Articles on Transatlantic relationship

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)

Barnes-Dacey, Julien - 28 January 2019

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

Warsaw ‘Iran’ summit: What lies beneath (Commentary)

Buras, Piotr & Ellie Geranmayeh & Jeremy Shapiro - 24 January 2019

ECFR experts share their insight into the manouevres around next month’s US-Poland summit. What does it mean for the JPCOA, and what steps should European countries take in response?

Crunch time: Germany and Europe after Mattis (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 January 2019

With James Mattis gone, it has become far more difficult to engage in damage control in transatlantic relations

Into the jungle (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 08 January 2019

Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of normative unity may actually be helpful.

Top ten foreign policy trends in 2019 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 03 January 2019

Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019

America’s latest wave of Iran sanctions (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 06 November 2018

The US has re-imposed its sanctions on Iran; the final part of our sanctions mini-series explains how the US will implement them

The new tyranny of the dollar (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 31 October 2018

Among the many legacies that US President Donald Trump received from his predecessors is a “secondary sanctions” regime that allows the US to bar malign actors from most of the global economy. Under Trump, however, this sophisticated set of tools has become a bludgeon with which to threaten allies.

Midterms of engagement: How the next US elections will affect Europe (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 31 October 2018

On 6 November, Americans will head to the polls in congressional elections widely seen as a test of Donald Trump's presidency. The stakes are high for Trump - will he become unleashed or unhinged?