French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) pose together after a news conference at the French Defence Ministry in Paris, France, January 20, 2016. The United States has called for defense ministers from all 26 nations participating in the coalition against Islamic State as well as Iraq to gather in Brussels in three weeks time, U.S. Defense Secretary Carter said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership to tackle evolving threats
July 20, 2016
On July 20, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted Minister Le Drian for a discussion on French and U.S. cooperation as the two countries face multiple transnational security threats. Brookings Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on the United States and Europe Fiona Hill introduced Minister Le Drian, and Visiting Fellow Philippe Le Corre moderated the discussion. Following Minister Le Drian’s remarks, Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon offered comments.