The transatlantic relationship has been a cornerstone of the international system for over a century, but liberal democracies on both sides of the Atlantic have struggled to adequately adapt to a globalized and digitalized world and anti-liberal populist forces have threatened democratic institutions. As Europeans wonder about the United States’s political future and the U.S. failure to sufficiently address the climate emergency, and Americans worry that Europe remains politically and materially unprepared to shoulder its own security even as some in Europe fail to recognize the significance of internal and external authoritarian threats, this project examines key issues that will define the next chapter of transatlanticism.
This project is led by Daniel Baer.
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Hungary is no longer a story only—or even predominantly—of democratic backsliding by a member of both the European Union and NATO.
The significance of what is unfolding will settle slowly over time.
What the Biden administration seems to have figured out is that it need not make definitive statements about exactly what Putin is planning. Instead, it can release intelligence and analysis of what he could be up to, before he has a chance to execute his plans.
The AUKUS announcement was not a slight to France or Europe—or, for that matter, to Canada, Japan, or South Korea. It strengthens the hand of all democracies in the Indo-Pacific, including the democracies that aren’t part of the arrangement.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe was rightly heralded as a success. Biden played the role of a national symbol more than U.S. presidents usually do: A long-lost friend returned to the global stage, just as he promised his country would do.