Articles on Transatlantic relationship

The case for a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 01 July 2019

The EU's lack of sovereignty is becoming a threat. Against the Trump administration and in the face of emerging economic and technological markets, the EU risks lagging behind.

Salvini goes global (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 21 June 2019

Matteo Salvini’s enthusiasm for Trump did not win him a meeting with the president; and his Washington visit this week may undermine Italy in Europe

Germany and the crisis of Atlanticism (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 June 2019

With the US opting out of its traditional European role, the "German question" has returned. And European leaders will need to make sacrifices if they are to address it.

After Crimea: Does NATO have the means to defend Europe? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 02 April 2019

Military spending may now figure in public conversation about NATO. But the alliance, at 70 years old, still lacks military capabilities strong enough to protect Europe from Russia

NATO at 70: Celebration and introspection (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 02 April 2019

As NATO enters its eighth decade, it looks back on an impressive history of durability - and ahead to the challenge of wavering US commitment. 

How Trump killed the Atlantic alliance (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro, Philip H. Gordon - 05 March 2019

The transatlantic alliance is dead, and Trump has killed it. How could the next president restore it? 

The accidental Atlanticist (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 February 2019

At this year's Munich Security Conference, appearances by former US Vice President Joseph Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence offered the transatlanticists in attendance a portrait in contrasts. Yet to achieve the bright future promised by Biden, Europeans need to heed Pence's dark warnings.

The underestimated economic threat from the White House (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 February 2019

Given changing global growth dynamics, Donald Trump’s trade policies might just transform from a nuisance into a threat to the euro area’s recovery

America the Mercenary: Trump’s plan to bill NATO (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 12 February 2019

The Trump administration reduces NATO to a bill owed to the United States, at the cost of sacrificing political solidarity across the Atlantic. 

What Europe should do about Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 January 2019

European states pushing to re-engage must not offer Assad cost-free re-legitimisation