Articles on Transatlantic relationship

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.

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)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 January 2019

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

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

Piotr Buras & 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.