Articles on Transatlantic relationship

Spreading the good news: Trump’s diplomacy by individual cash payment (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 10 September 2019

The Trump administration transcends international diplomatic niceties in its use of individual payments, but geopolitical love is not always bought

Polish WWII anniversary highlights transatlantic rifts (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 02 September 2019

A hurricane has forced the US president to cancel his state visit to Poland to mark a dark day in history — but that won’t hide the damage he has done to US-German-Polish relations.
 
 

Boris Johnson and the politics of neo-poodleism (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 09 August 2019

With Brexit approaching, Boris Johnson will be keen to capitalise on access to Washington. But don't expect much from Trump.

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.