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28.04.2021

A Transatlantic Tally: U.S. President Joe Biden has begun repair work on the transatlantic relationship. But cracks remain.

Katharina Emschermann examines the status of transatlantic relations after 100 days of the Biden administration.

In an article published by Internationale Politik Quarterly, Dr. Katharina Emschermann, Deputy Director of the Centre for International Security, takes stock of U.S. President Joe Biden’s promise to reengage Europe. The piece looks at the state of the partnership’s pillars: common interests, institutions and identity. Emschermann weighs words and deeds by the new U.S. administration on its intent to cooperate on issues such as the climate crisis, recommit to multilateral forums like NATO and rekindle a transatlantic “we feeling”.

Under Biden, the focus has shifted from conflicts of interest to common interests. Those conflicts, however, have not all disappeared. Emschermann outlines remaining problems from coordinating China policies to protectionism. The summits this summer (G7, EU-US, NATO), she argues, will be the first major relationship test.

The full article can be found here.

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