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Christoph Heusgen

Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Christoph Heusgen is chairman of the Munich Security Conference. He served as Director of the Policy Unit for High Representative Javier Solana in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union from 1999 to 2005. He then served as the Foreign Policy and Security Adviser to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. He served as Germany's permanent representative to the United Nations from 2017 to 2021.

We Argued About Admitting Ukraine to NATO in 2008. Now We Agree on It.

The authors—longtime senior U.S. and German national-security figures—describe how they concluded that alliance membership is a necessary step.