Articles on Transatlantic relationship

How the coronavirus threatens a geopolitical Europe (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 30 March 2020

After the crisis, the EU will face the same geopolitical problems it did before. But, this time, it might need to tackle them with less internal solidarity and external credibility.

 

A view from Washington: The America First pandemic (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 19 March 2020

There will be no transatlantic response to the coronavirus. It will drive us apart rather than bring us together – as pandemics always do.

Facing the West’s Demons: The 2020 Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 19 February 2020

The 2020 Munich Security Conference showed how the ties that bind global players together are being weaponised in a new great power competition.

 

Europe, 5G, and Munich: The China challenge and American mission (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 18 February 2020

Bipartisan US pressure over China is rubbing Europeans up the wrong way. But the Americans are right that hard choices await.

2020: The year of economic coercion under Trump (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 February 2020

European countries and businesses are unlikely to escape the impact of US extraterritorial measures on China, Russia, and Turkey. 

Land of the lost: My trip to the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 14 February 2020

With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.

The search for freedom of action: Macron’s speech on nuclear deterrence (Commentary)

Tara Varma - 07 February 2020

The French president reached out to the rest of Europe on Russia, the transatlantic relationship, and European solidarity.

 

The risk of inaction: Economic threats against Europe (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 22 January 2020

Washington and Beijing seem to interpret European inaction as weakness and an invitation for greater coercion in pursuit of their economic and geopolitical interests.

A very American crisis: Why Trump is still NATO’s biggest problem (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 02 December 2019

To all appearances, Macron and Erdogan are NATO’s latest troublemakers. But it is US indifference that enables their antics.

The 5 craziest Trump foreign policy ideas (in the last three months) (Commentary)

Chris Raggett & Jeremy Shapiro - 28 October 2019

Has the world reached peak Trump yet? Doesn’t look like it