“China, Europe, and the Post-COVID-19 World”

The Embassy hosted a virtual live talk and discussion with Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow for Asian Studies at The Heritage Foundation , where he specializes in China’s military and foreign policy, in particular the communist regime’s relationship with its Asian neighbors and the United States. Mr. Cheng discussed China’s foreign policy priorities and efforts to reshape the …

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Dean Cheng on China and the Power of Information

“China’s view of the world differs from that held by Western democracies and their rule of law.” Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and an expert in China’s military and foreign policy, was in Austria this week at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy for a series of program events in Vienna and Linz. Mr. …

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Ambassador Traina meets with Foreign Minister Schallenberg

At their meeting today at the Austrian Foreign Ministry , Ambassador Traina and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg confirmed their intention to further deepen the excellent relations between the two countries in various areas.

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Peter Rough about the U.S. and the Middle East

Peter Rough, Senior Fellow at the Washington-based Hudson Institute shared his expertise on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East at a packed Amerika Haus. The event was co-hosted by the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), whose director Velina Tchakarova moderated the Q&A. Rough, a native of Iowa, is a native German …

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Ambassador Traina at the European Forum Alpbach 2019

Ambassador Traina traveled to the European Forum Alpbach this week – his second visit to the Tyrolean village. His busy schedule included meetings with Austrian government officials, politicians, business leaders, and students. The Ambassador attended several networking events, gave interviews to Austrian media, hosted a group of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation fellows for breakfast, and …

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Richard Fontaine on the Transatlantic Partnership

The Embassy invited Richard Fontaine, CEO of the think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS), to Austria for discussions of the transatlantic partnership in an era of great power competition. Mr. Fontaine gave interviews to Die Presse and Tiroler Tageszeitung and talked at the Management Center Innsbruck and the Amerika Haus in Vienna. …

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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan in Vienna

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan in Vienna: He expressed the United States’ gratitude for Austria’s contributions to security cooperation in Afghanistan and the Western Balkans, and emphasized the need to counter Iranian and Russian malign activities. He met with Secretary General for Foreign Affairs Johannes  Peterlik  to discuss the continued bilateral cooperation.

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