The Future of the United States and Europe: An Irreplaceable Partnership




The partnership between the United States and Europe has been an anchor of the world’s economic, political and security order for more than seven decades. The U.S. relationship with the European Union is the deepest in the world – but we should not take it for granted. Transatlantic relations are at a critical point in their history, and it is necessary to reassess their trajectory, as well as the prospects for EU-U.S. cooperation. In a new publication, CSIS, in partnership with Chatham House, assesses the top policy priorities on both sides of the Atlantic, identifying areas of potential cooperation as well as growing divergences to be managed. United States cooperation with Europe is essential to meeting global challenges – this is a conclusion that every U.S. administration has reached in the past 70 years. Our recommendations seek to strengthen that relationship and promote that community of democratic values that upholds the international order.

This report is made possible through support of the European Union through the EU Policy Outreach Partnership.

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Donatienne Ruy
Director, Executive Education and Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

Dr. Patricia Lewis

Chatham House

Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

Chatham House

Dr. Jacob Parakilas

Chatham House

Dr. Christopher Smart

Chatham House

Jeffrey Rathke