Articles on Transatlantic relationship

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? 

The world will soon start talking like Trump (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 17 October 2018

Three lessons about communicating that politicians in the United States, and abroad, are learning from the current US president

Hand-outs and bail-outs: China's lobbyists in Italy (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 October 2018

Italy's new coalition government is moving the country on the path to bankruptcy, causing Italy to look overseas at China for support in pressuring the EU to bail them out

Bankless task: can Europe stay connected to Iran? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 10 October 2018

Despite the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of economic sanctions, Europe remains committed to maintaining ties with Iran

China and the last of the multilateralists (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 October 2018

As the trade war between China and the United States heats up, Europeans should think hard about who they turn to for assistance 

Belarus and Ukraine: Fort Trump’s accidental victims? (Commentary)

​Yauheni Preiherman - 01 October 2018

"Fort Trump" would further the security spiral in eastern Europe, catching Ukraine and Belarus in the crossfire between Russia and the West

Present at the Destruction (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 October 2018

At the UN General Assembly last week, it was clear to most that the post-war multilateral system is now an artifact of a bygone era. The new world order that is currently emerging will be defined less by shared principles, and more by the whims of individual leaders and governments

Fort Trump, Fortress Poland? (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 19 September 2018

Brussels insiders may look askance at Polish entreaties to Donald Trump. But western EU member states share some of the blame for strained relations too