Transatlantic Relations

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Britain Outside Europe? The US View
Britain Outside Europe? The US View

UK withdrawal from the EU would be a double loss

25/11/2013 | by Jeffrey Lightfoot, Tim Oliver | Europe, European Union

Britain is one of the United States' most important relationships, but Britain's position within the EU is central to its importance. A UK exit from Europe would weaken the geopolitical position of Britain and change the EU and Europe in ways which could be detrimental to US interests.

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US Elections and Foreign Policy
US Elections and Foreign Policy

Whoever wins, tough times for the Europeans

05/11/2012 | by Henning Riecke | United States of America, Germany - USA

While Germans overwhelmingly support Obama, the race in a divided America is much closer. Despite being strongly in President Obama's camp, Europeans will find that a Romney presidency would not be much different.

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Nixon to China, Dacic to Brussels?
Overcoming Reticence Toward Kosovo Essential for Serbian Entry into EU
02/11/2012 | by Elizabeth Pond
A joint EU-US diplomatic visit to Serbia hints that the West sees new Serbian premier Ivica Dacic and his Deputy Aleksandar Vucic as precisely the ones who could persuade their followers, thirteen years after the Kosovo War and four years after Kosovo's secession, to drop 19th-century territorial grievances and move on to a 21st century inside the European Union.
Category European Union, Transatlantic Relations, Balkans, South-East Europe, United States of America, North America
The Discreet Charm of Barack Obama
Germany loves Obama because he is not Bush, while Romney might be
25/09/2012 | by Paul Hockenos
If Europeans could vote in the upcoming US presidential election, President Obama would romp Mitt Romney in a landslide even greater than Richard Nixon’s victory over George McGovern in 1972. Surveys show that a flattering 81 percent of Europeans would vote for Barack Obama, while only 19 percent would back the Republican Romney. Obama surely wishes Europeans were voting as his approval ratings in Europe are roughly double those in the US.
Category Europe-USA, Transatlantic Relations, Europe
A Second Chance for Ban Ki-moon
A strategy to maintain UN relevance in a shifting geopolitical climate
30/04/2011 | by Richard Gowan
Although Ban Ki-moon faces no challengers in his bid for a second term, he will have to demonstrate an improved instinct for running the United Nations. Without better leadership, the UN runs the risk of becoming irrelevant, as Western governments’ austerity cuts constrict an already tight budget and rising powers seek to limit UN interference.
Category United Nations, Transatlantic Relations, Global Institutions, Law & Institutions
European Mergers Trump US Acquisitions
Legitimacy makes all the difference
01/11/2005 | by Richard Rosecrance
Corporations have learned the difference. And various European nations have learned from their imperial problems in the past. But the super power United States still has this learning curve ahead of it. Takeovers don’t produce the cooperative trust that maximizes productive synergies.
Category Economy and Currency, Enlargement Process, European Union, Europe-USA, Transatlantic Relations, Economy and Finance, Europe, United States of America
German Self-Definition Against the US
America’s one-time protégé turns against its patron
01/11/2005 | by Richard Herzinger
Why has the mood in Germany turned so vehemently against the United States? The usual answer is George W. Bush. On closer examination, however, this does not fly. Opposing Bush’s war plans in Iraq did not require siding with France in an outright showdown with the US.
Category Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, History, Government and Society, Military Capacity, Security, Germany, United States of America, Iraq, Afghanistan
East Asian Arms Races- and Cooperation
Growth of weapons heightens tensions, but can spur mutual aid
01/08/2005 | by Frank Umbach
In the past decade global arms sales increased an average 3 percent–but East Asian arms purchases shot up 22 percent. Yet collective security arrangements are also springing up. The policy balance is a tricky one.
Category Organization of Military Defence, Military Capacity, Arms Trade, Security, Transatlantic Relations, East Asia, United States of America
Dueling Paradoxes
01/08/2005 | by Marcia Pally
Church and state are separated in the US, but not in Europe-- with some surprising results.
Category Religion, Integration, Migration, Government and Society, Transatlantic Relations, Europe-USA, United States of America, Europe
How the Germans See the World
Results of a new survey from the German Marshall Fund
01/02/2005 | by Constanze Stelzenmüller
In Germany, left and right both reject George W. Bush’s foreign policy. But young Germans favor “regime change” more than US Republicans do.
Category German Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Germany
Searching for a Grand Strategy
A scorecard on seven turbulent years of red-green foreign policy
01/02/2005 | by Joachim Krause
As the outgoing Social Democratic-Green government hands the reins over to the conservative-Social Democratic “grand” coalition, it’s time to assess red-green foreign policy over the last seven years. The good news is Germany’s participation today in international intervention. The bad news is a lingering desire to cock a snook at the United States.
Category German Foreign Policy, Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, Germany
Charm and Legacies
Are Republican centrists usurping the neo-con agenda-setters?
01/01/2005 | by Elizabeth Pond
After a row between the US and continental European partners France and Germany over Iraq, icy transatlantic relations may be heading for a thaw. The development hints at a change in Washington's thinking when it comes to Old Europe.
Category Europe-USA, Transatlantic Relations, Worldwide
The “European Idea” Meets US Reality
Let’s fill out the charm offensive with a bold transatlantic treaty
01/01/2005 | by Ulrike Guérot
The US and Europe are natural allies. In his second term President Bush seems to realize this and to recognize, perhaps, that the two sides of the Atlantic can accomplish much more together than they can separately. Here‘s how the partners might start.
Category Transatlantic Relations, Europe-USA, Worldwide
Germany’s Conditional Solidarity
Good relations with the US are a bedrock policy. But...
01/01/2005 | by Harald Müller
Sorry. Germany’s support for the US cannot be unconditional. Chancellor Schröder’s instinct was right in saying it was, in the wake of 9/11. But we cannot abandon the democratic principles the US taught us and we have internalized, especially in issues of war and peace. We are not vassals.
Category Germany - USA, Transatlantic Relations, Germany, Central Europe, Europe
Farewell to Unilateralism
01/08/2004 | by Harald Müller
The United States superpower defines its own national interest as providing the world with public goods — security, human rights, liberty, and health, among others. This definition is extraordinarily enlightened, far-sighted, and humane. Who could object to it?
Category Security, Transatlantic Relations, Conflicts and Strategies, NATO, United Nations, Law & Institutions, Arms Control and WMD, United States of America
Transatlantic Power, Legitimacy, and Credibility
01/05/2004 | by Wolfgang Ischinger
Last year’s Iraq crisis was not just one more of the many transatlantic crises since the 1960s. It ran far deeper. It concerned power—military and political,hard and soft—and the legitimacy of the use of military force by the United States. By raising doubts about power, legitimacy, and credibility, it challenged the existing international order more than any other event since the cold war.
Category Europe-USA, Transatlantic Relations, United Nations, Global Institutions, Law & Institutions, Conflicts and Strategies, Security, United States of America, Europe, Iraq
For an End to Arrogance
01/05/2004 | by David P. Calleo
Between the American unipolar vision—hegemonic and unilateral—and the European pluralist vision—plural and multilateral—there is great potential for conflict. It has taken some time to realize this. Neither side has seemed quite aware that its post-cold war vision represents a radical break with the past.
Category Europe-USA, Transatlantic Relations, United States of America, Europe