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Transatlantic Relations

Now's The Historic Moment for the Nordics

András Simonyi | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

Our Center has been and remains a strong advocate of the importance for the Nordic countries to step forward as individual nations as well as a group...

Is 2014 the Transatlantic Trade Deal's 'Make-or-Break' Year?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Erik Brattberg

Almost a year after President Barack Obama presented the initiative, negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have made steady progress. But several challenges remain unaddressed while new ones loom on the horizon.

Cool the Talk of TTIP as an 'Economic NATO'

Tim Oliver | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Tim Oliver

Here we should indeed look to NATO, but not as model for how to try and change the world, but to take heed of the many problems it has faced in encouraging unity, better spending, investment, modernization and cooperation.

The British Problem Facing a Transatlantic Trade Deal

Tim Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tim Oliver

For successive British governments a deal opening up further the transatlantic marketplace has proved an elusive one. With the U.S.A. and Europe as Britain's main economic partners, even a small deal could produce significant gains for Britain's economy.

A European Union Without Britain Is the Last Thing America Needs

Tim Oliver | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Tim Oliver

Some talk of a vote to quit the E.U. as the means to reclaim Britain's sovereignty, asserting Britain's independence as a "Switzerland with nukes." That those nukes would have to be carried on U.S. missiles shows the limits of that independence.

Mapping a New Era for Latin America, the United States and Europe

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With Latin America on the rise, there are many areas for cooperation, and many problems that demand closer ties.

The Trans-Atlantic Partnership: A Strong Couple for a New World

Joseph Daul | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Joseph Daul

In today's multilateral, multipolar world, Europe and America can and should work together in a partnership for global stability and the enlightened values both sides hold dear. Our Trans-Atlantic partnership guaranteed peace and prosperity in the 20th century.

Johnny's Calling -- Is Europe There?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

When a new administration takes over in the U.S., it takes roughly one year for it to be up and going; wasn't it a bit of an exaggeration to pretend that the brand new European diplomacy would magically work overnight?

Economy Sick, Politics Deadlocked? How About a Trade Deal!?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The economy faces a persistent budget crisis. Pushback from Wall Street has gutted most of the banking reforms, unemployment is stuck around 8 percent, corporate profits have been soaring while there is no wage growth -- and the newest White House proposal is... a free trade zone with Europe. This idea of a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Area was tossed in, reportedly at the last moment, to President Obama's State of the Union, and is being promoted in the government's latest report on trade. You don't know whether to laugh or cry. This is a classic case of changing the subject to a cause that will not address any of the economy's deeper ills and could well worsen them. It recalls the very old joke about the drunk looking for his keys under a lamp post. He mentions to a cop that he lost the keys somewhere else, but "this is where the light is."

Kevin Spacey and the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement

András Simonyi | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgHouse of Cards should be watched and analyzed in Brussels and in capitals throughout the EU, because although it is fiction, it gives the perfect guide to Washington power, the understanding of which will be key to the success of the FTA negotiations.

"Old Country" Bonds: Chicago and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Despite the fact that NATO might be "the most successful military alliance the world has ever seen," our transatlantic bonds go far beyond combined military operations. They are interwoven into the very fabric of our society.

The Arab Spring's Implications for NATO

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Rabah Ghezali

An improved military cooperation means an enhanced political relationship which would help reconsidering this part of the world as an opportunity for the dialogue of civilizations rather than simply a mere threat to Western security.

Rebuilding America's Stock of Power

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Getting things right with the BRICS plus Turkey is vital to all national security challenges in the future -- and managing the reality that China matters more than all the rest is the vital challenge that matters.

Carbon Trade Wars: Why U.S. Should Accept EU Rules on Aviation Emissions

Jonas Meckling | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Jonas Meckling

The EU's move on aviation emissions is leading the way on climate, potentially triggering an upward spiral of climate regulation.

Welcome to Disneyland

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Alexander Goerlach

The strategic importance of the Old World is declining. That does not mean that the emotional bonds of the transatlantic relationship must fray. But Europe is dropping down on the list of priorities.

UK-US Relations Deep if Not Frequent: Special Relationship Still "Special"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The report of my death was an exaggeration. -- Mark Twain What follows below is a note from Martin Longden, Press Secretary and Head of Communicatio...