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COVID-19 and the uncertain future of the transatlantic bond

By Nathalie Tocci / 26 March, 2020

COVID-19, the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus, will likely become a defining feature of our age. This is not simply because this global crisis will probably have political, economic, and social repercussions reverberating across all world regions for years to come. It is mainly because these consequences may well...

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Nuclear arms: saving the international rules-based system

By Kate Hudson / 30 July, 2019

Since Donald Trump entered the White House, there have been sustained attacks on the treaty architecture that underpins the international rules-based system that most countries struggle to uphold and extend. This is particularly marked in terms of arms reduction and disarmament. These processes haven’t just stalled – they have actually...

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Saving nuclear disarmament in the time of Trump

By Adriano Iaria / 30 July, 2019

The threat of the use of nuclear weapons is a concern for mankind, not just for the few States with nuclear capacities. Therefore, multilateral forums remain the most prominent places to address fears and hopes of humanity. President Trump’s decision to pull out of the INF Treaty dismantles the international...

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President Trump’s reckless decision requires a clear answer

By Knut Fleckenstein / 8 June, 2018

With his unnecessary decision to unilaterally leave the Iran nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump showed that he has no will to maintain a common policy with his allies.   On May 8 US president Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive...

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The Chaos Trumplifier

By Vassilis Ntousas / 21 November, 2017

It has only been a little more than 12 months since one of the most consequential US presidential elections ever. It certainly feels substantially longer.   What the extremely dense past year has shown is that the widely held pre-election opinion that the office Mr. Trump now occupies would change...

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A year after: Trump and transatlantic relations in a time of risk

By Ian O. Lesser / 21 November, 2017

Almost a year into the Trump administration, uncertainty remains a hallmark of American foreign policy. Relations with Europe have yet to experience major change, but wider shifts in US global engagement hold risks of their own for transatlantic relations.   America’s international policy has been strongly affected by the President’s...

On the Campaign Trail

By Ken Gude / 14 September, 2016

The 2016 US presidential campaign has entered the home stretch with Hillary Clinton holding a meaningful lead over Donald Trump both nationally and in the battleground states. Trump has defied expectations both that he would pivot away from the incendiary rhetoric, xenophobic policies, and litany of personal insults that dominated...

US Elections: The Post-Policy Campaign

By Ken Gude / 14 September, 2016

One thing about this election campaign is clear: the policy positions of the candidates are practically irrelevant. That’s not to claim that candidates’ policy positions have been the driving feature of previous campaigns—no one ever won the presidency because he had a five-point plan to fix this or that problem. There...

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