, the future of the European continent is uncertain.  These issues are not new, but today’s challenges can no longer be addressed at the national level. Crises of demography, economy, and security exacerbate one another, multiplying their combined potential to destabilize and fracture Europe’s inclusive, cooperative, and democratic spirit.  How Europe, as a region, responds to key uncertainties–from the fallout from Brexit to Russian antagonism in the East– will determine its future.
Europe in 2022 is part of the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series, joining our regional strategies, ANew Strategy for US-Iran Relations by Ellen Laipson, A Measured US Strategy for the New Africa by J. Peter Pham, and Beyond the Headlines: A Strategy for US Engagement with Latin America in the Trump Era by Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak. You may view the entire series on

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