Does India benefit from a closer Transatlantic Alliance?

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Despite appearances to the contrary, India’s position has shifted little since the days of the Cold War, though the superficial media spin may like you to believe otherwise.   India’s history with the transatlantic alliance has, for much of its history, been problematic. On one hand, for Indian society at large, the values and lifestyle […]

A Community of Shared Values – The Transatlantic View from Japan

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The Atlantic Community is still needed today – but less as a geographical concept. The (trans)atlantic community in the postwar period has always been a community of values, and this aspect is now more important than ever before. Given the rise of authoritarian models of politics, economy and society, exemplified not least by Russia and […]

From Geopolitics to Singularity: Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

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Let’s be traditional first: The main purpose of the transatlantic relationship in the 21st century will look familiar to those who have studied its history since 1949: To prevent a situation from emerging in which Europeans feel they need to call Moscow first, instead of Washington, in questions of international politics. Add Beijing to the […]

Going Beyond Borders: Transatlantic Relations in the Era of ‘America First’”

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The crises facing the transatlantic community are more profound that many citizens on either side of the Atlantic realize. A host of challenges, including migration, terrorism, low and uneven growth, high youth unemployment, significant debt, Russian disinformation campaigns, Brexit and the euro crisis, continue to erode domestic politics, economies, and security policies. While we should […]

The Atlantic Community under Strain

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Western democracies are facing tough times. The United States is suffering from deep divisions, witnessing challenges to political institutions and retreating from a global emphasis on democratic values. Its traditional partner, the European Union, has turned inward after the financial crisis and refugee crisis as well as the acrimonious Brexit negotiations. Elections over the last […]

Atlantic Expedition: Atlantic Action Plan

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April 2018  I. Introduction to the Atlantic Expedition   The Atlantic Expedition (AE) is a German-US fellowship program initiated by the non-profit organization Atlantische Initiative e.V. It aims to empower a younger and more diverse generation of leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to explore ideas for modernizing transatlantic relations and broadening the scope of […]

Atlantic Action Plan Fact Sheet

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Have a look at the summary of the main information of the Atlantic Action Plan by our fellows of the Atlantic Expedition: “To realize innovative policies and future modes of transatlantic cooperation, the Atlantic Action Plan proposes to strategically expand the scope of transatlantic actors and allies and to increase the presence of underrepresented communities”. […]