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Playing with Fire: Italy, China, and Europe

Italy's decision to endorse China's Belt and Road Initiative in 2019 was the result of years of growing Chinese...

USA and Europe: Partnering for Climate Protection?

Will the USA and Europe manage to partner up and address the global climate challenge together?

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Hostile Ally: The Trump challenge and Europe’s inadequate response

Two and a half years into the Trump administration, an odd calm appears to have settled over the trans-Atlantic...

Daring More Europe

Experts discussed the topic "Europe’s post-American future?" at the BBTI Annual Convening 2019.

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"The Jungle Grows Back"

In Berlin, experts and diplomats discussed America, Europe, and the erosion of the liberal international order.

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Balancing Act: The Limits of Pragmatism in the Franco-American Relationship and the Way Forward

A revamped French strategy for dealing with Trump’s America should be focused on uniting and empowering Europe,...

Divided Kingdom: How Brexit Is Remaking The UK’s Constitutional Order

This paper argues that Brexit will alter not one but two unions: the European Union and the United Kingdom. It begins...

Competition of Powers

The U.S. Administration imposes tariffs on China, China responds with tariffs on U.S. imports. What's next? Cooperation, competition or confrontation? Experts from China, Europe, and the United States discussed the perspectives in Berlin.

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Don’t Take Democracy for Granted

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talked about the topic of her book “Fascism: A Warning” and is deeply worried about the resurgence of nationalism.

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Europe's Foreign Policy Options in the Era of the Trump Administration

Bruce Jones, vice president and director of Brookings’ Foreign Policy program, about “American Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump: Rhetoric, Reversals, and Reality.”

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America First, Europe Alone?

At the annual general meeting of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, participants discussed the current situation and the future of transatlantic relations.

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Where Is the Relationship between Europe and the United States Going?

What do two experts in transatlantic relations anticipate for 2018? The political scientists Constanze Stelzenmüller and Amanda Sloat, both Robert Bosch Senior Fellows at the American think tank The Brookings Institution, discussed the current condition and future of the relationship between Europe and the United States.

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The Future of Political Warfare: Russia, the West, and the Coming Age of Global Digital Competition

The Kremlin’s political warfare against democratic countries has evolved from overt to covert influence activities....

The West's Turkey Conundrum

Policymakers in the United States and European Union are struggling with how to manage their relations with Turkey....

Normal Is Over

Year one of the Trump administration has been uniquely unnerving. Yet the trans-Atlantic security community has also...

A Post-American Europe and the Future of U.S. Strategy

Over the past 10 years, starting in the Obama administration and accelerating in the Trump administration, the United...

Strengthening the Dialog, Not Increasing the Divide

How can we maintain the special relationship between the USA and Europe in the future? The Robert Bosch Stiftung’s answer: by stepping up our cooperation. Together with a U.S. think tank, The Brookings Institution, the Foundation has launched the "Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative." At the kickoff event in Germany, international experts discussed the current challenges in transatlantic relations.

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Europe's Future in the Face of Transatlantic Challenges

How are European countries standing up for their own interests in dealing with the USA? This was the topic of discussion among foreign policy experts at an event hosted jointly by The Brookings Institution and the Robert Bosch Stiftung as part of a wider initiative. Other issues discussed included Russian aggression, trade, immigration, and relations with the USA.

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In brief

About the Project

The transatlantic partnership is increasingly being called into question by nationalist and divisive forces in both American and European politics and society. New impulses and analyses are needed to reinforce transatlantic cooperation. This is the main objective of the "Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative". The initiative aims to build up and expand resilient networks and transatlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning transatlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

Contact at Brookings

Andrew Moffatt
The Brookings Institution
Phone+ 1 202 797 6227
e-mail to Andrew Moffatt

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Marcel Hadeed
Senior Project Manager
Phone+49 30 220025-359
e-mail to Marcel Hadeed