Articles on Transatlantic relationship

Europe’s self-help moment (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 30 June 2020

The covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world.

China: Lessons for Europe from the Cold War (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 22 June 2020

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris.

Russia’s nuclear deterrence principles: what they imply, and what they do not (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 12 June 2020

Russia’s nuclear policy has long been shrouded in secrecy. But a newly published presidential decree on nuclear deterrence clarifies some issues while still leaving ample room for speculation.

Why a new Yalta wouldn’t end the malaise between the West and Russia (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 09 June 2020

The political moment might seem propitious for a new Yalta, but such a system is likely to create more problems than it solves.

How a US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty would benefit the Kremlin (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 May 2020

A US withdrawal from the agreement would shift the blame from a non-compliant Moscow onto Washington, fuelling anti-Americanism and, perhaps, calls for a US military withdrawal from Europe.

How to repair multilateralism after covid-19 (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 22 May 2020

The China-US rivalry is harming an already-fragile international system. Europeans should seek out like-minded allies to act in its defence.

The EU’s strategic sovereignty starts in Eastern Europe (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel & Nicu Popescu - 20 May 2020

The real test of the EU’s power and its strategic sovereignty will be in how it deals with external problems – not least those in its neighbourhood.

A contest of extremes: Biden’s and Trump’s opposing positions on Russia (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 May 2020

The 2020 election will likely determine whether America seeks a deal with Russia to carve up Europe into spheres of influence or launches a new, ideological cold war against the country.

China, America, and how Europe can deal with war by economic means (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 13 May 2020

Great power rivalry has not abated even amid the coronavirus. To survive the economic conflict between China and the US, Europe must make its preparations now.

The house that connects France and Germany: Jean Monnet’s mission to America (Commentary)

Majda Ruge - 12 May 2020

European integration was never distinct from, or opposed to, a strong transatlantic relationship or American interests.